September 12, 2017 at 1:45pm - 4pm

How are you supporting and growing your creative entrepreneurs and developing the richness and local economic growth this can bring to your town? Looking to grow and inspire cultural events and other activities?

If you need some help, advice and new ideas, join Scotland's Towns Partnership and a range of expert advisers as we highlight the opportunities, support and advice available to you. Centering around how we can utilise creativity, culture, history and heritage to maintain or develop vibrant and interesting places to live, work and socialise.

The workshop will highlight the opportunities and possibilities for towns when they use their culture, history and heritage to reinvigorate and promote their place, with support and advice offered by our partners. 

This event is for all with an interest or ownership in their town centre, from community groups to local authorities, there is lots to learn from our partners. 2017 is also Scotland’s year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

This event is free for STP Members, and £60 (inc VAT) for non-members. 

UPDATE: this event is now fully booked. If you wish to enquire whether additional places have become available, please contact Alison Jones, [email protected]



Date: Tuesday 12th September – 13.45-16.00

Location: Architecture + Design Scotland, Bakehouse Close, Edinburgh

13:45 Networking and Coffee

14:00 Welcome

Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

14:10 Creativity and Culture in Towns
Karen Dick, Place, Partnerships & Communities Officer, Creative Scotland

14:25 Funding to Support Historic and Heritage Projects in Towns 
David Watt, Chief Executive, Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage at Arts and Business Scotland

14:40 Question and Answers

15:00 Top up coffee and networking

Creativity, Culture, History and Heritage Toolkit

15:15 Quick pitch from organisations at the start of the session (2 mins each)

Surgery sessions

There is an organisation at each table. Find out how they might help you, organisations move round each table every 15 minutes.

  • Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage/Arts and Business Scotland 
  • Audrey Carlin, WASPS Studios
  • Gordon Barr, Architectural Heritage Fund
  • (Further organisations TBA)
September 12, 2017 at 1:45pm - 4pm
Architecture & Design Scotland, Edinburgh
Sponsored by Supporting Scotland's Towns
Sponsored By Supporting Scotland's Towns