Kilmory conference will help Argyll and Bute groups to host successful events

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Published Date: 

5 Feb 2013 - 11:15

Groups which organise events and festivals in the Argyll and Bute area are invited to a day conference on 2 March, 2013 at Kilmory Castle,  Lochgilphead, which aims to help them plan and deliver successful events.


Argyll and Bute Community Planning Partnership have devised a programme which will interest a wide range of groups, whether they organise small local gala days or large scale events which attract significant numbers of people into the area.


Provost Isobel Strong will welcome delegates, and ‘master of ceremonies’ for the day will be James Hilder who has extensive experience in social enterprise and festival development, and guest speaker will be Lynn Johnston of Community Enterprise Scotland. The event is free to attend and will run from 10am – 4pm with video conference links available for island communities where possible.


Lead Councillor for Community, Culture, the Customer and Communication Louise Glen-Lee said

‘Festivals and events make an important contribution to the economy and quality of life in Argyll and Bute, and this is a great ‘one-stop shop’ for local voluntary groups to get expert advice and guidance.’


Workshops will be led by Sheila Durie of the Social Enterprise Academy, The Walking Theatre Company, Business Gateway, and Iain McKinnon and Kevin Baker of Argyll and Bute Council and subjects include business planning, funding, health and safety, marketing, and reporting on economic value and community impact. The conference will also provide opportunities to meet and network with other event organisers across the area, and offers a “troubleshooting” question and answer session.


Further information is available online at Planning and Delivering Successful Events 

If you would like to register your interest or want to find out more contact:  or by telephone: Laura Macdonald on 01631 567944.