Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are where local businesses work as one to help improve an area.

Businesses decide if they want to set up a BID through holding a ballot. If the ballot is successful, they pay a levy. This is spent on local improvements.

 BIDs in Edinburgh

  • Essential Edinburgh (City Centre)
  • Greater Grassmarket (Grassmarket)
  • Edinburgh's West End (West of the City Centre)

Learn more about BIDs by phoning the Enterprise and Innovation team on 

0131 529 4623.

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