December 12, 2018 at 1pm - 4pm

Please note that this event is now at maximum capacity. To add your name to the waiting list, or for any other event queries, please contact

Our session on 12 December will help you to connect all things digital: From helping to connect people with their
place, through to sustainable WiFi solutions and becoming a Digital Town/Improvement District. This is a follow-up event to ‘Connected Towns – Part 1, The Physical Space: Attractive, Active and Accessible Places for All

December’s session brings you -

  • National context and case study presenters.
  • Town surgeries - seek out solutions and ideas for your town.
  • 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 our community of practitioners; and a range of toolkits and
funding supports.


AGENDA *may be subject to change

13:00​    Coffee /Tea (top up as you need to!)

13:30    Welcome & Introduction  

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


13:35    Gigabit Communities – a catalyst for economic and social development
              Justene Ewing, Vice President, CGI

13:55    Digital Strategy for Scotland – What does it Mean for Towns?

             Colin Cook, Director of Digital, Scottish Government 

14:15    Digital Improvement Districts

              Bill Harvey, Kirkcaldy4All; Simon Baldwin, Destination 66; Richard Watson, Rapier Systems

14:35    Q & A


15:00    Quickfire Introduction from our Surgery Experts – go-to bodies on each of the key areas-

  • Ros Halley, Digital Engagement - Destination Optimisation Tool
  • Ronnie McLaren, Thomas Stanford Cyberhub Ltd. - Digital 
  • Neil Cunningham, Our Community HUB - Community Platforms
  • Colin Munro, Miconex - Local currencies and Smart Town/City Reward Programmes 

15:10    Surgery Sessions. Experts move on to next group every 15 minutes.

16:00    Close

December 12, 2018 at 1pm - 4pm
Architecure + Design Scotland, Edinburgh
Sponsored by Supporting Scotland's Towns
Sponsored By Supporting Scotland's Towns