There are a number of digital apps, tools and services that can help support local economic recovery as town centres and high streets cope with Covid-19 restrictions. To assist place managers and business owners seeking to make greater use of digital tools for their towns, Scotland’s Towns Partnership has drawn up an indicative list of place-based digital providers and platforms that are already working with towns, high streets and communities in Scotland. Please scroll down to view.
From e-commerce platforms and town gift cards to information portals, maps and interactive heritage trails, digital resources can play a key role in encouraging people to shop locally and engage with their town centre.
To help signpost if you are seeking to make greater use of such tools for your town, Scotland’s Towns Partnership has drawn up an indicative list of place-based digital tools and providers that are already working with towns and communities in Scotland. This includes a mention of a few of the places these providers are already working in and links to further information.
You are invited to contact the provider directly if you’d like to find out more about a particular service or platform. If you think there is a provider or service missing from this list, please contact us and we will review.
Updated February 2021
Town Apps, E-Commerce Platforms and Business Directories
Town and District Gift Cards
Additional Tools and Apps for Community Engagement
Scoop – a kit of digital tools to support community engagement and collaboration, developed by Glasgow-based firm icecream architecture. (see list of communities working with scoop here).
Monster Hero Safari – high street ‘experience trail’ app, targeted at children / families (Kirkwall BID, Paisley BID)
Tartan Jigsaw – ‘Augmented Reality’ tourism and other place-based services (see Girvan case study).