Scotland’s Towns Conference Paisley 19th November 2014

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Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, Paisley, PA1 1JF

When: 19th November 2014

About: As part of the nationwide campaign, Scotland’s Towns Week, take part in the largest annual gathering for Scotland’s towns, with around 150 people gathering to network, share and learn. The conference this year is set to be bigger than ever; with the Town Centre Action Plan having guided town developments for over a year. Based around the overarching message: Proud Past – Positive Future, we look to the untapped wealth of towns and places, and explore ideas and innovative routes to a positive future. Contact Rebecca for Bookings, Sponsorship, Exhibition & Fringe


Programme Highlights

The day is a blend of keynotes; short stories from town and city projects large and small; and cafe style space for learning, sharing, exhibiting and networking.

Part 1

Networking or Walking Tour

Ministerial Address & Question Time
Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for Local Government & Planning

Proud Past, Positive Future – From Derry to Paisley: Learning from the Derry Experience

Part 2

Town ‘Shorts’ – Pecha Kucha style insight into great projects in places large and small. Focused around:


Developing Spaces and Places

Community Empowerment

Part 3



Drop in table sessions, including:

Can Do Towns Innovation Challenge

Urban Design

Tools for Cross Cutting Community Engagement

Historic Buildings

Vibrant Local Economies: Business Improvement Districts

Digital Towns

Part 4

Fringe Events from:


BIG Lottery Fund


Part 5

Journalist-led panel/audience discussion.

International Speaker

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