Scotland's Towns Partnership is Scotland’s national towns collective; representing and promoting the diversity of our towns and places, and supporting those organisations and groups that have an interest in or ownership of them.

Joining STP allows you to become part of the country’s national network of organisations and individuals that have a stake in towns: including local authorities, business organisations, community groups, third sector bodies, individual advocates, and many others. See our members here

Without your support, our service provision would be challenged. So we want to ensure that as a member you see a personal return on your investment and enjoy certain privileges and exclusive benefits. These are being developed and grown all the time.

As a member of STP you would benefit from the following services:

  • Access to STP’s extensive knowledge, expertise, and networks around towns.

  • Free priority access to learning events and the annual Scotland’s Towns Conference, which for 2022 makes a return as an in-person conference

  • Priority notice of other key events – Parliament Reception, Town Tea Party, Town Centre Action Plan 2 Roadshow and Towns Cross Party Group meetings.

  • Priority access to a monthly Funding Finder report. Plus, a half a day’s dedicated Funding Finder research.

  • Digital communications support to amplify your message and connect with a national towns’ audience and Scotland Loves Local national campaign. Feature your news and announcements in our regular bulletins, on our website and through our social media channels.

  • Use of the ‘STP Member’ brand stamp - promote your commitment to being part of Scotland’s go-to body for towns. 

  • Discounted USP Your Town Audit – a six-day study that provides the standard benchmark for measuring the health of Scotland’s Towns.


Also make the most of: 

  • The Town Centre Toolkit features all the best in sustainable streetscapes, design and planning guidance.
  • Place Standard: designed to support communities, public, private and third sectors, to work efficiently together, the PS provides a framework to assess the quality of a place.


 STP’s membership rates are: 

Individual Membership (£29 + VAT)

Applicable to students, retired or unwaged, or to individuals working in a not for profit organisation with annual turnover of less than £100,000.

Small Business / Small Non-profit Membership (£99 + VAT)

Applicable to businesses with less than 10 employees or not for profit organisations with annual turnover of less than £100,000.

Organisational Membership (£299 + VAT)

Applicable to businesses with less than 10 employees or not for profit organisations with annual turnover of less than £100,000.



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