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What have the Portas Town Teams achieved so far?

ISSUE 505, NOVEMBER 2013
*SPECIAL FOCUS ON TOWN CENTRES*

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IN FOCUS: WHAT HAVE THE PORTAS TOWN TEAMS ACHIEVED SO FAR? 

It’s six months since the first Portas Pilot town teams were announced. Clare Cummings investigates what they’ve been up to, and assesses their potential for creating lasting change in town centres.

INTERVIEW: MALCOLM FRASER: TAKING TOWNS BEYOND RETAIL

Malcolm Fraser was chosen to chair the Scottish Government’s National Review of Town Centres, which is due to publish its results in spring 2013. He spoke to Clare Goff about the review’s findings so far and why he’s the antithesis of Mary Portas.

HOW TO… REVIVE A TOWN CENTRE THROUGH CRAFTS

The murder of a young design student kickstarted the regeneration of West Kilbride. Using crafts as a focus to bring pride back to the community has put the village firmly on the map, as Susan Downer explains

IDEAS FOR MAKING TOWN CENTRES BETTER 

Earlier this year New Start joined forces with Townstock 2012 to find the best ideas for reviving town centres. We can now announce the winners.

 

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