Towns and Town Centres

Purpose of the group

The purpose of the Group is to analyse policy prescriptions and develop ideas and innovations. This will help Scotland’s towns and town centres through the current economic climate to emerge stronger, smarter, cleaner, healthier and greener.  

Forthcoming meetings

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Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Matt Aitken 

Simon Baldwin

Valentina Bold

Raymond Boyle 

Maggie Broadley

Tom Campbell

Louise Casenave

Vivien Collie 

John Corbett

Gillian Cowell 

Scott Davidson

Peter de Vink 

Andrew Dixon 

Ian Fowell

Malcolm Fraser

Ros Halley 

Derek Harper 

Jianfeng Huang

Steve Hunt

Colin Kelly

Peter Liddell

Roseanne MacKay

Ross Martin 

Eva Milroy 

Sean McLaughlan

Brian McLeish

Rurigdh McMeddes

Dianne Miller 

Willie Miller

Ben Murray

Dennis Rodwell

Angus Ross

David Russell

Bill Sadler

Tom Sneddon

Phil Sykes 

James Trolland

Sunil Varu

Michael Vickers 

Derek Wilson 

Nick Wright


Scotland's Towns Partnership – secretary

Architecture + Design Scotland

ABB Scotland

Aberdeenshire Council

Alliance Boots

Alloa Town Centre BID

Angus Council 

Argyll and Bute Council 

Association of Town and City Management

Barrhead BID

Big Lottery Fund

Boston Networks


Built Environment Forum Scotland 

Business in the Community Scotland

Can Do Places

Carnegie UK Trust

Charity Retail Association 

City of Edinburgh Council 



Colliers International

Crieff BID

Cupar and North Fife Tourism Association 

Cupar Development Trust 

Currie Brown

Cycling Scotland

Development Trusts Association Scotland


Dundee City Council 

Dunfermline Delivers

East Ayrshire Council 

East Dunbartonshire Council

East Kilbride Shopping Centre

East Lothian Council 

East Renfrewshire Council 

Economic Development Association Scotland

Energy Edge 

Falkirk Council 

Falkirk Delivers

Federation of Master Builders

Fife Council 

Fort William Town Team


FSB Scotland

Future Hawick

Fyne Futures

Glasgow City Council 

Global Treasure App

Grampian Housing

Granton Improvement Society

Halliday Fraser Munro

Highland Council 

Highlands and Islands Enterprise 

Historic Environment Scotland

Institute of Retail Studies, University of Stirling


Intu Properties

Keep Scotland Beautiful

Kingsgate Shopping Centre


Ladbrokes Coral 

Lanark Community Council 

Langbank Community Council 

Living Streets

Loop Connections

Lloyds TSB Foundation 


Melrose Living 

Moffat and District Community 

Motherwell Town Centre

Museums Galleries Scotland

Natural Power 

Newmilns Regeneration Association

North Lanarkshire Council 

One Dalkeith

Pagoda Porter Novelli

Paisley First BID

Paths for All

People Scotland 

Perth and Kinross Council

PJ Leggate

Planning Aid Scotland

Prestwick Community Council 

Real Retail Solutions 

Renfrewshire Council

Retailers Against Crime 



Scotland’s Rural College

Scottish  Borders Council

Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Scottish Chambers of Commerce

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership 

Scottish Futures Trust

Scottish Grocers Federation

Scottish Power Energy Networks

Scottish Retail Consortium

Scottish Small Towns Group

South Ayrshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council 

Stirling BID  

Stirling Council

Stranraer Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme


Sustrans Scotland 


The Democratic Society Scotland

The Retailer Group

Transform Scotland


Vale of Leven Trust 


Voluntary Action Fund

Weber Shandwick

West End BID 

West Lothian Council 

William Hill


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Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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