New measures designed to revitalise town centres in the wake of the Covid pandemic have been published.
สมัครสมาชิก SLOTXO A joint report by the Scottish government and council body Cosla also details actions designed to tackle climate change.
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Recommendations include a drive to reduce vehicle emissions and further investment in low carbon transport.
It also calls for the creation of more green space and greater accessibility to reduce unnecessary car journeys.
Other proposals include incentives for entrepreneurs and the introduction of a new online sales tax, designed to help traditional businesses compete with internet-only rivals.
Healthier, fairer, greener'
Community Wealth Minister Tom Arthur said town centres were vital for the country's economic, environmental and social wellbeing.
He added: "The actions in this report provide a framework to meet our ambitions and give communities the freedom and confidence to deliver locally.
"They will help improve our town centres following the pandemic and deliver net zero climate ambitions whilst promoting better planning and delivering enhanced digital capabilities for businesses and residents."
Mr Arthur said the review was designed to create enterprising communities.
Reversing the decline of the high street is a challenge that pre-dated the pandemic.
Factors blamed include the boom in online shopping and the popularity of out-of-town shopping centres.
Two months before Scotland's first confirmed Covid case a radical new blueprint for Paisley town centre was unveiled.
It included a high street cinema, European-style food hall and more room for pedestrians.