Updated: Apr 15, 2019
TOWN CENTRE CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL 2019 IN AYR TOWN HALL 10am -4pm
09.45 Tea and Coffee
10.00 INTRODUCTION Esther Clark - Chair of Ayr Station Hotel Community Action Group.
CHAIR of MORNING SESSION is Kinlay Laidlaw. He used to be the lead surveyor for Ayrshire & Arran National Trust. He now runs a conservation building surveying consultancy based in South Ayrshire.
10.20 Philip Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland's Towns Partnership is a leading Scottish expert in
Town Centre Regeneration.
10.45 Malcolm Cowie is Community Empowerment Policy Manager, (Asset Transfer) with the Scottish Government.
11.10 Neil Langhorn is Head of Compulsory Purchase Order Policy Unit, Scottish Government.
11.35 James Turner is with Historic Environment Scotland Edinburgh.
DISCUSSION 12 to 12.30 / LUNCH BREAK 12.30 to 1.30
CHAIR of AFTERNOON SESSION is Alistair Scott. He is an Edinburgh based architect. He has worked across Scotland on diverse projects like the regeneration of Stranraer and a community master for buying a harbour’ he is a past chair of the Scottish Civic Trust. He was brought up in Ayr and went to Ayr academy.
1.30 Dave Thomson is Head of Community Land Team (Abandoned Detrimental and Neglected Land and Buildings).
2.00 Dave Henderson is Advisor Community Ownership Support Services which helps Communities interested in leasing or owning Public Assets.
2.25 Una Richards Chief Executive Scottish Historic Buildings Trust.
3.00 till 4.00 DISCUSSION / COFFEE
This event is organised by the Ayr Station Hotel Community Action Group with support from the Civic Society. The council has given free use of premises and support. Most speakers request a 20 minute slot. Lunch can be purchased in the area easily, but Tea and Coffee will be provided Morning and Afternoon.
Please let Esther know if you plan to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07718488664.