Industrial Communities

Purpose of the group

  1. Seek to understand and highlight the range of ongoing issues affecting Scotland’s former traditional industrial communities who have experienced industrial decline over the last few decades.  Ongoing issues are likely to include youth unemployment, town centre regeneration, health inequalities, low educational attainment, regenration funding and poor environmental conditions.  The term ‘former industrial communities’ covers a range of traditional industries including coal, steel, textiles and shipbuilding. 
  2. Liaise with appropriate agencies to consider and agree appropriate ongoing interventions for these communities.
  3. Influence policy decisions of Scottish Government, local authorities and other appropriate agencies to ensure that appropriate levels of resources are deployed to former industrial communities in Scotland. 
  4. Liaise with Alliance Scotland and Alliance UK* representatives with regard to current relevant research and policy debates affecting industrial communities.
  5. Develop links with appropriate officials within UK Government as appropriate.

*The Alliance is a UK wide, all party, lobbying organization that was established in 2007 to support the regeneration of former traditional industrial areas.  Membership was formed from members of the former Coalfield Communities Campaign, Steel Action and Leading Action for Textiles, Clothing and Footwear.

NB. Alliance Scotland representatives would perform the role of Secretariat to the Cross Party Group

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:

Agendas/Links

Minutes

Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Organisations

Industrial Communities Alliance UK - Secretary

Clackmannanshire Council

Coalfields Regeneration Trust

Dumfries & Galloway Council

East Ayrshire Council

Fife Council

National Union of Mineworkers

North Lanarkshire Council

Glasgow City Council

East Lothian Council

North Ayrshire Council

South Ayrshire Council

West Dumbartonshire Council

ICA Scotland

Coalfields Community Transport

Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum

Big Lottery

Get involved

Next meeting:

Contact:

anne.houston2@ntlworld.com

Tel:

Contact

Colin Beattie MSP

M3.05
Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

0131 348 6373