This campaign encourages MSPs to take a day during recess to spend time in and connect with their local town. Towns are key to Scotland’s economy with around 60% of jobs and employment there and around 70% of the population living in these communities.
STP along with the Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres are keen to hear about the activity taking place in towns across Scotland and we would be delighted if you’d like to take part. Join the discussion on Twitter @ScotlandsTowns #MSPTownTime
MSPs are welcome to take part by spending a day in their local area, connecting and sharing with local businesses and the community. By feeding their experience back to the community through STP, we can share with the wider towns’ network and add to best practice examples for all to access. MSPs, download your campaign toolkit!
Town centre practitioners, groups, businesses and town centre management are encouraged to host an MSP for the day in their town. We want to raise the profile of our towns to MSPs and this is an important campaign to celebrate and raise awareness of the opportunities and barriers our towns face.
Scotland's cities and small and rural towns and settlements are welcome to take part!
Towns Cross Party Group Convener, Margaret McCulloch MSP, Shadow Minister for Towns said;
“Through the Cross Party Group for Towns and Town Centres we hear and discuss much of the regeneration activity taking place across the country. It is important for us as MSPs to have practical knowledge of town centre regeneration and the barriers and opportunities that face our towns. This opportunity allows us to further connect with and support our towns whilst igniting the conversation around how we can improve and develop our town centres.
I encourage MSPs across Scotland to take a day during this campaign to enjoy the town centres that are at the heart of our communities. I will be visiting East Kilbride and Falkirk town centres this summer and thoroughly look forward to exploring all they have to offer.”
For more information and to take part, please contact Rebecca Mather.