Tag Archives: Local

Pontypool vs Penarth: Rugby and The High Street and Town of 1951

This post has been ready for some time, but I thought I would publish it today, as it is National Sporting Heritage Day. If you are reading this on the 30th in Stirling then the University is hosting a pop-up … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Towns Week

Will you be using your local town centre next week? A Scotland’s Towns Partnership-led campaign, Scotland’s Towns Week aims to raise the profile of Scotland’s towns; uniting, inspiring and supporting towns across Scotland, to run or launch activities during Scotland’s … Continue reading

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Convenience and Community

In the disaster zone that was the Tesco half year results finally released the other week, there were two figures that confirmed again the changing structure of British grocery retailing. And for a change neither of them were really to … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol, Association of Convenience Stores, Community Grocer, Convenience stores, Local Retailers, Scotland's Town and High Streets, Scottish Grocers Federation, Small Shops | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

It’s Incredible

We hear an awful lot these days about the importance of, and need for, community. This is often in the setting of place-making or rebuilding locations hit by structural and recessionary change. But the numbers of examples of communities doing … Continue reading

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A Market is for Life not just for Christmas

As has been noted in these pages, I am not a great fan of the Orange One. The idea that celebrity can save the high street is not one I ascribe to readily, and the Portas review for me missed … Continue reading

Posted in Farmers Markets, Festivals, Independents, Localisation, Markets, Mary Portas, Places, Town Centres | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Slow Food UK Week 18-24th June 2012

I’ve written a couple of times over the last year or so about aspects of food culture, whether it be in Italy or in Scotland and whether at the level of Eataly in Turin or Muddy Boots in Fife. And … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Towns Conference 2011

Scotland’s Towns Conference 2011: Think Local – Act Local “If you live work and play in a town, or if it’s your job to improve Scotland’s towns and make them better, then you need to be at Scotland’s Towns Conference” … Continue reading

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