Scotland's Towns Conference 2017 Date Announced!

We are delighted to announce that Scotland's Towns Conference 2017 will be held on Tuesday 21 November, with Scotland's Towns Week running from 20 - 26 November. 

STC 17 will take place in Paisley Town Hall, and is being held in partnership with Renfrewshire Council and Paisley 2021. 

Further details will be announced, however we encourage you to save the date for the annual gathering for all those who support Scotland's towns.

@Scotlandstowns #STC17

Paisley 2021

Paisley's bid for UK City of Culture 2021 will use the town's unique and fascinating story to transform its future—by putting the town in the international spotlight, attracting visitors, creating jobs and using culture to make people's lives better.

The one-time global textile hub and birthplace of the Paisley Pattern is also home to stunning architecture, an internationally-significant museum collection, Glasgow Airport, University of the West of Scotland, West College Scotland, PACE Theatre Company and a thriving contemporary cultural scene.

The UK City of Culture competition is run by the UK Government. The shortlisted cities will be announced in summer 2017, and the winner at the end of the year. Find out more about our story at 

@Paisley2021 #Paisley2021




Scotland's Towns Conference 2016 Report

The ‘story’ of the Scotland’s Towns Conference 2016 is now available to view, including presentations, useful links and social media commentary from the largest gathering of Scotland’s towns this year.

For those of you who couldn’t attend or if you would like a reminder of the learning from the day, this is a great resource to share with colleagues, learn from and be inspired by.

View STC16 Storify

Can you spot yourself in the STC16 Storify photos? Let us know on Twitter #ScotlandsTowns @ScotlandsTowns

Could your town host Scotland's Towns Conference 2017? To express an interest and for more information on hosting the largest gathering for towns and city district next year, contact Elaine Bone.

If you attended the conference, please share your feedback here.

On the 9th November in Kirkcaldy, practitioners from across the country, UK and worldwide came together to learn and share best practice for towns. The only gathering of around 200 professionals with direct influence and responsibility for policy making and strategic delivery across Scotland’s towns; creating a unique space in which to engage with local and national government including politicians and officers, as well as a wide range of key stakeholders and representative bodies.

View Programme | View Workshops | View Sponsors & Exhibitors | Programme Speakers

Scotland’s Towns Conference 2016 came at a key moment for Scotland’s towns. The hosting of the first ever World Towns Leadership Summit in Edinburgh this summer highlighted that Scotland is leading the way in town transformation and partnership working across sectors – and even borders.

With thanks to Scotland's Towns Conference 2016 Sponsors:

STC16 Partner

Fife Council


STC16 Principal Sponsors


Abellio    Scotrail


 Land Engineering



Scotland's Towns Conference 2015 Storify Report


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