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Scotland’s Towns Conference 2021

The Scotland’s Towns Conference 2021 will take place from 22nd November through to Friday 26th November 2021.


Since the publication of the original “Fraser Review” of town centre policy in 2013, the policy landscape has changed significantly. From the Community Empowerment Act to Brexit, from City & Region deals to the recent Programme for Government, all have had an impact on town centre policy and practice.

Scotland’s Towns Conference 2021 will focus on Greater, Greener, Fairer: A New Future for Scotland’s Towns and discuss key recommendations from the Town Centre Action Plan Review group ( The conference will be grounded by core sessions on:

1) Policy, Planning, Place,

2) Financing, and,

3) Delivering.

Programme and Booking

Hosted by Journalist and Broadcaster Rona Dougall, the programme includes inspirational keynotes and whiteboard conversations, lunch + learns, international learning, exhibition, Scotland Loves Local Awards and new ways to network and connect through 1-2-1s. Contributors include leaders from international, national and local governments and agencies, corporate and community organisations.

View the full programme here. Booking is free to STP members (Join STP now to benefit).

Register your place here.

Please note that the HopIn platform has two events – Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th (Part 1), then Thursday 25th to Friday 26th (Part 2). The Part 2 joining link will be sent to you as part of the final details.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

For commercial opportunities and exhibition, please contact Elaine Bone