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Delivering a Regenerated and Renewed Highlands and Islands

The Highlands and Islands Chapter Annual Conference

Thursday, 20 November 2014 at 10:30AM - 4:15PM
Inverness Town House, High Street, Inverness, IV1 1JJ
RTPI Scotland

The Conference

Our places and spaces are constantly changing to meet the needs of our communities and to support sustainable economic growth. With an ever changing environment managing these changes can be at best challenging.

The Scottish Government’s Regeneration Strategy describes regeneration as a "holistic process of reversing the economic, physical and social decline of places where market forces alone won't suffice". Almost 3 years since its publication, what have we achieved and how are we delivering regeneration and renewal in Highland?

This event will be delivered by a number of speakers from across built environment professions to look at how we can work in partnership to revitalise our communities through promotion of best practice across the Highlands and Islands and beyond.


  • Richard Blyth, Head of Policy and Practice, Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Craig McLaren, Director of Scotland and Ireland, Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Diarmaid Lawlor, Head of Urbanism, Architecture and Design Scotland
  • Alastair Kennedy, Communications Director, Global Energy Group
  • Robert Pickles, Volunteers and Interns Manager, PAS
  • Scott Dalgarno, Development Plans Manager, The Highland Council

The Conference will be Chaired by Stephen Tucker, Convenor of the Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland for 2014.

Further speakers to be announced.

Civic Reception

Following the close of the c+Conference a Civic Reception will be held in the Town House from 4.30pm to 6pm. This is to celebrate the Centenary of the Royal Town Planning Institute and to recognise the contribution planning has made to the development of the City of Inverness. The Civic Reception has kindly been sponsored by the City of Inverness Area Committee.

Getting There

The venue is approximately 10 minutes walk from Inverness train and bus stations; alternatively car parking is available in a number of city centre car parks. Video conferencing facilities can be available on request.

A lunch will be provided and refreshments will be served throughout the day. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.


To book a free place at the conference please contact Lynn Clarke by Friday 7th November 2014.


Phone: 01463 702291

When responding please let us know if you would be willing to car share and where you will be starting your journey from. If you are willing to car share then, we will circulate your e-mail address to registered participants.