Scotland's Towns Conference 2021

Greater | Greener | Fairer: A New Future for Scotland's Towns

The Scotland's Towns Conference is back for 2021, bringing together stakeholders from across public, private and third sectors, working to support our towns and city districts.

This conference takes place from Monday 22nd November through to Friday 26th November. The full programme can be found here.

You can register your place here



Since the publication of the original "Fraser Review" of town centre policy in 2013, the policy landscape has changed significantly. From the Community Empowerment Act to Brexit, from City & Region deals to the recent Programme for Government, all have had an impact on town centre policy and practice. 

Scotland's Towns Conference 2021 will focus on Greater, Greener, Fairer: A New Future for Scotland's Towns and discuss key recommendations from the Town Centre Action Plan Review group ( The conference will be grounded by core sessions on 1) Policy, Planning, Place, 2) Financing and 3) Delivering.


Programme and Booking

Hosted by Journalist and Broadcaster Rona Dougall, the programme includes inspirational keynotes and whiteboard conversations, lunch + learns, international learning, exhibition, Scotland Loves Local Awards and new ways to network and connect through 1-2-1s. Contributors include leaders from international, national and local governments and agencies, corporate and community organisations.

Booking is free to STP members (Join STP now to benefit). You can register your place here

Sponsorship and Exhibition

For commercial opportunities and exhibition, please contact Elaine Bone [email protected]




About Scotland's Towns Conference


Scotland's Towns Conference is our annual, flagship gathering of stakeholders from across sectors involved in supporting Scotland's towns and improvement districts. 

This is a once-a-year chance to get together with national and international place stakeholders; share challenges and opportunities; and to feel inspired and re-energised by the latest thinking, pilots and supports, funding and resources for your place. 

You can view multi-media reports of our annual conferences from previous years at our Wakelet page


Scotland's Place Leadership Summit

On 21 November 2018 Scotland's Towns Partnership, together with the Corra Foundation and supported by Scottish Government, held Scotland's Place Leadership Summit. Taking place at the BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh during Scotland's Towns Week, the summit brought together 'place leaders' from across Scotland's geography and sectors to discuss how to implement the Place Principle and help support thriving, inclusive communities. Read event report here



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