STP Workshop: Creating Health, Wealth and Happiness in Your Town [Non-Member Booking]

Architecture & Design Scotland, 9 Bakehouse Close, Edinburgh 

With participation from: Scottish Government Planning & Architecture, RTPI Scotland, PAS, Scotland's Towns Partnership, Cycling Scotland, Living Streets Scotland, greenspace scotland, and Generations Working Together. 

Join Scotland’s Towns Partnership, the Scottish Government’s Principle Architect, and a wide range of placemaking experts on 25th April to discuss the importance of creating and promoting spaces for active and healthy communities; encouraging people to engage with the places they live in; and the potential for added-value for the local economy.    

Key features of this interactive learning workshop include:

  • Expert context speakers on national support and advice from PAS, Scotland’s Towns Partnership and RTPI Scotland.
  • Practical planning toolkit exercise by Sandy Robinson, Principal Architect at Scottish Government.
  • Town surgery sessions - seek out solutions and ideas for your town with Cycling Scotland, Living Streets Scotland, greenspace scotland and Generations Working Together. 
  • Exchange news and ideas with Scotland’s towns community of practitioners.

Attendance is free for STP members, and £50+VAT for non-members. Not a member? Join now and enjoy all-year-round access to free learning events; being part of a community of practitioners; and a range of toolkits and funding supports!  

 

This workshop is now at maximum capacity. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Alison Jones

 

AGENDA*

13:30​   Coffee

14:00    Welcome: Scotland’s Towns Partnership

Phil Prentice, Chief Executive, Scotland’s Towns Partnership (Event Chair)

Phil will update on the work of STP and share the range of resources, supports and partners available to help your town.

14:05   Planning for Place

Kate Houghton, Policy and Practice Officer, RTPI Scotland

Discussing the importance of delivering the type of places in which people can thrive and planning’s proactive contribution to this.

14:20    People and Place: Encouraging People to Engage with the Places they Live In

David McAllister, Manager – Communications, PAS

PAS helps people to engage with the places they live in; providing impartial planning advice, training, education programmes, facilitation, community visioning and awareness-raising to ensure everyone has a voice in creating positive communities.

14:35   The Place Standard Tool – An Introduction and How-to Session

Sandy Robinson, Principal Architect at Planning & Architecture, Scottish Government

The Place Standard Tool is free to use and available on the Scotland’s Towns website. It was developed to help structure the necessary conversations between planners and communities to create places and spaces that promote good health and reduce health inequalities. John will give an introduction to the tool and carry out a practical exercise in how to use it.

14:55   Q & A

15:10    Coffee Top up

15:20   Quickfire Intros to our Surgery Experts

15:25    Surgery Sessions. Experts move on to next group every 15 minutes.

  • Cycling Scotland - Kath Brough, Behaviour Change Manager
  • Generations Working Together - Kate Samuels, Communications and Policy Assistant 
  • greenspace scotland - Ea O’Neill, Programme Manager
  • Living Streets Scotland - Penny Morriss, Project Coordinator (Communities)

16:30    Close

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STP Workshop: Creating Health, Wealth and Happiness in Your Town [Member RSVP]

Architecture & Design Scotland, 9 Bakehouse Close, Edinburgh

With participation from: Scottish Government Planning & Architecture, RTPI Scotland, PAS, Scotland's Towns Partnership, Cycling Scotland, Living Streets Scotland, greenspace scotland, and Generations Working Together. 

Join Scotland’s Towns Partnership, the Scottish Government’s Principle Architect, and a wide range of placemaking experts on 25th April to discuss the importance of creating and promoting spaces for active and healthy communities; encouraging people to engage with the places they live in; and the potential for added-value for the local economy.    

