Local communities in Largs, Saltcoats and Kilwinning are being invited to have their say and help shape the future of their town. As part of a pilot project North Ayrshire Council have selected Largs, Saltcoats and Kilwinning for the preparation of a Place Framework for each town to identify priorities and projects to address local needs and ambitions.

The project is funded by the UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund and the Scottish Government’s Place Based Investment Programme.  The outcome of the pilot will inform the roll out of Place Frameworks across North Ayrshire.

You are invited to participate in forthcoming workshops to help prepare a Place Framework for each town.

A project team, led by Austin-Smith:Lord with WAVEparticle, have been appointed to work with local people to develop projects and ideas with a focus on delivery and future funding opportunities. Residents, businesses and anyone with an interest in each place is invited to public design and ideas workshops to propose ideas and projects to make each town even better in future.

The dates of the Make (Your Town’s) Future: Public Ideas Workshop Days are:

Make Largs…           

  • 25 June 2022, On-street around Largs Town Centre from 10am – 2pm
  • 28 June 2022  , Clark Memorial Church Hall Annex  from 11am – 8pm


Make Saltcoats…

23 May 2022 , Harbour Suite, Saltcoats Town Hall


Make Kilwinning… 

24 May 2022   Erskine Hall  **

* *Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Make Kilwinning event on 24 May had to be cut short meaning the Funding Workshop and Community Chit Chat could not go ahead. It is anticipated that these sessions will be rescheduled to take place in late-August 2022. The date and venue will be confirmed on this page and advertised in the press and social media nearer the time.

There is a programme of events scheduled for each day. Event timings and venue details are available to download below. All events are free and everyone is welcome to attend and contribute.

On the days of the workshops, members of the project team will also be in and around each towns to canvass the opinion of folk on-street.

If you were/are unable to attend the workshops, we would still love to hear your ideas for priorities and projects in the towns. We invite you to submit a Project Ideas Card or a Postcard from the Future which are both available to download below. These can be submitted to or handed in to Largs, Saltcoats or Kilwinning libraries for the attention of the NAC Regeneration Team.

Updates will also be provided via social media using the following hashtags: