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Scottish Town’s Partnership – 9 November 2016

Scottish Town’s Partnership held a very interesting meeting in Kirkcaldy on 9 November. The meeting featured rejuvenating the High Street and new directions in Town Planning; these session where given Steve Millington from Manchester Metropolitan University and the Institute of Place Management and Andy Milne from SURF, and Jarmo Suominen from Finland and Kelvin Campbell […]

Benefitting from Business Mentoring

Do you have the ambition to grow your existing business? Do you find yourself with more problems than solutions? Is there a market out there you would love to tap into but don’t know how? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you would benefit from Business Mentoring. A funded service directed at […]

Leaving the EU

So the UK has voted to leave the EU. It remains to be seen what this means for the economy, both local and national. A drop in the value of the pound will mean imported materials will go up in price, but a UK-wide slow-down in the economy might mean that labour costs go down […]

Can Do Places

I attended a Can Do Places Enterprise Mash Up on the 20th April at the Drygate brewery. Despite the location the event was sober! The Can Do Places vision is “to help people create Can Do Spaces in towns across Scotland. Not innovation spaces, not creative spaces but messy spaces. Spaces where people can make […]

New Workplace Pensions auto-enrolment regime

Many LBA members will be wrestling with the new Workplace Pensions auto-enrolment regime There’s not much advice out there for small businesses. If you have just 2 or 3 employees and you’re investing 1% of their salaries into a “master trust” scheme then you’ve probably got a pension pot of less than £1000 to invest […]

Linlithgow’s Party at the Palace will return in 2016

Organisers of Party at the Palace have vowed next year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever before. Despite the company going into liquidation last week, organiser John Richardson is determined to make next year a success. He said: “Restructuring the company is to allow for fresh investment. In 2015 we made huge improvements […]