About Us

About SIDs
Scotland’s Improvement Districts, part of the Scotland’s Towns Partnership project, launched alongside the new generation of Improvement Districts in Autumn 2018.

Supported by the Scottish Government, the organisation’s role is to foster the development and continued success of Improvement Districts across Scotland by:

  • Developing a national Improvement Districts strategy which sets the strategic direction for Improvement Districts across Scotland;
  • Championing the success of Improvement Districts and communicating their impact with Government and other national public and private sector stakeholders;
  • Building new and innovative partnerships at a national level;
  • Providing high quality support, training and funding opportunities for Improvement Districts; and,
  • Offering advice and support on the legislative framework to new and existing Improvement Districts.

You can also watch a video introduction to the work and role of Scotland’s Improvement Districts, featuring National Programme Director Phil Prentice and Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Communities, Aileen Campbell MSP (click image below to view in YouTube).

Welcome to Scotland’s Improvement Districts

Our Vision

Our goal is to support Improvement Districts across Scotland to deliver inclusive local economic growth by providing national strategic guidance, delivering training and practical support and building strong national partnerships.
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About Improvement Districts

Improvement Districts, formerly Business Improvement Districts, were launched in 2006. With approximately forty in existence across Scotland, they have a strong track record of delivery over the last ten years.

Our Members

Latest News

4.8.2020
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Members of Scotland’s Business Improvement Districts are showing their support for Scotland Loves Local, urging shoppers to act on the call to

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20.7.2020
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Scotland’s Towns Partnership today (20th July) launches its campaign – in association with the Scottish Government – encouraging everyone to

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