Strengthening Communities national conference

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is hosting a national Strengthening Communities Conference at Aviemore Highland Resort on 21 and 22 September 2017.

Chaired by Alex Thomson, chief correspondent of Channel 4 news, the conference will provide a platform to share learning, encourage collaboration and strengthen networks. We want to explore approaches to community-led development and discuss the lessons we can learn from successful, resilient communities.

Delegates will also hear about how community development is practised across Scotland and from an international perspective, with speakers including Frank Rennie, professor of sustainable rural development at the University of the Highlands and Islands and Cormac Russell, Managing Director of Nurture Development.

The conference is aimed at communities, community development organisations and practitioners alongside intermediaries, enablers and policy makers from across Scotland. We want to highlight best practice, innovations, and the current and evolving policy and legislative environment, with a focus on maximising impact from an assets and place based approach.

Find out more, including booking information. on HIE's website.