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Major conference to focus on the future of Scotland’s towns

Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP) is joining forces with Perth & Kinross Council to host a major event to help drive a better future for Scotland’s communities.

Delegates from across the country will gather at Perth Concert Hall for the 2024 Scotland’s Towns Conference (STC24) on Wednesday, November 27.

The theme for the day will be Investing in Our Assets for Sustainable Towns of the Future.

Set against the backdrop of significant asset investment in Perth STC24 will highlight the importance of cultural, built, and natural assets in driving economic, social, and environmental progress in Scotland’s towns and places.

It will also feature other inspirational examples from across the country.

The Scotland’s Towns Conference is STP’s flagship gathering of stakeholders from across the various sectors and organisations involved in supporting the nation’s towns and places.

STP Chief Officer Kimberley Guthrie said: “The Scotland’s Towns Conference is a showpiece event which never fails to inform, inspire and energise people and organisations to go on and make a tremendous difference in their own communities.

“Better, more sustainable, towns and places are key to driving positive economic, social and environmental progress across Scotland.

“I am particularly looking forward to exploring how we can further enhance that by better embracing our cultural, built and natural assets to create even more vibrant communities.

“This is a fascinating area of work, whether it be through attractions and events which encourage people to visit places and support businesses, or the transformational impact of embracing the assets we have not just to encourage more people into our places, but revitalise historic town centre buildings too.”

Scotland’s Towns Partnership is the voice of the nation’s towns, championing their place at the heart of the nation and advocating their pivotal role in a stronger and more sustainable future. It is the parent organisation of Scotland’s Improvement Districts and spearheads the Scotland Loves Local initiative as a means to boost local economies and improve places by galvanising support for the people and businesses in them.

For more information about becoming a partner for Scotland’s Towns Conference – or to learn more about the exhibition, sponsorship and advertising opportunities available – please email elaine@scotlandstowns.org.

Last year’s Scotland’s Towns Conference was staged in Dundee, where the ambitions of schemes such as The Eden Project were in the spotlight.

To secure your tickets, go to https://scotlandstowns.org/scotlands-towns-conference-2024/