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Essential Reading

Welcome to the Towns Library, please feel free to browse the headline titles below from supporting organisations.  If you feel that your organisation can add to the library, please contact us for STP’s consideration.

Aberdeenshire Council

Regeneration in Aberdeenshire

ATCM International

Implications of Brexit for Town & City Centres Across the UK & ROI


Brighter Futures Report: A Brighter Future for our Towns and Cities

Carnegie Trust UK

Digital Participation And Social Justice In Scotland

Places that Love People

Public views on the enabling state – Report Summary

Carplus Scotland 

Annual Survey on Impact of Car Clubs in Scotland

CEIS et al

Building a New Economy: Scotland's Vision for Social Enterprise 2025

Community Development Alliance Scotland 

 How Community Development Happens - Why Stronger Communities Matter

CSPP (Centre for Scottish Public Policy)

Creating Confidence & Changing Futures in Scotland's Towns

Town Centre Regeneration: How Does it Work & What can be Achieved?

How to Prepare a Strategy for your Town

Department for Communities and Local Government

Smart Places Today 2015

Economic and Social Research Council

British High Streets:from Crisis to Recovery?

Federation of Small Business

Small Business Index, Scotland Q2 2016

Great British High Street

The Digital High Street 2020 Report

GVA James Barr

Scottish Town Centres and Retail Trends

Inspiring Scotland

The Practices, Impact and Implications of Inspiring Scotland’s First Five Years


BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor January 2015 - healthy sales growth for January

Local Data Company and Institute of Retail Studies, University of Stirling

2015 Scottish Retail Report: Retailing in Scotland's Largest Towns & Cities

Planning Review Panel

Empowering Planning to Deliver Great Places

Resilient Scotland

Case Studies

Stepwell: Reinvesting in Inverclyde

UCAN: Learn, Work, Live

RFM - Retail Factsheets

Maximising Revenue Opportunity

Sales and Marketing Plans for Small Retailers

Scotland's Towns Partnership

Scotland's Towns Partnership Digital Towns Guidance

Manifesto Statement for Towns

Scottish Government

Creating Places: A Policy Statement for Architecture and Place for Scotland
Review of Planning: Scottish Government Response
Town Centre Action Plan - Two Years On
Town Centre Planning Pilots Programme - Case Studies and How To Guides
Town Centre Action Plan - One Year On
Scottish Government's response to the National Review of Town Centres

(2013) National Review of Town Centres: External Advisory Group Report (Fraser Review)

Realising Scotland's full potential in a digital world: a digital strategy for Scotland

Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics

Latest Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics

Scottish Retail Consortium

Retail Pay and Benefits: January 2017 Briefing

Scottish Retail in Numbers

Scottish Retail: The Economic and Social Contribution

Scottish Retail: Creating jobs, investing in communities, boosting growth

Scottish Small Towns Group

Scottish Small Towns Report (2007 – 2013)

Sustrans Scotland 

Community Links Portfolio 2011 - 2016

Transform Scotland

Overview of National Transport Strategy Debate

Visit Scotland

Visitor Research

Tourism Statistics

Sponsored By …Connecting Scotland's Towns