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Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres – Towns Beyond Retail

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join MSPs, STP and town stakeholders for the next meeting of the Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres. This meeting of the Cross Party Group will be on the topic of “Town Centres Beyond Retail”.

With the help of expert speakers, we will examine the purpose of Town Centres, before further discussing town centre living, housing and the role of retail and shopping centres in our towns today. The session will aim to outline how Town Centres can continue to make the most of retail spaces while also moving beyond this focus to become multifunctional places.

Please email Alison Jones if you have any questions.


12:45 – 12:55 Welcome, Opening Remarks and Matters Arising – Siobhian Brown MSP, Convener

Town Centres Beyond Retail

12:55 – 13:00 Overview: Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

13:00 – 13:10 Town Centre Living and Housing: Mhairi Donaghy, Associate Director, Scottish Futures Trust

13:10 – 13:20 Analysis of Town Centre Living – New Data and Report: Andrew Meehan, Associate Director, Rettie & Co.

13:20 – 13:30 Case Study: Paisley Shopping Centre – The Future… Beyond Retail, Ken Ford, Beyond Retail Property Fund

13:30 – 13:40 Discussion

13:40 – 13:45 Any Other Competent Business

13:45 Close of Meeting