Key features of this interactive learning workshop include:

  • Expert context speakers on national support and advice from PAS, Scotland’s Towns Partnership and RTPI Scotland.
  • Practical planning toolkit exercise by Sandy Robinson, Principal Architect at Scottish Government.
  • Town surgery sessions - seek out solutions and ideas for your town with Cycling Scotland, Living Streets Scotland, greenspace scotland and Generations Working Together. 
  • Exchange news and ideas with Scotland’s towns community of practitioners.

Attendance is free for STP members, and £50+VAT for non-members. Not a member? Join now and enjoy all-year-round access to free learning events; being part of a community of practitioners; and a range of toolkits and funding supports!  

 

This workshop is now at maximum capacity. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Alison Jones

 

AGENDA*

13:30​   Coffee

14:00    Welcome: Scotland’s Towns Partnership

Phil Prentice, Chief Executive, Scotland’s Towns Partnership (Event Chair)

Phil will update on the work of STP and share the range of resources, supports and partners available to help your town.

14:05   Planning for Place

Kate Houghton, Policy and Practice Officer, RTPI Scotland

Discussing the importance of delivering the type of places in which people can thrive and planning’s proactive contribution to this.

14:20    People and Place: Encouraging People to Engage with the Places they Live In

David McAllister, Manager – Communications, PAS

PAS helps people to engage with the places they live in; providing impartial planning advice, training, education programmes, facilitation, community visioning and awareness-raising to ensure everyone has a voice in creating positive communities.

14:35   The Place Standard Tool – An Introduction and How-to Session

Sandy Robinson, Principal Architect at Planning & Architecture, Scottish Government

The Place Standard Tool is free to use and available on the Scotland’s Towns website. It was developed to help structure the necessary conversations between planners and communities to create places and spaces that promote good health and reduce health inequalities. John will give an introduction to the tool and carry out a practical exercise in how to use it.

14:55   Q & A

15:10    Coffee Top up

15:20   Quickfire Intros to our Surgery Experts

15:25    Surgery Sessions. Experts move on to next group every 15 minutes.

  • Cycling Scotland - Kath Brough, Behaviour Change Manager
  • Generations Working Together - Kate Samuels, Communications and Policy Assistant 
  • greenspace scotland - Ea O’Neill, Programme Manager
  • Living Streets Scotland - Penny Morriss, Project Coordinator (Communities)

16:30    Close

*May be subject to change.

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Your Festival, Your Community

Please note that this is not an STP event - contact organisers Regional Screen Scotland directly for more information.

Celebrate, learn and share

Your Festival, Your Community will be an event celebrating, learning about and connecting local film festivals from all over Scotland. It will be completely free to attend, open to any local film festival organisers in Scotland and the rest of the UK, people interested in starting a festival, or those who want to find out how they can support local film festivals.

We'll be joined by speakers from Cromarty Film Festival, Glasgow Short Film Festival, the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema, Whitley Bay Film Festival and more, to share experience and advice and consider the question: what makes a film festival local?

The event will explore the themes most important to local film festivals in Scotland such as planning special events, creating an inclusive festival and how to make a festival sustainable.

 

Your festival could win an award!

The Your Festival, Your Community Awards event will take place on the evening of Friday 27 April at MacRobert, when we'll recognise the achievements of local film festivals and the communities that support them. Our special guest will present awards in categories such as Best Guest and Most Surprising Location, after which there'll be a dinner reception for all attendees.

 

Bursaries available for travel and accommodation.

A limited number of bursaries up to £150 are available for travel and accommodation for attendees of Your Festival, Your Community. For more information click the link below.

Find Out More about Your Festival, Your Community

 

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Digital Cities 2018 Roadshow

FutureScot is delighted to invite you to attend the Digital Cities 2018 Roadshow, a series of half day policy conferences aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders across Scotland.

Made up of plenaries and  expert-led panel discussions, the series will be focussing on the  proposed outcomes of Scotland's City Region Deals and the impact they will have on the growth and sustainbility of the regions as well as citizen wellbeing.

