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Calling all retailers! Fashion Show Opportunities.

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BID St Andrews are looking for local retailers to be involved in the St Andrews fashion festival this coming February 2017. Opportunities range from being part of
the runway shows to pop up shops and fringe events.

If you are interested in taking part, please send an email stating your interest to: projectmanager@bidstandrews.co.uk and we’d be happy to discuss your involvement.

 

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BID to tidy town with new ‘St Andrews Green Squad’

BID St Andrews is launching a new ‘Clean and Green’ initiative for levy-payers and the town: ‘The St Andrews Green Squad’.

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The project, partly funded by a grant won by BID St Andrews, will employ a supervisor to train and lead a small team of volunteers, including youngsters seeking employability skills, to deliver a range of agreed environmental projects within the BID area.

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BID St Andrews commissions University gull survey to find facts

“Everyone has a gull story to tell,” says Professor Will Cresswell of St Andrews University.

But the problem is how individuals see St Andrews’ issues with the gull population isn’t an objective basis from which to decide how to deal with the problems they create – like droppings, opened litter sacks, aggressive behaviour by parent birds and stealing food from alfresco café tables.
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Annual St Andrews Photography Festival to celebrate old and new

While St Andrews is world-renowned as the home of golf, few know the role the town has played nationally and internationally in the introduction of photography.St-Andrews-Photography-Festival-logo_Web

BID St Andrews is working with the University of St Andrews and local businesses to launch an annual photography festival in August which will celebrate the role and importance of St Andrews in the world of photography and engage with those who live, work in and visit the town.
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BID St Andrews appoints BID Manager to “dream job”

BID St Andrews’ has appointed its BID Manager to what she describes as her “dream job.” BID St Andrews BID Manager Rhonda McCrimmon.

Rhonda McCrimmon (36) started her new role on Thursday and will be responsible to the BID St Andrews Board and levy-payers for both the day-to-day management of the BID as well as the smooth running of its strategic projects.
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CruiseForth Seminar

The St Andrew Business Improvement District is teaming up with CruiseForth to unveil what it promises will be the first of many ‘business networking sessions’.

The evening seminar, 6-7.30pm at The Byre Theatre on 12th May, is free to attend and aims to guide and educate local businesses on how make the most of the growing cruise ship market. Continue reading “CruiseForth Seminar”

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BID ST ANDREWS BOARD ELECTED

A new Board – the first to serve the newly formed BID St Andrews – has been elected at an open evening at the Old Course Hotel.

Businesses in St Andrews who will be contributing as levy payers to the new Business Improvement District from January voted in the 10 in an election overseen by representatives of Fife Council and independently chaired by Ross Martin, CEO of the Scottish Council for Development & Industry.

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Comments from the BID Steering Group Chairman

Ken Dalton, chairman of the BID St Andrews steering group, says: “I am absolutely delighted that the hard work of so many volunteers across the town has been rewarded in such a positive way.”

Ken adds: “We can take a brief moment to celebrate – for and on behalf of our entire community – before the work begins on delivering a real business improvement district that will best support the town, its businesses, residents and visitors.” Continue reading “Comments from the BID Steering Group Chairman”

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KEY BACKERS FOR BID

As the campaign for a Business Improvement District in St Andrews enters its final two weeks, “key businesses and organisations” have backed the initiative, forming what the organisers are calling “a unique partnership.”

BID St Andrews has hailed the backing of some of the town’s largest players as proof that the project will unify the town “as never before”.
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