March 04, 2020 at 6:00pm - 8pm

Join STP and town stakeholders for the next meeting of the CPG on Towns and Town Centres Wednesday, 4 March 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.

*Note - this meeting was postponed from the original date of 11th December 2019, in relation to the scheduling of the UK General Election. 


17:30            Meet in Parliament reception area

18:00            Coffee, tea and shortbread available

18:10            Welcome and Opening Remarks - Gillian Martin MSP, CPG Deputy Convener

18:15            Minutes of the Meeting of the Cross Party Group held 4th September 2019. Matters Arising from the Minutes

Towns: Vacant Spaces Made Good

18:20            Introduction

                     Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

18:30            Can Do Places and Spaces
Iain Scott, Director, Can Do Places 

18:40            Building and repurposing spaces for a Community ‘Hub’ in Dalkeith
                      Tom Donaldson, One Dalkeith

18:50            The Melting Pot’s Coworking Accelerator Program

                      Claire Carpenter, The Melting Pot

19:00            Discussion

19:25            Any Other Competent Business

19:30            Close of Meeting


March 04, 2020 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Scottish Parliament, Committee Room TBC
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