World Towns Leadership Summit Report 

On 15th & 16th June 2016 Scotland hosted a unique global gathering for 200 leading urbanists, planners, economists and practitioners from across the world to discuss the alliances and approaches required to develop and achieve a strong competitive economy combined with a fairer, more equal society in a fast moving 21st Century.

Catch up with all the action and next steps here.

An anchor of the Summit was the final shaping of a World Towns Framework: A Public-Private-Social Vision for Urban Centres. This will act to inform our work and influence both governments and key international institutions in their approach to towns and neighbourhoods. This includes feeding into the United Nations Habitat III Conference, to be held in Quito 17-20 October 2016.

View the World Towns Framework | View the World Towns Framework Recommendations


MSP Connector Programme: Connecting MSPs with Scotland's Towns

MSP connector


STP Funding Event | 24 August | Aberdeen | Book Now

Scotland's Towns Partnership along with Aberdeen Inspired are bringing together funding experts and funding providers for an afternoon of learning and sharing. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with some of Scotland's major funders.

These partners are ambassadors for the regeneration of our places and want to support you in achieving your goals and projects. Our funding expert will also provide you with top tips for approaching and completing the applications which can sometimes be a daunting task.


SURF Awards | Closing date 19th September | Apply Now SURF AWARDS

SURF’s annual awards process, delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government, is open to all community regeneration projects in Scotland that are currently in place or that have been completed within two years of the closing date.

STP are delighted to sponsor Scotland's Most Improved Towns (Small, Medium, Large) Award, we believe in making the most of positive action in our towns and communities and this award highlights those who have excelled.


Measuring Performance: Evidence to inform strategy | 24th October | Edinburgh | Book Now 

Learn more about Understanding Scottish Places Toolkit and the Place Standard Tool in this practical half day workshop.

Experts will guide you to use and develop these tools for your own place and to build an evidence base to inform strategy. 

Find out more in the March Measuring Performance Workshop Storify

Understanding Scottish Places is an online platform for towns' practitioners and communities. It is designed to help us better understand the function of the towns that we live and work in and provides the opportunity to compare and contrast towns across Scotland.

Designed to support communities, public, private and third sectors, to work efficiently together, the Place Standard provides a framework to assess the quality of a place.

Sponsored By …Connecting Scotland's Towns