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TCAP2 Roadshow: Highlands and Islands

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The joint Scottish Government and COSLA response to A New Future for Scotland’s Town Centres report, sets out some of the ways in which we can all seek to do our part, locally and nationally, in rebuilding, re-energising and reimagining our towns to meet our place and country ambitions.

The ‘TCAP2’ Roadshow Series will illustrate how a place-based holistic approach can help revitalise towns across Scotland. Ambition, collaboration and leadership are key to aligning and delivering on TCAP2.  The series aims to encourage stakeholders to embrace and commit to the place agenda and to understand their roles in the approach to regenerating places.

The events share policy context and exemplars based around TCAP2 themes, including planning, town centre first principle, town centre living, digital, enterprising communities and vibrant local economies and climate action.

The next event in the series, focusing on Highlands and Islands, will take place in Inverness and will look at towns and place through a tourism and culture lens.

Note that this is an in-person event which will take place in the Glenmoriston Hotel, Inverness.

Agenda (may be subject to change)

10:00 – 10:30    Attendees Arrival | Coffee

10:30 – 10:35    Introduction and Welcome – Event Chair: Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

10:35 – 10:55    Talking Towns (panel discussion): Chris Taylor, Regional Leadership Director (North), VisitScotland, Malcolm McLeod, Executive Chief Officer Infrastructure, Environment and Economy, The Highland Council, John Murray, Founder, Highland Food and Drink Club and Board Member, Institute of Directors (Highlands and Islands)

10:55 – 11:05    Scotland Loves Local: Kimberley Guthrie, Strategy and Relationships, Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Colin Munro, Managing Director, Miconex

11:05 – 11:15    Spirit of the Highlands and Islands Project: Bryan Beattie, Creative Director, Inverness Castlehill Project

11:15 – 11:35    Improvement Districts Showcase: Gemma Cruickshank, Manager, Embrace Elgin, Lorraine Bremner McBride, BID Director, Inverness City Centre BID and Bryony Beck, Destination Development Manager, Visit Inverness Loch Ness.

11:35 – 11:55    Audience Open Forum

11:55 – 12:00    Closing Remarks