An opportunity for you to know more and further connect with key partners. This year take the active fringe, connect with Springboard, learn about the Purple Flag programme and clean up with Keep Scotland Beautiful!

Which one will you choose? Let us know on Twitter @ScotlandsTowns #STC15

13:00 – 13:55 Fringe Events

Fringe 1) Keep Scotland Beautiful

Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives the places they care for.  Committed to keeping Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.

Fringe 2) Springboard

The leading provider of retail performance insights, analysing customer counting and sales across the entire retail portfolio. Delivering this across Europe, the USA and Canada working with leading property portfolios and industry leaders.

Fringe 3) ATCM’s Purple Flag

An accreditation process similar to Green Flag Award for parks and Blue Flag for beaches. It leads to Purple Flag status for town centres that meet or surpass the standards of excellence in managing the evening and night-time economy.

A positive initiative that indicates an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable night out.

Fringe 4) Falkirk’s Active Fringe led by Falkirk Delivers BID; a walking tour of Falkirk’s regeneration highlights

Falkirk benefits from having a diverse range of businesses located within its core. The town has two covered malls – Howgate and Callendar Square in which national retail businesses are located (Boots, Marks and Spencer, BHS etc) , however what differentiates Falkirk from other such towns is the diversity and range of smaller independent businesses. Also, Falkirk has a renowned and award winning night time economy with a variety of pubs, cafes, restaurants and night clubs. Falkirk’s town centre has, like many, seen a change in the landscape over the last few years. Some of our National retailers have moved away from their traditional High Street presence and vacancy rates hovered around the national average.

Falkirk Delivers and its partners are working on a range of projects and initiatives to continue to support the town centre during what has been a time of change. With a £5m plus investment through the Town Scape Heritage Initiative, the successful launch of our Can –Do space and projects like the Carnegie Trust’s Test Town, the message is Falkirk is very much open and ready for business. 

Our walk about will visit some of the areas which are supporting this ethos.

Check back for more detail on these exciting fringe sessions soon!

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