Strengthening Communities Conference 2017

Did you come along to the SCCS17? Remind yourself of some of the key speakers and topics covered there.

Welcome / Conference opening

Professor Lorne Crerar - Chair, Highlands and Islands Enterprise


Building our Future: learning from 20 years of community asset ownership

Douglas Cowan - Director of Strengthening Communities, HIE 


Supporting place based community development

David Cowan – Head of Regeneration Unit, Scottish Government


Joan Bishop - Dornoch Area Community Interest Company:


Hazel Cross - Fife Council:


James Lafferty and Malcolm McMillan, Campbeltown:


The role of local in leading national innovation 

Frank Rennie - Professor of Sustainable Rural Development, University of the Highlands and Islands - Frank's Presentation


Fergus Ewing MSP - Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity


Josh Littlejohn - Founder, Social Bite:


Inside out: the only people who can build community are those who live, sleep and work there
Cormac Russell – Managing Director, Nurture Development and faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute of Northwestern University, Chicago

Cormac's Presentation


Inspiring young community leaders

Charlotte Wright - Chief Executive, Highlands and Islands Enterprise:

Charlotte's presentation


Poll results - Describe the conference in one word


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