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RTPI Scotland

  • RTPI Scotland Annual Conference 2016


    The RTPI Scotland Annual conference will take place on 11 October 2016 in Paisley Town Hall.  It will explore the role of Planning, planners and the planning system at a time of change given recent publication of the Planning Review, and the expectation of a new White Paper on planning and eventual Planning Bill.

  • RTPI Scotland on TV

    Watch RTPI Scotland Director Craig McLaren talking about health and planning on BBC2's Scotland 2016 (from 9m20s) 

  • RTPI Scotland gives evidence to Scottish Parliament

    RTPI Scotland Director Craig McLaren gave evidence on climate change to Scottish Parliament's Local Government and Communities Committee. Watch it at (from 1:17:32) or read the Official Report at

  • Future Planners Bursaries

    RTPI Scotland is pleased to announce that the Scottish Government and the universities of Heriot-Watt and Dundee will be funding £1000 bursaries for those looking to study planning at Masters level. For more information about the scheme see the RTPI Scotland blog or contact the RTPI. Contact details for the relevant universities can be found via the below link.

  • Planning Review Published

    RTPI Scotland has broadly welcomed the Independent Review of the Scottish Planning System’s recommendations. It is pleased that the review panel has taken a positive approach aimed at empowering planning to deliver great places.

  • Elections to Scottish Executive Committee

    Do you want to influence and support the work of RTPI Scotland? We are now seeking nominations from members to join the Scottish Executive Committee for 2017.

RTPI Scotland

RTPI Scotland aims to support people and organisations to create great places for people across Scotland. We do this through:

  • leading thinking on how to create great places for people
  • supporting our Members to develop their skills
  • managing our knowledge and sharing it with Members and stakeholders
  • brokering dialogue and action amongst key influencers on planning issues
  • providing and demonstrating our value to Members

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@rtpiscotland : New report says Scotland’s projected population increase likely to be unevenly spread across country 28/10/2016 - 12:28

@rtpiscotland : Want to help us develop thinking on the planning White Paper? We're looking for an Intern Project Officer 27/10/2016 - 01:23

@rtpiscotland : Blog: Working smarter – not harder – is the key to faster housebuilding: via @ScoConstructNow 27/10/2016 - 01:22

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