This is an opportunity for policy leaders from local and national government and its agencies, to gather with industry leaders to forge new relationships, overcome existing challenges and refresh their digital thinking.

Book your place now to take part in FutureScot's Digital Cities 2018 Roadshow: see full information and register here

Stirling & Clackmannshire: 1st May // Aberdeen & North East: 3rd May // Tay Cities: 8th May  // Glasgow: 9th May // Edinburgh & South East: 16th May // Inverness & Highlands: May 30th

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New approaches towards tackling barriers to employability: SURF Awards Shared Learning Workshop

This free half-day SURF Awards workshop event in the Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh on 3 May provides an opportunity to explore successful new approaches towards tackling barriers to employability. The winning and highly commended projects from the ‘Youth Employability’ category and the winner of the ‘Community Led Regeneration’ category highlighted in the 2017 SURF Awards process will provide comment on their experiences and transferable learning.

SURF and the Scottish Government work together to identify and highlight excellence and innovation in initiatives that address social and economic challenges in disadvantaged communities through the annual SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration.

Workshop guests will firstly hear from a project representative from the ‘Youth Employability’ category winner LinkLiving. The project works with young people in Edinburgh, Falkirk and Fife and supports them in seeking employment, education and training by helping identify goals and removing barriers to progress

The second presentation will be given by the ‘Community Led Regeneration’ category winner Dundee International Women’s Centre. DIWC’s vision is to provide a space where women and girls from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities achieve their personal goals, reach their full potential, and prosper in their community.

This will be followed by input from the ‘Youth Employability’ highly commended Creative Pathways: Barrhead project.  The project is delivered in partnership by community arts charity Impact Arts and Barrhead Housing Association. It delivers an employability programme that uses the power of arts and creativity to inspire and motivate young people who are not in employment, education or training.

Guests will then hear from the second of the ‘Youth Employability’ highly commended projects the DRC Youth Project. The service is run by DRC Youth Project, a voluntary organisation that provides a range of support for socially excluded young people in various wards across north west Glasgow including Yoker, Scotstoun and Whiteinch.

The event will close with Skills Development Scotland providing detail on their current priorities towards supporting individuals and organisations to help people enter or return back into training and employment. It will then open up to a discussion on National Policy.

Programme

10:00am   Welcome and Coffee

10:30am   Introduction: Andy Milne, Chief Executive, SURF

10:40am   Presentation, LinkLiving: Nicky Paton and Grant Alexander, LinkLiving

10:55am   Presentation, Dundee International Women’s Centre: Fatima Ramzan and Vaqar Salimi, DIWC

11:10am   Presentation, Creative Pathways: Barrhead: Fiona Doring and Natalie McFadyen White, Impact Arts 

11:20am   Presentation, DRC Youth Project: tbc

11:30am   Open Discussion, Questions and Comments with representatives from the projects

11:50am   Presentation, Skills Development Scotland: Michelle Gibson, Skills Development Scotland

12.00pm   Open Discussion on National Policy

12:25pm   Summary and Thanks: Andy Milne

12:30pm   Networking Lunch

When and Where

Date: Thursday 3rd May 2018, 10am-1pm

Venue: The Storytelling Centre , 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh

Booking

Please complete the booking form on the SURF event page here. For any queries contact emma@surf.scot 

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Scotland's Retail and Tourism Conference - Managing the risk

Scottish Business Resilience Centre, in partnership with Scotmid Co-operative and Royal Bank of Scotland, are delighted to announce Scotland’s Retail & Tourism Conference 2018 – Managing the Risk

The Conference will take place on 4th May at Royal Bank of Scotland, Gogarburn, Edinburgh.

As both, retail and tourism sectors share the same consumers within their local communities and further afield, the overarching aim of the conference is to bring together small and medium enterprises from the retail and tourism sector to explore risks to their businesses and how they can identify and manage them effectively.

An excellent suite of speakers from Police Scotland, Digital Tourism Scotland and our sponsors Scotmid and RBS will be delivering unique and insightful inputs throughout the day.

