Town Toolkit unveiled
The new Town Toolkit resource is full of tried and tested ideas to help your town centre, including recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Toolkit covers different topics: arts and culture, buildings and property, clean and green, enterprise and business, and streets and spaces. In each section you will find practical suggestions to help your town centre be active, attractive and accessible, examples drawn from around Scotland – and some international examples to help us raise our game.
Other resources such as information, guides and funding are also included.
Click here to access the Towns Toolkit.
Original 2015 Toolkit
The Town Toolkit, produced in 2015, remains available. It contains useful information in relation to public realm design and master planning in particular.
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 most successful strategies will incorporate aspects of all of these themes.
The 2015 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)