October 25, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm

John Scott MSP and Scotland's Towns Partnership invite you to celebrate Small and Rural Towns at the Cross Party Group for Towns and Town Centre's evening reception at the Scottish Parliament.

Given the importance of towns to MSPs and their constituents, this is a significant event to connect and inform. Through speeches from the Minister for Housing and Local Government, and leaders in the towns’ field, get up to speed on towns becoming viable, vibrant, vital places. The event will also discuss the upcoming Scotland’s Towns Week (November 20-26)

Kindly supported by ABB and Abellio Scotland 

 

Draft Agenda

17:30 Guests Arrival

17:45 Guests Escorted to the Robert Burns Room

18:00 Networking and Small and Rural Towns Showcase

18:15 Welcome – John Scott MSP, Convener, Cross Party Group for Towns and Town Centres

18:20 Ministerial Address – Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing

18:30 Lindley Kirkpatrick, Borders Railway Programme Executive, ScotRail

18:40 Professor Leigh Sparks, Deputy Principal and Professor of Retail Studies at the Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling and Chair, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

1850   Professor Sparks introduces Scotland’s Towns Week

            [Group Photo]

19:00  Networking and Small and Rural Towns Showcase

20:00 Close

Refreshments provided 

WHEN
October 25, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
WHERE
Committee Room 1, Scottish Parliament
CONTACT
Alison Jones ·
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