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.
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