On Thursday 6th February in Edinburgh, Scotland's Towns Partnership, DWF Law and key public and private sector organisations met for a national summit to discuss Scotland's shopping centres, many of which are considered to be increasingly fragile assets in towns and city districts.
Phil Prentice, chief officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, which helped to organise the event, said: “This event is to put a focus on Scotland’s shopping centres, because a lot of these assets are now so fragile and there is generally a level of distress which we have not seen before.
“It is the concept of the big box with the little boxes inside and how you decide what boxes you put back in. There needs to be local solutions for local circumstances.”
He added: “This is the first time at a national level that we’ve got public and private sector to sit down and discuss this.”
An article about the summit was published by the Scotsman, and can be read here.