Can Do Places – bringing Aberdeenshire’s empty places back to life

A campaign supported by the Scottish Government comes to Aberdeenshire 19th November. It has already inspired the community of Falkirk with its ‘Can Do Space’ in a disused store. Now an ‘Enterprise Talk Oot’ is being staged in Turriff to get discussion going on bringing the county’s boarded up shops, offices and vacant spaces back into the centre of their communities.

This chance to find out how new life is being breathed into vacant places and is being run by an organisation called Can Do Places. It is headed up by Enterprise Iain (project director) who believes new ways of thinking are needed because how we live and work has changed dramatically – impacting on our towns and villages.

This is a chance to hear the Can Do Places story and take part. The event will be highly interactive and lively and will explain:

•       Why we need places for people to make work together.

•       How the Can Do space came about in Falkirk and shortly Crieff and Peebles.

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•       Why they are community owned and what that means.

•       Clearing the obstacle course (what is involved in making it happen).

•       Why Place Matters!

Audrey Michie is from the Strategic Town Centres Executive who has been working alongside Can Do Places said

With community enterprise at the heart of the discussion, The Can Do Places Enterprise Talk Oot will offer community groups and development trusts support to turn vacant space into vibrant hubs of activity.  It is fantastic to have the opportunity for the Can Do Team to come to Aberdeenshire and it will be a highly interactive and lively event.

Click here to find out more about the Can Do Places Talk Oot and book free tickets

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