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Nairnshire entrepreneurs are being urged to fling their weight behind a new initiative to boost the area’s economy. The team leading a local business improvement district (Bid) is looking for traders to join a steering group to oversee the...
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
The ‘We are INverurie’ BID (Business Improvement District) Project has been given the green light by the Town’s businesses today after a huge 87.2% of the eligible business owners voted YES. The full results of the vote are: Total votes cast 125 – votes...
Monday, 26 June 2017
Community-led organisations from across Scotland are invited to apply to the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) for funding to support local projects that tackle climate change. CCF grants of up to £150,000 per organisation, per year,...
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
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The world’s first ever Food & Drink BIDLAUNCHES NEW collaborative ordering system at the Royal Highland Show East Lothian, 8 June 2017 - The world’s first ever Food & Drink Business Improvement Development (BID) group from East Lothian,...
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
LIVING Lerwick is confident it will still be able to function despite Shetland Islands Council signalling its intent to reduce or withdraw its £20,000 a year core funding.   Director of development Neil Grant told councillors at Monday's SIC...
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
A new Shawlands BID team could oversee new street lights and improvements to shop fronts in the hope of attracting more visitors. Almost three quarters of businesses in Shawlands have voted in favour of a Business Improvement District (BID) for the...
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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Ambitious plans are being drawn up to bring the Nuart street festival back to Aberdeen for the next three years - and expand it into the city's suburbs.  Earlier this month, artists from across the world descended on the Granite City using spray...
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Proposals for a Business Improvement District (BID) in Shawlands have taken a significant step forward after a ballot of local businesses saw almost three-quarters voting in favour. The Shawlands BID is expected to raise £741,000 over a five year period...
Monday, 24 April 2017
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31st May - 2nd June, 2017, Malmö, Sweden  We look forward to continuing the international dialogue initiated in Edinburgh, June 2016, which resulted in a frame-work of beliefs and principles for inclusive city building. Please join us to...
Thursday, 20 April 2017
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“It’s very un-Aberdeen this,” a woman tells me as we walk through a dark tunnel. “I’m so excited, I’m almost tearful.” Long used only by delivery drivers and the odd pigeon, today the tunnel is home to two unlikely residents: classical-looking images of...
Thursday, 20 April 2017
BARRHEAD will be awash with colour this summer as it plays host to a Rainbow Run. The event, organised by the town’s Business Improvement District (BID), will take place in Carlibar Park in June. A slow motion video has been posted on the BID’s...
Thursday, 20 April 2017
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The New West End Company is set to bring a world first in technology and retail to London in what it is calling a “smart street”, which will feature next-generation technology, fashion, innovation and sustainable retail concepts. Taking over Bird...
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
A project to create a tourism brand promoting the quality of South Devon's outstanding seafood to the world has received a £100,000 boost. Work will now start in partnership with local businesses to develop and promote new seafood focused products to...
Monday, 17 April 2017
Companies are being given the chance to bid for a £270,000 contract to clean chewing gum from Aberdeen’s pavements and street furniture.     The city council has invited firms to come forward to tender for the major project.   The...
Monday, 17 April 2017
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If you walk past a statue in Bedford with a conspicuous purple plaque next to it - reach for your smartphone. Hover your phone over the QR code and you will get a callback from the stone figure towering over you. You might just find out something...
Monday, 17 April 2017
Transport Scotland has launched a digital consultation on how we can improve parking in Scotland. The consultation seeks views of the people of Scotland. The closing date for responses is 30 June 2017. More information can be found on the Transport...
Thursday, 13 April 2017
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The Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District’s (BID) free Vintage Weekend returns to Edinburgh for the second year on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April from 12pm – 5pm. The catwalk Vintage Fashion Show will return, featuring Edinburgh’s...
Thursday, 13 April 2017
We’re hoping to get essentials right when it comes to a great capital city Edinburgh. A year from today we will be seeking approval from Edinburgh city centre’s business community to deliver a range of projects, services and improvements to our city...
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
With the BID AWARD, the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry organization recognizes BID projects every year as successul initiatives to increase the attractiveness of, strengthen and revitalize downtowns, neighborhood centers,...
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
If you fancy bagging some amazing discounts on clothes, restaurant tabs and even holidays you should head to the west end this weekend. The West End Spring Festival is a family event on Byres Road on Saturday. Outdoor play, face painting and an Easter...
Monday, 10 April 2017
Largs is providing plenty of food for thought next month with the return of the annual food fest for its third year.Spring is in the air, and Largs shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs and attractions once again bid a huge family welcome to its Easter and...
Monday, 10 April 2017
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The Paisley First Walls Series is proving a real hit with Buddies and visitors to Paisley alike with the murals a real talking point.   The latest mural has been completed with one local youngster taking centre stage in promoting the town’s proud...
Thursday, 06 April 2017
The campaign aims to encourage people to stay in Belfast city centre after they finish work.  Businesses in Belfast city centre are encouraging shoppers to stay after 5pm in a bid to increase footfall in later hours. Belfast One –the Belfast City...
Monday, 03 April 2017
Business Improvement Districts could hold the key to future economic prosperity.  For the past eight years entrepreneurs, retailers, local groups and tourism providers have been coming together in towns and cities in the hope of supercharging their...
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Enterprising Bathgate is delighted to announce the delivery of a major new project. For some time businesses have asked for improvements to the operation of CCTV in Bathgate town centre, and the BID have been working with partners to find an affordable...