To suit different needs of delegates, there will be breakout sessions where attendees will learn about current and emerging threats their businesses might be facing and what actions they need to take to prevent them. The sessions will cover fraudulent transactions, insider threat from staff vulnerability, human trafficking and safe night time economy.

The conference will also provide attendees with advice on how to overcome threats related to the ever-growing digital world, from cyber-security to managing digital reputation.

Agenda:

09.00 - 09.30: Registration, Exhibition & Networking - Tea & Coffee

09.30 - 09.40: Welcome address from Daniel Johnson MSP

09.40 - 09.55: Sponsor address, Scotmid (speaker TBC)

09.55 - 10.10: Will Morris, Young Scot - Rewards programme with Scotmid

10.10 - 10.55: Nik Senhauser, Digital Tourism Scotland - Managing your Digital Reputation online

10.55 - 11.10: Comfort Break

11.10 - 11.45: Breakout Sessions - Insider Threat and Human Traficking

11.45 - 13.10: Lunch, Exhibition & Networking 

13.10 - 13.25: The Royal Bank of Scotland

13.25 - 14.00: Breakout Sessions - Fraud and Bystander/Night Time Economy

14.00 - 14.10: Comfort break

14.10 - 15.10: Gerry Grant, Curious Frank/SBRC - Ethical Hackers Cyber Security Demonstration

15.10 - 15.20: Q&A

15.20 - 15.30: Closing Address

 

Please note places are limited.

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The role of creative arts in regeneration: SURF Awards Shared Learning Workshop

This free half-day SURF Awards workshop event in Barras Art and Design (BAaD) on 17 May provides an opportunity to explore successful approaches towards linking creative arts into regeneration initiatives. The winning and highly commended projects from the ‘Creative Regeneration’ category highlighted in the 2017 SURF Awards process will provide comment on their experiences and transferable learning.

SURF and the Scottish Government work together to identify and highlight excellence and innovation in initiatives that address social and economic challenges in disadvantaged communities through the annual SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration.

Workshop guests will firstly hear from a project representative from the ‘Creative Regeneration’ category winner The Broomhill Project. Delivered by RIG Arts, in Greenock, the project aims to connect local residents with artists in collaborations that assist underprivileged people in the community, helping them develop their skills and deliver positive change.

This will be followed by input from the highly commended Cateran’s Common Wealthproject. Led by a network of local artists and producers in Perthshire, the project aims to simultaneously highlight the culture and heritage of rural communities and bring local people together.

Guests will then hear from the second of the highly commended projects Alchemy Film and Arts. Led by Alchemy Film & Arts in partnership with Heart of Hawick, the project delivers a high quality festival of experimental and new film while supporting the broader social and cultural regeneration of Hawick.

The event will close with Creative Scotland providing detail on their current priorities towards supporting creative arts organisations. Followed by a short input from Arts and Business Scotland on their supporting role within the arts sector. It will then open up to a discussion on National Policy.

 

Programme

10:00am   Welcome and Coffee

10:30am   Introduction: Andy Milne, Chief Executive, SURF

10:40am   Presentation, The Broomhill Project: Karen Orr and Jason Orr, RIG Arts

10:55am   Presentation, Cateran’s Common Wealth: Clare Cooper, Cateran’s Common Wealth

11:05am   Presentation, Alchemy Film & Arts: Karen Gateson and Richard Ashrowan, Alchemy Film & Arts

11:15am   Open Discussion, Questions and Comments with representatives from the projects: Chaired by SURF Chair, Kate Wimpress

11:40am   Presentation, Creative Scotland: Gary Cameron, Creative Scotland

11:50am   Presentation, Paisley 2021 Bid: David Watt, Arts and Business Scotland

12.00pm   Open Discussion on National Policy: Chaired by SURF Chair, Kate Wimpress

12:25pm   Summary and Thanks: Andy Milne

12:30pm   Networking Lunch

 

Booking: please see the SURF event page here. 

