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The Town Centre Toolkit contains ideas and examples of how people and organisations can make their town centre more attractive, more active, and more accessible. It should be used as a source of inspiration rather than a set of recommendations.

Securing investment to improve town centres is difficult as public sector budgets are tighter than ever. Many of the ideas in this toolkit demonstrate how worthwhile improvements can be made through more effective use of existing assets and resources, and by better co-ordination and organisation, to make Scotland’s town centres better places.

Using the Toolkit

The toolkit is divided into three themes: Attractive, Active and Accessible. This recognises that town centres must be all of these things to offer a positive choice to people. The mostsuccessful strategies will incorporate aspects of all of these themes.

The toolkit also includes a section called Making It Happen. This is in recognition that to enable real positive change, engaging local people is fundamental.

Throughout the Toolkit, there are signposts to further information and related reading.

Download the Toolkit (PDF)

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