Improvement Districts, the next generation of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), seek to provide a vehicle for local businesses to work together with other public and private sector partners to improve local economies and, by extension, local communities in a variety of contexts. At their heart, they are the realisation of a meaningful corporate – community – public partnership working collaboratively to deliver better local economic and social outcomes.
Successful and thriving Improvement Districts working together across the whole of Scotland, supported by Scotland’s Improvement Districts, are a vital delivery mechanism for a dynamic, prosperous and inclusive Scotland.
To read an overview on progress made in the first six months since the launch of SIDs, published in May 2019 by National Programme Director Phil Prentice, please click here.
Over 10,000 people flocked into the city centre over the past 12 days to enjoy everything the Aberdeen International Comedy Festival had to offer. In