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CSGN projects win quality in planning awards

Winners of the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2019 were announced at a ceremony in Edinburgh on 20 November.

Now in its 20th year holding a place as one of the Government’s most prestigious awards, they celebrate achievements in planning, right from the detail of processing through to the bigger picture of creating places which will become the legacy of the sector’s professionalism.

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Tourism chief visits Lanarkshire 

VisitScotland’s Chief Executive was focused on Lanarkshire tourism as his annual country-wide listening tour brought him to the area.

Malcolm Roughead met with businesses, councils and attractions across North and South Lanarkshire including the John Muir Way.

The tour brought him to The Boathouse at Auchinstarry Marina in Kilsyth which sits on the long-distance route – honouring the legacy of Scottish conservationist John Muir - and acts as a stamping station for a special route “passport”.

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Shortlist announced for Nature of Scotland Awards

Forty-four projects from across Scotland have been shortlisted for the eighth Nature of Scotland Awards, hosted by RSPB Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.

The shortlist of nominees up for this year’s Nature of Scotland Awards were announced yesterday at a reception at the Scottish Parliament, hosted by Emma Harper MSP and sponsored by The Botanist.

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National Planning Framework 3 monitoring report

Scotland’s National Planning Framework sets out a spatial strategy to guide future development and land use over the next 20 to 30 years. National Planning Framework 3 (NPF3), the Scottish Government's current strategy, was published in 2014, following extensive public engagement and full scrutiny by the Scottish Parliament.

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Plantlife launch new national road verge guidelines to increase wildflowers

New national guidelines underline the huge benefits of road verges being cut less and later for wild flowers and the wildlife they underpin. The Plantlife-led guidelines endorsed by highways agencies, industry and wildlife organisations provide a roadmap to fundamentally transform how 313,500 miles of UK road verges are managed.

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Save the date - CSGN Forum 2020

The CSGN Forum 2020 will take place in the John McIntyre Conference Centre at Pollock Halls in Edinburgh.

This will be the tenth CSGN Forum presenting an inspiring programme of speakers, workshops and site visits, as well as the opportunity to meet with others who are helping to deliver the CSGN.

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