An introduction to Organisation and Governance

Architecture and Design Scotland was delighted to be asked by the Scottish Government at the end of last year to develop and deliver a pilot programme to help support communities to develop their skills and deliver projects in relation to place.  The pilot programme is part of the Scottish Government’s “Making Places” initiative.

The aim of the pilot programme is to help support the delivery of various place projects through shared learning within communities and their local authorities, development of peer network and forum, signposting to organisations and key agencies to provide additional support.  You can get a flavour for some of the community place projects which are being supported by reading these other blog posts about West Kilbride Craft Town and Fort William waterfront – both of which are big ambitious projects, but with the community most definitely in charge.

This pilot programme is a new venture for Architecture and Design Scotland.  We’re quite openly saying that we don’t have all the answers.  In the spirit of collaboration, the support that we’re offering community groups is all about collaboration.  Architecture and Design Scotland can provide some direct assistance around design and procurement of projects for buildings and spaces.

The event will be delivered by Senscot Legal supported by Architecture and Design Scotland.

Topics covered:

  • What you need to consider when choosing a structure
  • Unincorporated v incorporated
  • Risks
  • Various options for legal models
  • Social Enterprise as a model
  • Compliance requirements
  • Legal Duties
  • Sustainability & Trading
  • Governance after incorporation
  • And much more!

Following the event, a Factsheet publication with useful information and contacts will be produced.

This event is free to attend and the Making Places communities will be able to claim their travelling expenses by providing a receipt as proof of purchase.

Please note: numbers for this event are limited.

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Event Details


A+DS Office Architecture and Design Scotland,

A+DS Office Architecture and Design Scotland,
Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate

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