Tain Town Centre Action Plan

The two day workshop is aimed at gathering local people’s views on the how best to increase the number of people coming to Tain, improve the environment, how buildings are used and how people travel.  This will help the Council to draw up an Action Plan for the town centre. 

During the workshops the local community will be asked for their views on a wide range of issues including:

• The layout and design of buildings, streets and open spaces;

• Methods of travel to, from and around the town centre; and

• The shops, services and facilities in the town centre, as well as the type of jobs on offer.

The Tain Town Centre Action Plan event will take place at the Church Hall of Tain Parish Church, Queen Street on Wednesday 7th May between 9.15am and 7pm and Thursday 8th May between 9.15am and 7.30pm. 

Anyone is welcome to drop in at any time during the two days for as little or as long as they want.  Full details of this event can be found on The Highland Council Website where people can also find a simple online questionnaire to submit their views in advance of the event.  The ideas received will then be considered by members of the community who attend the event.

Local Councillor, Jamie Stone is encouraging as many people as possible to come along.  He said: “We want everyone who cares about Tain town centre to bring along their ideas of how to keep it a unique and active place where people will want to to visit and spend time and money. This is a great opportunity to shape the future of Tain so even if people can only pop in for a few minutes it would be great to get their input.”

Thanks to funding from Scottish Government, the Council has recruited a team of specialist designers and surveyors from the Halcrow Group (CH2M Hill) who will help to translate everyone’s ideas and ambitions for the future of their town centre into a shared Action Plan.


29 Apr 2014
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