*Limited spaces remain* PR and Communications: New Ways to Connect and Increase Local and Visitor Footfall in Your Town or Community

PR and Comms

Date: 28 September 2016
Time: 2pm - 4.30pm
Location: WG13, Kilmarnock 
Booking: Free to STP members & community groups and £50 for non-members. Book now byreturn of email or online here.

Hear from experts in journalism, film making, tourism and from a grassroots case study to help you connect further with your local audience and to attract your local community and visitors from outwith the region to your town centre and its businesses.

This session will also introduce you to the opportunities available with VisitScotland including 'Scotland's Community' and iKnow case studies. There is a key role that destinations, towns and communities can play and benefit from by embracing existing technology to enhance Scotland's offer locally and world wide.

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Measuring Performance: Evidence to inform strategy 

Date: 12 October 2016
Time: 2pm - 4.30pm
Location: A&DS, Edinburgh
Booking: Free to STP members & community groups and £50 for non-members. Book now byreturn of email or online here.

Learn more about Understanding Scottish Places Toolkit, the Place Standard Tool and Town Centre Toolkit in this very practical half day workshop.

Experts will guide you to use and develop these tools for your own place and to build an evidence base to inform your towns' strategy. A limited number of ipads will be available to use but we encourage you to bring your own devices for use in the workshop.

Understanding Scottish Places is an online platform for towns' practitioners and communities. It is designed to help us better understand the function of the towns that we live and work in and provides the opportunity to compare  and contrast towns across Scotland.

Designed to support communities, public, private and third sectors, to work efficiently together, the Place Standard  provides a framework to assess the quality of a place.

The Town Centre Toolkit contains ideas and examples of how people and organisations can make their town centre more attractive, more active, and more accessible.

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Culture, History and Heritage: The value of the assets around us 

Date: 26 October 2016KirkcaldyTime: 2pm - 4.30pm
Booking: Free to STP members & community groups and £50 for non-members. Book now by return of email or online here.

STP is joined by Creative Dundee, Creative Scotland, Cultural Enterprise Office, Global Treasure Apps, Historic Environment Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund and Museums Galleries Scotland to highlight the possibilities for towns when they use their culture, history and heritage to reinvigorate and promote their place.

Highlighting the opportunities, support and advice offered by our partners along with short case study examples from each, this is a short practical event for all with an interest or ownership in their town centre, from community groups to local authorities, there is a lot we can learn from our partners.

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Scotland's Towns Week 2016 & Scotland's Towns Conference 2016

7 - 13 November 2016

Join the towns network and celebrate your place during Scotland's Towns Week 2016. A week long celebration of all things towns with events and campaigns taking place across the country including the Annual Scotland's Towns Conference on 9th November.

STC16The emerging national context of economic uncertainty underlines the need for towns to utilise partnerships and innovation to continue to build on progress made in recent times. Delivering inclusive growth that can generate positive social outcomes is now a first-order question on national and global policy agendas. Scotland’s towns and their communities can harness this agenda at the Scotland's Towns Conference to ensure that all can benefit from broader, wider local strategies. This includes exploring opportunities offered by new developments in the digital, creative, housing and planning spheres. Click here for more information. 

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Join the fun in your town during Scotland's Towns Week. Let us know what is happening in your place between 7 - 13 November. Share events with the network by clickinghere or by emailing details to[email protected]  Download the Keep It Local - Scotland's Towns Week Poster to display around your town, encourage the community to join in the celebrations by supporting their local shops and services and by attending your events!

Share your vision of the future of our high streets in the FutureTown Design Competition as part of Scotland's Towns Week. Sketch or photgraph your idea and send to Akshita. Shortlisted entries will be displayed at the Scotland's Towns Conference and voted for by attendees and the public online throughout Towns Week.  The winner will receive profile with our media partners, The Scotsman, along with featuring throughout the year at events. Entries close, 22 OctoberFor more information click here.

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