This sections contains information on Digital Towns, including the Digital Towns Pilot Programme and Digital Towns Guidance. 

Digital Towns Pilot Programme: Summary Report

The Digital Towns programme ran during 2017 and was funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Scotland’s Towns Partnership. The aim of the programme was to encourage Towns to think more creatively, allowing towns to think about smarter concepts, including using digital to manage parking, smart lighting and waste collection, and using the infrastructure in towns to deliver education, digital heritage and tourism and entrepreneurship hubs.

A summary report on findings from some of the pilots in this programme was produced in March 2018 by Destination Digital and Rapier Systems, and can be read here

Towns supported under the Digital Towns Pilot Programme were:

  • Aberdeen City
  • Banff
  • Barrhead
  • Clarkston
  • Cumbrae
  • Dumbarton
  • Dunoon
  • Elgin
  • Falkirk
  • Galashiels
  • Glasgow Byers Road and Lanes
  • Granton on Spey
  • Greenock
  • Hamilton
  • Inverness
  • Inverurie
  • Lanark
  • Linlithgow
  • Loreburn
  • Moffat
  • Newbattle
  • Oban
  • Peterhead
  • Prestwick
  • Rothesay
  • Shawlands
  • South Ayrshire
  • Stirling
  • Stornoway

Findings from each of these pilots were produced into case studies for attention of policy-makers. A summary report on findings from some of the pilots in this programme was produced in March 2018 by Destination Digital and Rapier Systems, and can be read here

 

Digital Towns Guidance 

Published in March 2017, this guidance document from Scotland's Towns Partnership aims to help improve the digital infrastructure, skills, strategic implementation and understanding of Digital in the context of Scotland’s Towns and Town Centres. 

The guidance builds upon the themes within the Town Centre Action Plan and the approach promoted within the  Public Wireless Programme. It aims to provide best practice, forward-thinking and guidance to stimulate a new approach towards Digital implementation which could make a step change to the future prosperity and functionality of our towns. The document can be downloaded below. 

Scotland's Towns Partnership Digital Towns Guidance

 

More Case Studies on Digital Towns

Boston Networks: Digital Towns Case Studies 

Glasgow Gorbals: Thanks for Sharing 

Rothesay, Isle of Bute: Digital Heritage Pilot Study

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