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Explore Quality Co-Working 2018

An energising two-day workshop exploring key insights and strategies for building your quality coworking business, by the Co-working Accelerator Network. 

Please see full information at the workshop event page here

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New Life For Empty Buildings - How Can Do Spaces Can Transform Our High Streets

A Can Do Places and Spaces Workshop.

£15 – £25, booking information at Eventbrite here.

 

  • 6 billion pounds of property lies empty across Scotland.

  • 48% of home based businesses plan to grow.

What if community groups turned empty buildings in to collaborative co working spaces?

This practical session tells you how to make it happen.

Is it easy? No

Is it worth it? Yes

Why?

  • Community groups generate an independent income for their trust or organisation.

  • Each Can Do Space is worth a minimum of half a million to a small town in Scotland.

  • Multiply that across Scotland's towns and that is a staggering £240 million to the Scottish economy.

  • 2,000 new and growing businesses can be created.

So, bye bye, Woolworths, BHS, hello Can Do Spaces. Vibrant towns and communities where people make work together and everyone benefits.

This is a hands on practical workshop for anyone that wants to see their local economy and town, city or village thrive. It's for community activists, local authorities, MSPs, and those in economic and community development.

Districts of Creativity

Can Do Places is part of the Districts of Creativity programme. To find out more visit their website at - https://districtsofcreativity.org/about/

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Save the date - Tuesday 22 May 2018.

More details to come!

 

Notes - Refreshments on arrival and lunch are included in the price

 

 

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking

There is a carpark near the venue, located behind the Bank of Scotland accessed off Galvelmore Street. The Bank of Scotland is directly across the road from Strathearn Artspace (on Lodge Street). Note that the carpark is only free for 3 hours. You need to pay thereafter. There are other options. There is free parking on the roads around the Artspace - Heathcote Road, Burrell Street and Coldwells Road. See Google Map for directions http://bit.ly/2zN5gBO

Public Transport

We would ask you to make your own travel arrangements depending on where you are travelling from.

If you are travelling from Glasgow to Gleneagles then please contact fiona@candoplaces.org as we may be able to assist you with transport from Gleneagles to Crieff.

 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions regarding the event please contact fiona@candoplaces.org

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Bringing Spaces and Places back to Life: Dealing with the Tough Stuff

Towns need a cocktail of measures to breathe life into unloved buildings and spaces. From empty churches, to derelict buildings, disused land or empty banks; how do we tackle the difficult stuff in towns.   This month, we’re doing just that. Join us on 23 May, to gain knowhow, inspiration and signposting to practical support.   

  • Headline speakers on national support and advice.
  • Practical toolkits.
  • Town surgery sessions - seek out solutions and ideas.
  • Exchange news and ideas with the Scotland’s towns community.

*Agenda coming soon!*

Attendance is free for STP members, and £50+VAT for non-members. Not a member? Join now and enjoy all-year-round access to free learning events; being part of a community of practitioners; and a range of toolkits and funding supports!  

STP Members – please reserve your place below.

Non-members – please book your ticket here or join STP for free attendance.

Contact Alison Jones for enquires. 

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STP Workshop - Bringing Spaces and Places back to Life: Dealing with the Tough Stuff [Non-Member Booking]

Towns need a cocktail of measures to breathe life into unloved buildings and spaces. From empty churches, to derelict buildings, disused land or empty banks; how do we tackle the difficult stuff in towns.   This month, we’re doing just that. Join us on 23 May, to gain knowhow, inspiration and signposting to practical support.   

  • Headline speakers on national support and advice.
  • Practical toolkits.
  • Town surgery sessions - seek out solutions and ideas.
  • Exchange news and ideas with the Scotland’s towns community.

