October 27, 2015 at 10:00am - 2:30pm

Scotland’s Towns Partnership’s Roadshow series runs across Scotland in Summer/Autumn 2015. The West Scotland Roadshow event will be held in Kilmarnock, in partnership with East Ayrshire Council on 27th October. It will engage with local authority areas covering Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, East Dunbartsonshire, West Dunbartonshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, South and North Lanarkshire, Inverclyde and of course East Ayrshire. It aims to enable Scottish Government and a key range of delivery and support partners to update local authority, private and third sector groupings, through a focused session, to raise awareness of progress with the Town Centre Action Plan and the wide range of organisations assisting with project implementation and support. It builds on the towns national media campaign, launch of towns web portal, town toolkit, place standard and aims to help local practitioners understand the full menu of supports available; ultimately engendering new relationships and activity and better levels of engagement.

Understanding Scotland’s Towns

10:00   Networking Coffee

10:30   Welcome from East Ayrshire Council

10:35   Scotland’s Towns Partnership Overview

10:45   Town Centre Action Plan

Kevin McGowan, Scottish Government

10.55   Understanding Scottish Places Online Platform

Professor Leigh Sparks, Chair, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (Invited)

11:15   USP Lab – Interactive Session

Helping you to understand the function of your town and compare and contrast towns across Scotland.

*A limited number of tablets will be available for this session. Please bring your own devices if possible.

12:00   Networking Lunch

Supporting Scotland’s Towns – Partner Showcase

Key organisations showcase what they do and how they can help you through a series of rapid elevator pitches.  Save questions for the end, and catch up with our partners during the Connector Session. 

12:45   Architecture and Design Scotland

12:50   Planning Aid Scotland (PAS)

12:55   Business Improvement Districts

13:00   Development Trusts Association Scotland

13:05   Can Do Towns

13:10   Lateral North

13:15   Scottish Business in the Community

13:20   Sustrans Scotland

13:25   Scottish Business Resilience Centre

13:30   General Questions

13:45   Connector Session (Coffee served)

An opportunity to find out more and connect with the organisations that have the right support for your town or project.

14:45   Close

Who Should Attend?

  • Representation across relevant local authority departments:

-       Director and Head of Planning/Housing/Regeneration/Economic Development

-       Management levels in above departments

-       Operational staff who will use toolkits and Understanding Scottish Places  

  • Development trusts and other community groups
  • BIDs, Chambers and other trade groups
  • Community Planning partners
October 27, 2015 at 10:00am - 2:30pm
Park Hotel
Rugby Park
Rugby Road
Kilmarnock KA1 2DP
United Kingdom
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