Join STP and town stakeholders for the next meeting of the CPG on Towns and Town Centres Wednesday, 11 December 2019.
In this session we will hear from expert speakers about a range of programmes and initiatives to support the re-development and re-purposing of vacant spaces in towns and city districts. There will also be time for networking with those involved in supporting towns from across sectors.
Please see draft agenda and RSVP your place here if you are able to attend.
12:30 Meet in Parliament reception area
13:00 Coffee, tea and shortbread available
13:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Gillian Martin MSP, CPG Deputy Convener
13:15 Minutes of the Meeting of the Cross Party Group held 4th September 2019. Matters Arising from the Minutes
Towns: Vacant Spaces Made Good
Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership
13:30 Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce
Shona Glenn, Head of Policy and Research, Scottish Land Commission
13:40 Can Do Places and Spaces
Iain Scott, Director, Can Do Places
13:50 Building and repurposing spaces for a Community ‘Hub’ in Dalkeith
Tom Donaldson, One Dalkeith
14:20 Presentation to Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street Competition winner, in association with Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Keep Scotland Beautiful
14:25 Any Other Competent Business
14:30 Close of Meeting
Date of Next Meeting:Wednesday 4 March 2020, 18:00-20:00, Topic TBC