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Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres Meeting

Join STP and town stakeholders for the next meeting of the Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres.

The discussion topic is ‘Towns: Creativity and Culture’. Please see below for the agenda and speakers.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP your place here.


12:30            Meet in Parliament reception area

13:00            Coffee, tea and shortbread available

13:10            Welcome and Opening Remarks – John Scott MSP, Convener

13:15            Minutes of the Meeting of the Cross Party Group held 5th December 2018.

Matters Arising from the Minutes


Towns: Creativity and Culture

13:20            Introduction

Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

13:30            Creativity and Culture in Towns

Karen Dick, Place, Partnerships and Communities Officer, Creative Scotland

13:40            Cultural Enterprise in our Towns

Rachael Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Cultural Enterprise Office

13:50            Embracing Creativity and Culture in Dumfries

Matt Baker, The Stove Network

14:00            Discussion

14:20            Any Other Competent Business

14:30            Close of Meeting


Date of Next Meeting: Wednesday 19th June – Theme T.B.C. 

Parliamentary Reception on a Celebration of Small and Rural Towns, Tuesday 26th March, The Garden Lobby