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CPG Towns Annual Parliamentary Reception: A Celebration of Scotland’s Small and Rural Towns

A celebration, recognising the diversity and importance of Scotland’s small and rural towns. Given the importance of towns to MSPs and their constituents, this is a significant event to connect and inform. Leaders in the towns and Improvement Districts field will join at this opportunity to get up to speed and celebrate towns becoming viable, vibrant, vital places.

Cross Party Group for Towns and Town Centres Parliamentary Reception
Sponsored by John Scott MSP

‘A Celebration of Small and Rural Towns’

Recognising the diversity and importance of Scotland’s small and rural towns 

Ministerial Address by, Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary, Communities and Local Government

Tuesday, 26th March 2019

6 pm to 8 pm

The Garden Lobby
Scottish Parliament

Register here or contact alison@scotlandstowns.org

Please RSVP by Monday 18th March 2019

Scotland’s Towns Partnership

www.scotlandstowns.org

Information for visitors to the Parliament can be found here:  https://www.parliament.scot/Eventsandexhibitions/Information_for_Guests_-_Jul_2018.pdf

 

Agenda

17:30   Guests Arrival

17:45   Guests Escorted to The Garden Lobby

18:00   Networking and Small and Rural Towns Showcase

18:15   Welcome – John Scott MSP, Convener, Cross Party Group for Towns and Town Centres

18:20   Ministerial Address – Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government

18:30   Professor Leigh Sparks, Deputy Principal and Professor of Retail Studies at the Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling and Chair, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

18:40   5G and what it means for Places and People in Scotland

David Wallace, Director Scotland, Major and Public Sector, and Chair of BT in   Scotland and Fotis Karonis, Managing Director, Mobile and Voice Converged Services, BT

18:50   Bringing rural resilience, energy and local generation

Graham Campbell, District General Manager, Scottish Power Energy Networks

19:00    Networking and Small and Rural Towns Showcase

20:00   Close

Refreshments provided