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Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres – People Power

The purpose of the CPG is to analyse policy prescriptions and develop ideas and innovations. This, in turn, will help Scotland’s towns and town centres through the current economic climate to emerge stronger, smarter, cleaner, healthier, and greener.

Strong Leadership plays a critical role in breathing new life into our towns and places. At the March Cross Party Group we are delighted to welcome insights from exemplary leaders from across Scotland. From business improvement districts, to development trusts, to community led projects with local people leading; the common thread to the success of their towns and places, is a strong leader driving change.

Please note this meeting will take place online.

The session will be Chaired by the CPG Convener Siobhian Brown MSP. More details on the CPG can be found here.

Please RSVP your place here, and you can contact Alison Jones if you have any questions about the meeting.



12:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Siobhian Brown MSP, Convener
Minute of last meeting held 7th December and Matters Arising – Siobhian Brown MSP, Convener

12:55 Overview and examples of ‘ones to watch’- Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

13:00 Jackie Shearer, Manager, Possilpark Business Improvement District and winner of Scotland Loves Local 2021 Place Leader Award

13:10 Development Trust representative to be announced

13:20 Scott Mackay, Executive Director, Midsteeple Quarter Project, Dumfries

13:30 Discussion and Any Other Competent Business

13:45 Close of Meeting