An expert group established to look at how Scotland’s towns and town centres can be made stronger has released its recommendations.
The Town Centre Action Plan Review Group has set out its findings in the report A New Future for Scotland’s Town Centres.
You can read the full report, its recommendations and evidence at www.futuretowns.scot.
Chaired by respected retail academic Professor Leigh Sparks, the panel was commissioned by Scotland’s Communities Secretary, Aileen Campbell MSP, to consider how the nation’s towns can be made greener, healthier, more equitable and inclusive places.
The report highlights the importance of Scotland’s towns and strengthening them while acknowledging progress made by the Scottish Government to support communities and town centres.
The Town Centre Action Plan, published in 2013, can be accessed through the Scottish Government’s town centre regeneration page, where you will also find links to the 2013 National Review of Town Centres, as well as one year and two year progress reports on the Town Centre Action Plan.