August 27, 2019 at 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Join Scotland’s Towns Partnership to discuss the importance of creating and promoting spaces for active and healthy communities; encouraging people to engage with the places they live in; and the potential for added-value for the local economy.    

  • Key context speakers on national support and advice.
  • Place Standard Tool examples
  • Town surgery sessions - seek out solutions and ideas for your town.
  • Exchange news and ideas with Scotland’s towns community of practitioners.

Attendance is free for STP members, and £50+VAT for non-members. Not a member? Join now and enjoy all-year-round access to free learning events; being part of a community of practitioners; and a range of toolkits and funding supports! 

STP members can RSVP below.

Non-members can purchase a ticket here



13:30​    Coffee

14:00    Welcome. Scotland’s Towns Partnership

Phil Prentice, Chief Executive, Scotland’s Towns Partnership (Event Chair)

Phil will update on the work of STP and share the range of resources, supports and partners available to help your town.

14:05    The Place Standard Tool – An Introduction and How-to Session

Emma Doyle, Health Improvement Manager, NHS Health Scotland

14:30   Urban Green Infrastructure: Making Healthy, Prosperous Places

Ivan Clark, Placemaking Team Manager, Scottish Natural Heritage

14:45    Keep Scotland Beautiful and Our Towns

Katie Murray, Communities and Place Manager, Keep Scotland Beautiful

15:05    Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street

Are you passionate about your town centre, and feel your high street has something unique to offer? Has there been positive local work or change taking place in your community? We’d love to hear about it as part of the search for Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street 2019!

The deadline for entries is 5pm on Monday 30 September 2019. Entries will be shortlisted and the winner will then be chosen by an online public vote hosted at

15:10    Q & A

15:20    Coffee Top up

15:30    Quickfire Intros to our Surgery Experts

15:35    Surgery Sessions. Experts move on to next group every 15 minutes.

  • greenspace scotland - Ea O’Neill, Programme Manager
  • Scottish Natural Heritage – Green Infrastructure Fund – Martin Faulkner, Green Infrastructure Project and Funding Officer
  • Zero Waste Scotland – Patrick O’Reilly, Sector Manager, Business Support
  • Keep Scotland Beautiful - Katie Murray, Communities and Place Manager 

16:30    Close




August 27, 2019 at 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Tontine Building, 20 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5ES
Sponsored by Supporting Scotland's Towns
Sponsored By Supporting Scotland's Towns