Scotland’s Towns Partnership’s Roadshow series runs across Scotland in Summer/Autumn 2015. The West Scotland Roadshow event will be held in Kilmarnock, in partnership with East Ayrshire Council on 27th October. It will engage with local authority areas covering Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, East Dunbartsonshire, West Dunbartonshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, South and North Lanarkshire, Inverclyde and of course East Ayrshire. It aims to enable Scottish Government and a key range of delivery and support partners to update local authority, private and third sector groupings, through a focused session, to raise awareness of progress with the Town Centre Action Plan and the wide range of organisations assisting with project implementation and support. It builds on the towns national media campaign, launch of towns web portal, town toolkit, place standard and aims to help local practitioners understand the full menu of supports available; ultimately engendering new relationships and activity and better levels of engagement.
Understanding Scotland’s Towns
10:00 Networking Coffee
10:30 Welcome from East Ayrshire Council
10:35 Scotland’s Towns Partnership Overview
10:45 Town Centre Action Plan
Kevin McGowan, Scottish Government
10.55 Understanding Scottish Places Online Platform
Professor Leigh Sparks, Chair, Scotland’s Towns Partnership
Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (Invited)
11:15 USP Lab – Interactive Session
Helping you to understand the function of your town and compare and contrast towns across Scotland.
*A limited number of tablets will be available for this session. Please bring your own devices if possible.
12:00 Networking Lunch
Supporting Scotland’s Towns – Partner Showcase
Key organisations showcase what they do and how they can help you through a series of rapid elevator pitches. Save questions for the end, and catch up with our partners during the Connector Session.
12:45 Architecture and Design Scotland
12:50 Planning Aid Scotland (PAS)
12:55 Business Improvement Districts
13:00 Development Trusts Association Scotland
13:05 Can Do Towns
13:10 Lateral North
13:15 Scottish Business in the Community
13:20 Sustrans Scotland
13:25 Scottish Business Resilience Centre
13:30 General Questions
13:45 Connector Session (Coffee served)
An opportunity to find out more and connect with the organisations that have the right support for your town or project.
Who Should Attend?
- Representation across relevant local authority departments:
- Director and Head of Planning/Housing/Regeneration/Economic Development
- Management levels in above departments
- Operational staff who will use toolkits and Understanding Scottish Places
- Development trusts and other community groups
- BIDs, Chambers and other trade groups
- Community Planning partners
Kilmarnock KA1 2DP
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