This SURF Open Forum, funded by Communities Scotland and organised with the assistance of SURF sponsors Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE), took place in Inverness in March 2007.
The introductory speakers were:
- Chris Higgins, Head of Enterprising Communities, HIE
- Calum MacAulay, Chief Executive, Albyn Housing Society
The following specially invited guests joined Chris and Calum on a discussion panel:
- Polly Chapman, Community Regeneration Manager (Inverness Office), Communities Scotland
- Kevin McDermott, Project Manager, Rural Environment Action Project
- David Stewart, Assistant Director, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
- Piers Voysey, Chair, Community Woodlands Association
Among the topics discussed were community asset-based regeneration, fuel poverty, ‘cocktail’ funding, city-regions and social economy.