Come along to network with STP and other town stakeholders over tea and cake, and hear about the latest developments and opportunities for Scotland’s towns and city neighbourhoods.

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Towns Tea Party 2018 - Come and Join Us! 

Incorporating expert speakers and the Scotland’s Towns Partnership AGM

Monday 25 June 2018, 2pm - 4.30pm

The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PR

Tea, cake and refreshments provided!

Free to STP Members - please RSVP here.

Non Members £15+VAT - please purchase ticket here.

Not a member of STP? Find out about the benefits of joining the national towns network here.

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Join Scotland's Towns Partnership for this year's Towns Tea Party!

Come along to network with STP and other town stakeholders over tea and cake, and hear about the latest developments and opportunities for Scotland’s towns and city neighbourhoods. At this year’s gathering don’t miss:

  • Bill Grimsey and Matthew Hopkinson, co-authors of The Grimsey Review - An Alternative Future for Towns, 2013 & 2018.
  • Phil Prentice, Chief Officer of STP on recent developments and future plans for towns in Scotland. 
  • Paisley Community Trust on their 'Baker Street' proposal for a cultural and creative quarter, voted winner of the FutureTown Design Competition 2017.
  • Launch of the FutureTown Design Competition 2018.
  • Professor Leigh Sparks, Chair of STP, with a review of AGM business, activities and progress over the previous year.

Taking place in The Melting Pot, Edinburgh, this is an excellent opportunity to gather with colleagues from across the country to network and learn about the latest developments, plans and opportunities for Scotland's towns and city neighbourhoods. 

In this year's Tea Party we will hear from Bill Grimsey and Matthew Hopkinson, co-authors of The Grimsey Review - An Alternative Future for Towns, 2013 & 2018. Five years on from their agenda-setting review into the changes impacting towns, Bill Grimsey (Ex-CEO of Wickes, Iceland and Focus DIY and Author of ‘Sold Out: Who Really Killed the High Street’ - pictured) has re-assembled an expert team to conduct the Grimsey Review 2; looking at what towns needs to do now to adapt and thrive in the 21st century. The final report will be published on 4th July 2018. 

At the Towns Tea Party you can also be part of the launch of the fourth FutureTown Design Competition. Paisley Community Trust submitted the winning entry in 2017 and will present their proposal for a cultural quarter in Paisley town centre, as well as help us launch the 2018 campaign.

The event will  incorporate the Scotland's Towns Ltd Annual General Meeting and this is a great chance to be updated on STP's progress and future activities. Check out the STP Infograph for a quick picture of what we got up to in 2017.

We look forward to welcoming STP members and the wider towns network to Edinburgh for tea and cake - we look forward to seeing you there! 

See full agenda here

Free to STP Members - please RSVP here.

Non Members £15+VAT - please purchase ticket here.

Contact Alison Jones for enquires. 

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