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Scotland’s town centres need to work for older people in rural communities too

Community development charity, Outside The Box is the lead partner of the Rural Wisdom project, which works to develop rural communities that are older-people-friendly, supported by The National Lottery Community Fund. It has piloted work in the areas of North Angus, Highland Perthshire and Eaglesham and will soon expand into Moray and The Scottish Borders.

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Phil Prentice: How to make £50 million for Scotland's town centres go a long way

Contributing to our special week of coverage, Phil Prentice, Chief Officer at Scotland’s Towns Partnership and National Programme Director for Scotland’s Improvement Districts, says that the spending of the new £50 million Scottish Government town centre fund can learn lessons from the last fund of its kind, in 2009

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Mark Scott: The Labour skelfs won't bring down Corbynism

Mark Scott, blogger at The English left, argues that the MPs who have split from Labour is just the latest futile attempt by the ‘extreme centre’ to reassert control

SKELF: a word for those irritating, jaggy wee bits of wood you get stuck in your finger when climbing fences as a wean. Although they got under your skin, they remained insignificant when pulled out. 

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