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Scotland’s Improvement Districts Launch

The launch of the new centre to support Improvement Districts across Scotland to deliver inclusive local economic growth by providing national strategic guidance, delivering training and practical support and building strong national partnerships.


08:30 – Arrival and breakfast

09:00 – Welcome from Professor Leigh Sparks, Chair, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

09:05 – Jim Galloway, Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development Group

09:10 – Keynote speech from Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government

09:20 – Roddy Smith, Chief Executive, Essential Edinburgh

09:25 – Concluding remarks from Phil Prentice, Programme Director, Scotland’s Improvement Districts

09:30 – Networking

10:15 – Event concludes