Industrial Communities

Purpose of the group

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, regeneration funding and poor environmental conditions.  The term ‘former industrial communities’ covers a range of traditional industries including coal, steel, textiles and shipbuilding. 

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting: 21 March 2018

This meeting will be held at 5.30pm in the David Livingstone Room (CR6).


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members


Industrial Communities Alliance - Secretary

Argyll and Bute Council

Coalfield Communities Federation

Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation

Coalfields Regeneration Trust

Dumfries and Galloway Council

East Ayrshire Council

East Dunbartonshire Council

East Renfrewshire Council

Fife Council

Glasgow City Council

Inverclyde Council

Midlothian Council

National Union of Mineworkers

North Ayrshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council

Renfrewshire Council

Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Trades Union Congress

Skills Development Scotland

South Ayrshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council

West Dunbartonshire Council

Get involved

Next meeting:
21 March 2018




Colin Beattie MSP

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP

031 348 6373