*Agenda coming soon!*

Attendance is free for STP members, and £50+VAT for non-members. Not a member? Join now and enjoy all-year-round access to free learning events; being part of a community of practitioners; and a range of toolkits and funding supports!  

STP Members – please reserve your place here.

Non-members – please book your ticket below or join STP here for free attendance.

Contact Alison Jones for enquires. 

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Successful Approaches to Regenerating Scotland’s Places: SURF Awards Shared Learning Workshop

This free half-day SURF Awards workshop event in Irvine on 31 May provides an opportunity to explore successful current approaches towards regenerating Scotland’s places with two winning projects from both the ‘Most Improved Place’ and ‘Housing’ categories highlighted in the 2017 SURF Awards process.

SURF and the Scottish Government work together to identify and highlight excellence and innovation in initiatives that address social and economic challenges in disadvantaged communities through the annual SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration.

Workshop guests will firstly hear from project a representative in the ‘Most Improved Place’ category winner Irvine. The Irvine Vision is an effort by North Ayrshire Council, in partnership with the local community, to take a strategic approach to the town’s economic and physical development. Originally approved in December 2015, the plan has delivered large scale investment in the town centre and a number of other areas. These developments have been guided by local planning partnerships and are based on extensive consultation with the local community.

This will be followed by input from the ‘Housing’ winner Ulva Ferry Housing Project. In 2010, the geographically isolated island community and its economically fragile, ageing population was in danger of losing its primary school as a result of long-term population decline strongly influenced by the lack of affordable housing options for young people. A successful local campaign to keep Ulva School open provided a genesis for the Ulva Ferry Housing Project, the need for which was identified in extensive community consultations in 2013 and 2015. In 2017, two three-bedroom homes were built enabling two new families, each with three children, to move to the area. This has secured a future for the local school which, with the lack of any other local facilities, acts as a hub for the wider community.

Following an open discussion session with the projects attendees will hear from Scottish Government representatives who will give an overview of current priorities regarding place based regeneration. This will be followed by a short presentations from Scotland’s Towns Partnership on the role they provide in helping to regenerate Scotland’s towns and Highlands and Islands Enterprise on their current focus on place based regeneration. The floor will then be open for wider discussion on national policy.

Programme

10:00am   Welcome and Coffee

10:30am   Introduction: Andy Milne, Chief Executive, SURF

10:40am   Presentation, Irvine: Alasdair Laurenson, North Ayrshire Council

10:55am   Presentation, Ulva Ferry Housing Project: Helen MacDonald, Mull and Iona Community Trust

11:10am   Open Discussion, Questions and Comments with representatives from the projects

11:35pm   Presentation, Place Based Regeneration: Susan Bolt, Scottish Government

11:45pm   Presentation, Scotland’s Towns Partnership: Mhairi Donaghy, STP

11:55pm   Presentation, Highlands and Islands Enterprise: tbc, HIE

12.05pm   Open Discussion on National Policy

12:30pm   Summary and Thanks: Andy Milne

12:35pm   Networking Lunch

When and Where

Date: Thursday 31st May 2018, 10am-1pm

Venue: TBC, Irvine

Booking

Please complete the booking form at the SURF event webpage. For any queries contact emma@surf.scot 

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Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2018

The Herald Property Awards for Scotland honours the achievements of Scotland’s most innovative and successful house builders, developers and registered social landlords.

Since their inception in 2007, the awards have gained the respect and support of the new build industry as a result of the thorough judging process, and the high calibre awards evening which celebrates the winners and nominees in a range of categories.

As publisher of Scotland’s most comprehensive property guide, Scotland’s Homes, The Herald has a unique understanding of the new build market and there is a wide range of categories to ensure that all styles of properties and developments are recognised, from bespoke luxury homes to innovative social housing developments, from practical family homes to sympathetic renovations.

The awards will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Glasgow.

For more information on how to enter or attend the awards please contact Kerry Medford on 0141 302 7319 or email kerry.medford@newsquest.co.uk

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