CPG Towns 2021 Culture and Place

Scotland's Towns Partnership invites you to the first meeting of Session Six of the Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres. The meeting will focus on the topic of 'Culture and Place'.

Please see the draft agenda and RSVP your place if you are able to attend below. 



12:45              Welcome, Opening Remarks and Matters Arising – Siobhian Brown MSP, Convener

Culture and Place

12:55              Overview: Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership shares an overview of today’s theme before hearing three perspectives on Culture and Place.

13:00              Karen Dick, Head of Place, Partnerships and Communities, Creative Scotland 

13:10              Robert Livingston, Director, Regional Screen Scotland

13:20              David Paton, Associate Director, Crawford Architecture and Founder, Designer and Chair of Montrose Playhouse Project

13:30              Discussion

13:40              Any Other Competent Business

13:45              Close of Meeting


Note: The date of next meeting will be shared with all members of the group and on the parliament website.

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NPF4 Parliamentary Consultation: An Overview

Scotland’s Towns Partnership is delighted to announce its newest member’s event, ‘NPF4 Parliamentary Consultation: An overview’.

On 14 December, from 3 – 4pm, Craig McLaren, Director of Scotland, Ireland, and English Regions at the Royal Town Planning Institute will share his overview on the NPF4 Scottish Parliament Consultation. 

Hosted by STP Chief Officer and National Director of Scotland’s Improvement Districts, Phil Prentice, participants will have the opportunity to share their views, which will then help Scotland’s Towns Partnership to shape its response to the consultation. 

The Scottish Government recently published its Fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4) which they are now consulting on. Several committees have agreed to scrutinise the framework from the perspective of planning, climate change, rural affairs, the economy, health, and equalities. We now have a unique opportunity to feedback on how our spaces, land, and environments are designed and planned. 

The event is free, will be hosted on Zoom and is for members only. RSVP to Rhona Brown [email protected]  


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