The Scottish National Investment Bank and the UK Government should invest tens of millions of pounds over the next decade to fund transformational regeneration projects in local towns.
The Scottish Government should create an empty property commission to investigate how to bring more long-term empty properties back into use.
Scottish Enterprise should create Digital Towns teams to improve the digital capabilities of independent traders.
The Scottish Government should set up a taskforce to investigate how to deliver low carbon infrastructure - like electric charging points - outside of Scotland’s cities.
The Scottish Government and Councils should co-design targeted business rates help for hard-pressed high streets
The Scottish Government should look to regulate the commercial property market by introducing standard terms in commercial leases for small businesses.
The UK Government should instruct Scotland’s biggest banks to roll-out shared banking hubs in Scottish towns with no local facilities.
To find out more about our recommendations and read the report in full download our Transforming Towns report.