December 11, 2019 at 1pm - 2:30pm

Join STP and town stakeholders for the next meeting of the CPG on Towns and Town Centres Wednesday, 11 December 2019.

In this session we will hear from expert speakers about a range of programmes and initiatives to support the re-development and re-purposing of vacant spaces in towns and city districts. There will also be time for networking with those involved in supporting towns from across sectors. 

Please see agenda and RSVP your place below.

Tea, coffee and shortbread provided.


12:30            Meet in Parliament reception area

13:00            Coffee, tea and shortbread available

13:10            Welcome and Opening Remarks - Gillian Martin MSP, CPG Deputy Convener

13:15            Minutes of the Meeting of the Cross Party Group held 4th September 2019. Matters Arising from the Minutes

Towns: Vacant Spaces Made Good

13:20            Introduction

                     Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

13:30            Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce
                     Shona Glenn, Head of Policy and Research, Scottish Land Commission

13:40            Can Do Places and Spaces
Iain Scott, Director, Can Do Places

13:50            Building and repurposing spaces for a Community ‘Hub’ in Dalkeith
                     Tom Donaldson, One Dalkeith

14:00            Discussion

14:20              Presentation to Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street Competition winner, in association with Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Keep Scotland Beautiful

14:25            Any Other Competent Business

14:30            Close of Meeting

Date of Next Meeting:Wednesday 4 March 2020, 18:00-20:00, Topic TBC

December 11, 2019 at 1pm - 2:30pm
Scottish Parliament, Committee Room TBC
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