Drinkaware has partnered with the Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership to deliver multiple free ‘Everything you need to know about alcohol’ sessions across Scotland in 2019.
These workshops can be targeted at employees, sole traders, SMEs and business associations, to help support individual workers as well as promote a healthier, happier workforce:
"The alcohol awareness session run by Drinkaware for our staff was informative and interactive with some surprising misconceptions blown out of the window" - Lloyd's Register
Alcohol can affect every aspect of our lives, from our long-term health to our mindset and safety at work the day after drinking.
The one-hour interactive sessions will give you the facts about alcohol and take-home tools so you can make better choices about your drinking; enabling you to feel healthier and happier both at work and at home.
- 5th Feb 2019 – West Lothian
- 8th Feb 2019 – West Lothian
- 30th April 2019 - Glasgow
- 8th May 2019 - Edinburgh
Click here to book your free place.
From February to May 2019 Burness Paull are holding a seminar series on ‘Models for Success’: models for better collaboration and joint working among public authorities; models for maximising the benefit of City Region Deals; models for creating vibrant and sustainable communities; and models for driving innovation in delivery of public services.
All those involved in Scotland’s towns and business improvement districts are welcome to sign up. STP Chief Officer and SIDs Programme Director, Phil Prentice, will be speaking at Seminar 3 on ‘Creating New Communities’, which takes place on Wednesday 24 April 2019 at Burness Paull's Glasgow Office.
Please see below or the event website for more information.
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The National Lottery Heritage Fund (formerly Heritage Lottery Fund) is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK.
Following the launch of their new Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024, the National Lottery Heritage Fund seeks to better connect the funding it offers and the projects it supports with the source, the National Lottery players, while also striving to better serve Scotland’s heritage. You can discover more about the new-look organisation at their website www.heritagefund.org.uk.
In the coming months the NLHF team will be running workshops across the country to help your colleagues and the wider sector discover more about their funding under the new framework, including introducing our outcomes and priorities. These events are free to attend but places are limited.
20th February Heritage Fund workshop West Lothian
27th March Heritage Fund workshop Dumfries and Galloway
26th April Heritage Fund workshop Glasgow
2nd May Heritage Fund workshop Inverness
TBC May Heritage Fund workshop Dundee (date and venue TBC)
Places can be booked through ticket source: https://www.ticketsource.us/heritagefundscotland
- a toolkit for stakeholders to give you ideas of what you can do
- a decluttering guide for individuals
- posters, email footers and social media banners.
Booking is essential, so please register on the links on the event you'd like to attend.
Join STP and town stakeholders for the next meeting of the Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres. The event topic is to be announced in early 2019.
If you wish to attend, please RSVP your place below.
Our 2019 Young Planners' Network conference takes place in the beautiful city of Dundee. This year we will be looking at how young planners can 'deliver great places now and for the future'. A jam packed line up with some of the most esteemed built environment professionals in the country will be complemented by afternoon workshops, helping improve and refine skills critical for your development as a professional planner. We are expecting another sell-out event so don't delay and book tickets today.
A celebration, recognising the diversity and importance of Scotland’s small and rural towns. Given the importance of towns to MSPs and their constituents, this is a significant event to connect and inform. Leaders in the towns and Improvement Districts field will join at this opportunity to get up to speed and celebrate towns becoming viable, vibrant, vital places.
Cross Party Group for Towns and Town Centres Parliamentary Reception
Sponsored by John Scott MSP
Kindly supported by BT Scotland and Scottish Power Energy Networks
‘A Celebration of Small and Rural Towns’
Recognising the diversity and importance of Scotland’s small and rural towns
Ministerial Address by, Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary, Communities and Local Government
Tuesday, 26th March 2019
6 pm to 8 pm
The Garden Lobby
Register below or contact Alison@scotlandstowns.org
Please RSVP by Monday 18th March 2019
Scotland's Towns Partnership
Information for visitors to the Parliament can be found here: https://www.parliament.scot/Eventsandexhibitions/Information_for_Guests_-_Jul_2018.pdf
Kindly supported by BT Scotland and Scottish Power Energy Networks
17:30 Guests Arrival
17:45 Guests Escorted to The Garden Lobby
18:00 Networking and Small and Rural Towns Showcase
18:15 Welcome – John Scott MSP, Convener, Cross Party Group for Towns and Town Centres
18:20 Ministerial Address – Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government
18:30 Professor Leigh Sparks, Deputy Principal and Professor of Retail Studies at the Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling and Chair, Scotland’s Towns Partnership
18:40 David Wallace, Director – Major and Public Sector, BT Scotland (invited)
18:50 Graham Campbell, District General Manager, Scottish Power Energy Networks (invited)
19:00 Networking and Small and Rural Towns Showcase
CPD Course delivered by EDAS and Prof Alan McGregor, University of Glasgow
March 27, 2019 at 9.30am – 3.30pm
Architecture + Design Scotland, Bakehouse Close, Edinburgh
£150 + VAT, email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place. Booking includes the course and materials, CPD certificate/points, also one year’s membership of the Economic Development Association Scotland.
Under the circumstances of key trends impacting on the economy - Brexit, digitalisation, low growth/low productivity and demographic change - it is challenging for people involved in Scotland’s Towns and local economic development to work out what’s best to be done. Uncertainty casts a heavy cloud over local and regional economies. However, this simply means that professionals need to be more up to speed with what is going on and how best to respond.
This one-day course on Challenging Times for Scotland’s Towns is designed for Business Improvement District Managers, Chairs, Local Authority liaison officers and other sector professionals as an introduction to local economic development through the lens of towns and city districts. It will cover key policies and strategies, and institutional arrangements, relevant to the Scottish town and urban district setting. There will also be consideration to some of the underlying economic issues and key drivers in relation to maximising potential of businesses, people and places.
Booking for this workshop also comes with one year’s membership of EDAS, alongside a CPD certificate and points from the Institute for Economic Development.
Agenda: CHALLENGING TIMES FOR SCOTLAND’S TOWNS
9.30 Coffee/tea on arrival
10.00 Purpose of the Day, Phil Prentice
10.05 Key Economic and Social Trends, Prof Alan McGregor
11.15 Policies and Strategies
1.15 Institutions and Processes
2.30 Open Forum: Doing Better for Our Towns
3.25 Closing Remarks
About Prof Alan McGregor
Alan McGregor is Professor of Economic Development in the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow. Although working in an academic environment for most of his career, he has always placed considerable emphasis on research with applications for policy and practice. He has worked for a range of public bodies including community-based initiatives, local authorities, sub-regional and city-regional bodies throughout the UK, national agencies across the UK, the Scottish Government and its agencies, and for the European Commission between 2011 and 2016 advising on the evaluation of the European Social Fund across all 28 member states.
Coming from a background in labour economics, he has researched a wide variety of local economic development and inclusion issues, and carried out many hundreds of evaluations of projects, programmes and policies. Much of his work relates to the development of strategies and action plans to achieve better outcomes at the local, sub-regional and national levels.
Alan was born and brought up in Ayr, but on occasional visits to the town has not been able to summon the psychological strength walk down to the bottom of Ayr High Street for at least 10 years, since it entered into a period of ‘renaissance’. He remains very committed to Ayrshire. He is vice-chair of the North Ayrshire Economic Development and Regeneration Board, and has worked pro bono on aspects of the Ayrshire Growth Deal. He is also a founder member of the board of the Ayr United Football Academy.