This year’s annual conference of the Society of Local Authority Solicitors and Administrators in Scotland (SOLAR) takes place on 17 and 18 March in Carnoustie. Bringing together attendees from Scotland’s local authorities, the two-day event, themed ‘Driving Ambition’, promises to be a sell-out success.

Leading UK law firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn, whose Infrastructure group has extensive experience in advising on infrastructure projects across a wide range of sectors, sponsors the two-day conference. Senior Associate, Euan Murray will be one of the speakers in the “SOLAR’s Dragons Den” session, in which participants will be asked to decide if they are “in” on some innovative pitches for local government cost savers and income generators.

Keynote speakers at the event include Marco Biagi MSP, Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment and Jim Savege, Chief Executive, Aberdeenshire Council.