The Improvement Service (IS) is the national improvement organisation for local government in Scotland.
Our purpose is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.
Through a series of principles, the IS works to promote improvement in local government and among its partners to support them improve outcomes and reduce the outcome gaps within populations and within areas.
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Thirty-one of Scotland's 32 councils are now using tellmescotland to publish public information notices (PINs) as Aberdeenshire Council becomes the latest to join the portal.
Aberdeenshire has begun posting licensing notices and it assessing its requirements for implementing other types of notice.
In the last month, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has also begun publishing planning notices on tellmescotland. The council previously published licensing notices only.
Tellmescotland is Scotland's national public information notices portal, allowing all notices to be published online in a single location. For more information, visit www.tellmescotland.gov.uk