All About Kilmarnock community conference


Come join us for an evening's discussion All About Kilmarnock's regeneration!

Do you live or work in Kilmarnock? then come along and be part of the movement for change.

Our guest speaker for the evening will be Phil Prentice, Chief Officer with Scotland's Towns Partnership.

  • Phil will be sharing his views and knowledge on community-led regeneration of towns.
  • We will also be sharing Celebrate Kilmarnock’s ambition for our town.
  • We value your input and look forward to exchanging ideas All About Kilmarnock's regeneration.

Do you live or work in Kilmarnock? then come along and be part of the movement for change.

What to expect on the night:

6th March, Park Hotel – 5:30pm for a 6pm start.

17:30 Arrive for tea, coffee and light buffet

18:00 Introduction and Welcome from Celebrate Kilmarnock

  • Who we are and what we aim to achieve
  • Recent successes and the big opportunities still to be realised – repurposing the High Street

18:20 The National Perspective – Phil Prentice of Scotland’s Towns Partnership

  • Ownership and Sustainability

18:40 Panel – 5 minutes each, then chaired discussion

  • Regional and All About Kilmarnock – Council Leader, Dougie Reid
  • What role for ‘Creative Communities’ in community-led regeneration (Karen Dick, Creative Scotland) Social Enterprises?
  • How do we ensure Kilmarnock is at the heart of community-led regeneration in East Ayrshire (Gwen Barker, Policy, Planning and Performance Manager)
  • What role for Community Asset Ownership in community-led regeneration (Ian Cooke, DTAS)
  • Question and Answer session

19:20 Discussion Groups

  • What will make Kilmarnock town centre attractive to people and businesses?
  • What would you like to see from Celebrate Kilmarnock?

19:45 Feedback and Closing Remarks