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

Wednesday 20 January 2021 – 5.30pm

Wednesday 17 March 2021 – 5.30pm 

Next meeting: 11 November 2020

This meeting will be held virtually at 5.30pm and will include the AGM. Anyone wishing to attend must contact Roddy MacDonald, [email protected], in advance of the meeting.



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members


Industrial Communities Alliance - Secretary

Argyll and Bute Council

Coalfields Regeneration Trust

Dumfries and Galloway Council

East Ayrshire Council

East Dunbartonshire Council

East Renfrewshire Council

Eden Trust

Fife Council

Glasgow City Council

Inverclyde Council

Midlothian Council

National Union of Mineworkers

North Ayrshire 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:
11 November 2020


[email protected]



Colin Beattie MSP

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP

031 348 6373


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