This year's Scotland's Towns Week is here! Running from 18 - 24 November, this is the week-long celebration of the nation's towns and those who work to support our towns and city districts.
Coordinated by Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Scotland’s Improvement Districts, Scotland’s Towns Week is a great chance to collaborate, share best practice, interests and opportunities, and ultimately to help bring life, vitality and vibrancy back into our town centres.
To mark the first day of #STW19, the shortlist of entries to this year’s FutureTown Design Competition has been revealed – view these here and vote for your favourite!
Meanwhile, on Wednesday 20th November over 150 stakeholders who work to support towns and city districts from across sectors will meet for our annual Scotland’s Towns Conference, this year being held in Aberdeen Music Hall. Check the conference webpage to see our programme and sponsors.
There are many ways to support and get involved in Scotland’s Towns Week. See below for what’s on and how to get involved in raising the profile of our towns, sharing positive stories, and promoting our 'Keep It Local' message!
Lastly, don’t forget to check out our other upcoming events, including our practical place management workshop on legal, finance and governance issues (3rd December, Edinburgh), and the next meeting of the Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres (11th December, Scottish Parliament).
How to Get Involved in Scotland’s Towns Week
→ Tell STP about and share any events or initiatives happening in your town during 18 - 24 November. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
→ Download and display the "Keep it Local" poster. (PDF version here for physical display).
→ Vote for your favourite innovative idea in the FutureTown Design Competition shortlist.
→ Share our suggested Tweet: “Scotland’s Towns Week here! Show your support for Scotland’s towns and city districts by tweeting what makes your place special to @ScotlandsTowns. Find out more about how to get involved here: https://www.scotlandstowns.org/scotlands-towns-week #STW19 #ScotlandsTowns”
→ Share photos or news of positive initiatives in your town and tell STP what makes it special. Take part in the conversation on Twitter @ScotlandsTowns, #LoveMyTown, #STW19 and #ScotlandsTowns, or on our Facebook page.