The Scottish Government recognises the important contribution made by Scotland's town centres towards the achievement of its purpose of increasing sustainable economic growth. Town centres are a key element of the economic and social fabric of the nation, acting as centres of employment and services for local communities and a focus for civic activity. We want to see town centres reach their full potential and to support local economies through these challenging economic times/
The £60m Town Centre Regeneration Fund (TCRF) illustrated our commitment to the improvement of Scotland's town centres and local high streets. It supported community and business leaders to regenerate and grow our town centres, and helped our town centres adapt to modern markets, and supply the access, mix of facilities and services, and environment to meet the needs of local communities and businesses.
You can read case studies of some of the towns that received TCRF funding, and we published research findings on town centre regeneration including findings of research undertaken in nine case study areas that received TCRF funding.