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.
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).
FSB Scotland’s Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019 was a tremendous success, seeing businesses from right across the country scooping prizes