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
A new photography competition has been launched in St Andrews – and the winning pictures will be exhibited to an international audience this summer. The competition is part of the 2017 St Andrews Photography Festival, which in its inaugural year last...
Monday, 27 March 2017
An Aberdeen street art festival has unveiled its programme.  The schedule for Nuart Aberdeen has gone live online and reveals what will be going on in the inaugural bash.  Murals and installations from UK and international artists will take...
Monday, 27 March 2017
The Key to Inclusive Economic Growth for Scotland  Over 250 leaders from across sectors and nations, will gather in Perth Concert Hall on, Tuesday, 28th March, to discuss the phenomenal progress and innovative plans for Business Improvement...
Monday, 27 March 2017
The day to day running of a tourist office in the heart of Crieff is to be taken over by locals.  The long-term future of Crieff Town Hall appears to have been secured after an agreement was reached which will see locals take over the day-to-day...
Friday, 24 March 2017
A national competition is to be launched for designers to develop a new architectural vision for the historic town centre of Dumfries.  Entrants will be invited to submit their ideas for the Midsteeple Quarter.Housing Minister Kevin Stewart is due...
Friday, 24 March 2017
The Greater Grassmarket BID's exclusive Walking Wedding Fair returns for the second year running.  The Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District’s (BID) Walking Wedding Fair takes place in the Grassmarket area on Saturday 8th April from...
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Like London and Buenos Aires, cities can move their nightlife away from drink-dependent culture - if councils and businesses work together  After years of unregulated growth, it looks like the good times may be over for those in the UK who make...
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Scotland's Towns Partnership has published a document offering guidance on the use of digital platforms, technologies and skills in towns. The Digital Guidance was presented at the Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres, held in the Scottish...
Monday, 13 March 2017
World-renowned artists are to give Aberdeen streets a splash of colour next month.  Aberdeen Inspired yesterday confirmed the locations which will be transformed into street art for Nuart Festival. The event, founded by Martyn Reed, has attracted...
Monday, 13 March 2017
Some of the county's tastiest food and drink was served at a Taste of East Lothian reception at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday. Guests had the chance to sample the finest local produce from throughout the county and hear about how local producers...
Friday, 10 March 2017
North-east councillors have thrown their weight behind plans to waive property developers' community contributions in a bid to spark growth.  Developers currently have an obligation to act as “good neighbours” and contribute to local infrastructure...
Friday, 10 March 2017
Aberdeen’s Christmas Village generated more than £21 million for the city – and saw more people visit businesses such as McDonald’s. New figures put together by Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce have revealed around £5.5m was spent within the...
Friday, 10 March 2017
The Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District (BID) has announced a range of free visitor events taking place in the area from May to September 2017. Events returning due to popular demand include; the Vintage Weekend featuring a vintage market,...
Wednesday, 08 March 2017
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The Board of Economic Development Association Scotland wishes to appoint a new Chair to lead the organisation into its next era - a period that will be exciting yet challenging for our economic development community, set in a time of change and...
Monday, 06 March 2017
Artists from around the world will head to the north-east for a show later this year.The Nuart Festival will take place from Friday, April 14 to Sunday April 16 in Aberdeen.Street artists Fintan Magee, Nipper, Add Fuel, M-City, Alice Pasquini, Jaune,...
Monday, 06 March 2017
Talented street artists from around the world will bring a splash of colour to Aberdeen this spring for the debut of the Nuart Festival in Aberdeen. Artists from Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Portugal and the UK have...
Friday, 03 March 2017
Energise Galasheils, in partnership with Galasheils Chamber of Trade has announced £55,000 funding has been secured to develop a town centre Business Improvement District (BID) plan for the town.  The initial funding has come from BIDs Scotland,...
Thursday, 02 March 2017
Plans to regenerate the region's town centres will be discussed by members of Scottish Borders Council's executive committee on Tuesday, March 7.  In October 2016 the council agreed to establish the rolling three-year plan, which targets resources,...
Thursday, 02 March 2017
An ambitious renovation plan for Union Street has been given a boost worth more than £1million from a national conservation body. Historic Environment Scotland have awarded the Aberdeen City Council scheme for repairing and preserving the buildings on...
Thursday, 02 March 2017
Business rates. You see... some of you are already nodding off! Business rates - how they are calculated, how they are billed, enforced and collected - have been a thorn in the side of many a party in Government for decades. It has been the...
Thursday, 02 March 2017
The public art trail will stampede into the town this summer.  The final preparations are being made for the public art trail that will feature giant sculptures of safari animals throughout Hamilton. A herd of elephants, tower of giraffes, pride...
Monday, 27 February 2017
Overshadowed by Glasgow, inhabitants of Scotlan'ds largest town are discovering that they live in a place of consequence and beauty.  Paisley has a horizon of domes and spires and one or two factory chimneys from which smoke never rises. You can...
Monday, 27 February 2017
Hoping to have something to raise a glass to are the three Falkirk veues shortlisted for the Best Bar None national awards.  The initiative recognises the best licensed premises in Scotland over ten categories. Flying the flag for Falkirk will be...
Monday, 27 February 2017
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Paisley is set to become the first Business Improvement District (BID) in Scotland to have a gable end transformed into a giant mural. The work highlights one of the town’s most eminent yet relatively unknown sons, Alexander Wilson, as well as iconic...
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Plans put forward by Ayr Renaissance were given unanimous backing by councillors with a host of empty buildings set to make way. The starting gun has at last been fired on a river renaissance designed to propel Ayr back from the doldrums. Councillors...
Tuesday, 21 February 2017