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Statement from Scotland’s Towns Partnership Regarding the Passing of Ian Davison Porter

Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Scotland’s Improvement Districts are sad to learn of the passing of Ian Davison Porter.

In a statement, Professor Leigh Sparks, Chair of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, said:

“We have been notified that in late May Ian Davison Porter sadly died from heart issues. Ian was the founding father of BIDS in Scotland and was responsible for instigating and driving their development through the legislation and the first 10 years of operational BIDS”.

“The continued interest in, and significance of BIDs in Scotland is a lasting legacy to his pioneering work. We have passed on our sympathies to his family.” 

A biography of Ian Davison Porter’s contribution to the Business Improvement Districts movement in Scotland can be read here.