Sparks L (2020) COVID-19: How Scotland’s Improvement Districts are supporting businesses and communities. University of Stirling Public Policy Blog [Blog post] 06.11.2020. https://policyblog.stir.ac.uk/2020/11/06/covid-19-how-scotlands-improvement-districts-are-supporting-businesses-and-communities/
First paragraph: In any normal year, we would be meeting at this time in Holyrood for the Annual Parliamentary Reception for the Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres. This of course is no normal year. The event is instead being held online tonight (3rd November, details and registration via the link) and its focus is on the work of Scotland’s Improvement Districts in supporting local business and encouraging the public to safely use their local services. As the infographic below shows, they are using many approaches to meet these local needs.