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Building Scotland's Future - Joint Hustings

A BEFS, ICE, RIAS, RICS and RTPI Scotland Joint Event

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 at 5:30PM - 8:30PM
The Wolfson Hall, Surgeon's Hall, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW
RTPI Scotland


A Scottish Parliament hustings for built environment professionals.

We are the organisations whose members plan, design, build and manage Scotland’s cities, towns, buildings and infrastructure.  We have a combined membership of around 25,000 people across Scotland.  We recognise the need for our professions to work together to build Scotland’s future. 

The Scottish Election takes place on 5 May and we want to ask the main political parties how they will tackle issues facing our members, such as how to:

  • promote approaches to improve the quality of the built environment
  • respond to skills and resource shortages across the built environment professions
  • fund and make decisions on future infrastructure programmes and projects
  • support and protect town and city centres
  • respond to the housing crisis by providing a quality home for everyone who needs one
  • ensure procurement and financing approaches provide best value and quality outputs
  • support communities to engage in discussion about the future of their place. 


The five main political parties have been invited. Confirmed representatives below:

  • Scottish Conservatives - Iain McGill (Candidate for Edinburgh Northern and Leith)
  • Scottish Green Party - Maggie Chapman (Party Co-Convenor, Candidate for North East Scotland, Party Spokesperson on Housing)
  • Scottish Labour - Monica Lennon (Candidate for Central Scotland)
  • Scottish Liberal Democrats - TBC
  • Scottish National Party - TBC


5.00     Arrivals and registration
5.30     Introduction by the Chair
5.35     Presentations from political parties          
6.00     Q and A
7.25     Concluding comments by the Chair
7.30     Wine reception
8.30     End of event


Places are FREE but must be booked. Please CLICK HERE to book your place through our Eventbrite booking page