This time last year, our May Spotlights was co-written by our intern Lisa Crossan. This year, we’re delighted to welcome another new face to the team, graduate planner Negar Maydanchi who is assisting us for four weeks. So below is Negar’s pick of what’s of interest this month.
A couple of years ago, a friend of ours set up home on a canal boat in Edinburgh, making us look at Scotland’s canals in a new light. And we’re not the only ones to have done that. After a period of post-industrial decline, these once important shipping routes are now increasingly valued again as places for people to live, work and play, and for their contribution to wider regeneration and placemaking.