Join Scotland’s Towns Partnership for our annual meeting of all those involved in supporting towns and improvement districts. An opportunity to celebrate Scotland’s towns as places for local communities and businesses.
Hear from our community-focussed, keynote speakers who will share their journeys and experiences. Catch up with town and community advocates from across the country, share ideas and get inspired!
We’ll also hear from the 2018 Future Town Design Competition winner and launch this year’s competition. Event Host, STP Chair, Professor Leigh Sparks will cover our Annual General Meeting business matters. Please see provisional agenda.
1330 Towns Tea Party Afternoon Tea and Networking
1415 Welcome & AGM Business
Professor Leigh Sparks, Chair of Scotland’s Towns Partnership
1430 Scotland’s Towns Partnership: A Review on the Company’s Progress and Future Plans
Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership.
1440 Love Local, Creative Communities
/ The Town is the Venue / The Town is the Garden – Huntly
Petra Pennington, Art and Community Worker, Deveron Projects
Deveron Projects is an arts organisation based in Huntly, a market town in the north east of Scotland with a population of 4,500. They have worked here with the history, context and identity of the town since 1995. Working with the idea that the town is the venue, they create socially engaged projects that connect artists, communities and places.
Creative spaces – Stirling
Joe Hall, Director, Creative Stirling
Creative Stirling started life in 2012 as a small collective of creatives working together to support grass-root arts and culture in Stirlingshire. There are here to encourage and support local talent and to offer something new and creative, for all our community to enjoy. Starting life as a pop-up project, the ‘Made in Stirling’ store is a community gallery, workshop and shop, which is where people can easily find and engage with Creative Stirling.
1510 Q & A
1520 Future Town Design Competition Winner 2018
Sam Hey of #TeamHamish, a community organisation affiliated with Nairn Improvement Community Enterprise (NICE)
1540 #FTDC19 Launch
1545 Networking (Close 1630)