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Business Improvement Districts

Information on our Clarkston and Giffnock Business Improvement Districts (BID).


Clarkston BID

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The Clarkston Town Centre Business Improvement District is made up of some 132 businesses centred round Clarkston Toll and the Sheddens Roundabout. Located in East Renfrewshire it was put forward for a BID by East Renfrewshire Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

The BID is working to complete a business-led programme of investment to tackle issues identified by businesses, with the aim of increasing the number of people shopping, visiting, working and investing in Clarkston town centre.

The BID went to ballot in June 2010 where it achieved a yes and became Scotland's tenth Business Improvement District.

Clarkston BID has its own website and retail map:

The BID renewal ballot declaration was published on 26 June 2015:


Giffnock BID

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Giffnock has become Scotland's 20th BID following a successful ballot. Businesses have given their staunch backing to plans to support Giffnock by delivering a 'Yes' vote for Scotland's latest Business Improvement District (BID). The BID will raise some £60,000 in the first year and over £200,000 over five years towards projects aimed at enhancing the business area. There are 64 businesses in the Giffnock BID area.

The Giffnock BID business plan was developed in consultation with businesses and shoppers and as a result of this BID projects will include the creation of new annual events to bring shoppers to the area, a new website and social media presence, a marketing campaign to promote the area, improved signage and participation in a review of parking. New 'mall signs' will be installed and a new retail forum will be created to allow issues and opportunities to be discussed between the businesses.

Giffnock BID has its own website:

Details of the Giffnock BID proposal, ballot notice and declaration are available for download:


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