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This conference discusses the Scottish Government's plans to legislate to develop the Scottish planning system. It examines how we can achieve the 360˚ Planning System Scotland needs - a system capable of working collaboratively at all levels to be more strategic and enabling, better networked into other policy areas, rooted in consensual and engaged development planning and more collaborative in its structure, working and funding both internally and externally.
Thu 26th Oct 2017
Holiday Inn Corstorphine
This conference will discuss the range of policies in place in education, health and citizenship to support the development of young Scots and will focus on three core areas of potential: sharing best practice, collaborating across organisational and sector boundaries and being led by a 'what works' approach with young Scots.
Thu 2nd Nov 2017
McDonald Rooms Conference Centre
The focus of this conference is on how, in the context of the Scottish Government health and care initiatives, we deliver health needs with dignity consistently across Scotland for our older people.
Tue 21st Nov 2017
Six years ago the Christie commission published its report recommending a radically different approach to the provision of public services in Scotland. This conference discusses how those recommendations can be refocussed and implemented in a Scotland where public services have since seen an independence referendum and constitutional change, a vote for Brexit with consequences still to be understood and continuing financial constraints following from the economic crash of 2008.
Tue 28th Nov 2017
The 10th annual Scottish rail conference will focus on three key themes looking toward the next decade of rail: thinking strategically to get from what we have to what we want, rail and the wider economy and growth and rail development to 2027. With announcements on rail due in summer 2017 from Scottish Ministers and from the Office of Rail and Road on objectives and funding for Network Rail in in Autumn 2018, this conference examines the opportunities for rail and the wider economy.
Tue 5th Dec 2017
This conference focuses on Scotland's criminal justice system and the relationship between progressive evidence based approaches to tackling offending and delivering lasting changes in offending behaviour. It examines the initiatives being taken to prevent offending and reduce re-offending and discusses how a mosaic of rehabilitative approaches, together with community justice, can most effectively deliver progressive approaches to breaking the crime cycle.
Tue 23rd Jan 2018
This half-day briefing conference drills down into the core challenges facing Scottish local government. It analyses the substance and effect of each factor affecting future service delivery, bringing insight into where financial, policy and broader structural pressure is coming from - both within local government and externally - and assesses the future consequences arising from these pressures.
Wed 7th Feb 2018
Morton Fraser Lawyers
The 2nd Annual Scottish Transport Infrastructure Conference will discuss the strategic transport infrastructure agenda, policy priorities, projects in prospect and sources of transport infrastructure funding.
Tue 20th Feb 2018
This half day conference provides a strategic understanding of Scotland's circular economy strategy. It examines core areas for development and growth as well as considering how to support, fund and protect circular economy initiatives.
Thu 22nd Mar 2018
This conference discusses Scotland's mid-market business sector, focusing on how it can be supported and developed to contribute to Scottish economic competitiveness.
Wed 18th Apr 2018
University of Edinburgh Business School