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£290k funding approved for rural community projects

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Three community projects in Kiltarlity, Isle of Canna/Isle of Sanday and Gairloch have been approved £290k from Highland Council’s capital discretionary fund by Members of the Council’s Corporate Resources Committee (August 30th). Lovat Shinty Club have been granted £80k funding... (Continue reading)

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Council approves £5 million affordable warmth programme for Glasgow

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Glasgow City Council’s Executive Committee today (31 August) approved a report on the city’s programmes for affordable warmth and energy efficiency in the city. The council uses Scottish Government funding for these programmes to deliver energy efficiency measures to homes... (Continue reading)

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Council approves £67m funding for more affordable homes in Glasgow

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Glasgow City Council’s Executive Committee today (31 August) approved the next stage of its Affordable Housing Supply Programme (AHSP), with almost £67million to be allocated towards the development of affordable housing in the city in the current financial year (2017/18).... (Continue reading)

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£30 million Maybole bypass contract up for grabs

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Industry invite for major road contract (August 30th). The notice, which outlines construction costs of approximately £30m, invites prospective bidders to formally apply to participate in the procurement to construct the bypass. The successful bidder will be required to build... (Continue reading)

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£9 million Berriedale Braes road contract off to market

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Industry call to build A9 hairpin scheme. The notice, which outlines construction costs of approximately £9 million, invites prospective bidders to formally apply to participate in the procurement to construct major improvements to this important route in the north of... (Continue reading)

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Park of Keir planning decision

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Ministers to grant permission in principle (August 30th). The Scottish Government intends to grant planning permission in principle for a proposed tennis and golf centre at Park of Keir in Dunblane. The development will feature 12 tennis courts and a... (Continue reading)

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Liverpool 2022 Commonwealth Games could deliver economic boost of around £1 billion

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A new study revealed that hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Liverpool and Manchester could deliver an economic boost to the region and wider UK economy (August 31st). The study, conducted by Deloitte, the business advisory firm supporting the Liverpool... (Continue reading)

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30 hours free childcare launches

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The government’s 30 hours free childcare offer for working parents rolls out across the country on Friday (1st of September). New 30 hours childcare offer saves families around £5000 per year per child Around 390,000 families across the country are... (Continue reading)

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Jobs and industry of the future

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First Minister announces extra £45 million to support growth and innovation (August 31st). The First Minister has set out key actions the Scottish Government will take to boost growth, create jobs and seize the economic opportunities of the future. Outlining... (Continue reading)

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Farming groups given £1.7 million to boost the environment

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A fund opens on 1 September for groups of farmers and organisations to bid for cash for large scale environmental projects in their area (August 31st). The third round of the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund is open for applications from... (Continue reading)

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