Holyrood launches fund to help communities regenerate town centres

Market Square, Duns
Market Square, Duns

Social justice secretary Alex Neil has announced £1.7 million of funding to help revitalise and regenerate town centres across Scotland.

The fund is open to community organisations to support capital projects which will make real and lasting improvements to town centres.

Mr Neil said: “Scotland’s town centres need to be fit for the 21st century, offering a diverse range of businesses, services and activities that meet local demand. There are already a few examples of communities getting involved in their town centres, introducing innovation and helping to reclaim them as vibrant social spaces.”