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. Please also see a list of key 'Knowledge Partners' on towns at the bottom of this page.
Regeneration in Aberdeenshire
Implications of Brexit for Town & City Centres Across the UK & ROI
ATCM, RICS, RTPI and IED
Brighter Futures Report: A Brighter Future for our Towns and Cities
Carnegie Trust UK
Digital Participation And Social Justice In Scotland
New Powers, New Deals: Remaking British Towns after Brexit
Places that Love People
Public views on the enabling state – Report Summary
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
The Practices, Impact and Implications of Inspiring Scotland’s First Five Years
Kevin Murray Associates, University of Dundee, Scottish Government
Shaping Better Places Report
The report 'Shaping better places together' marks a first attempt to investigate the role and significance of facilitators in participatory community design processes and aims to enhance the output performance of this increasingly common type of design event.
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
NHS Health Scotland
Places and communities that support and promote good health
Industrial Communities Alliance
Places with Purpose: The Future of Industrial Cities, Towns and Communities (2018)
Planning Review Panel
Empowering Planning to Deliver Great Places
Stepwell: Reinvesting in Inverclyde
UCAN: Learn, Work, Live
RFM - Retail Factsheets
Maximising Revenue Opportunity
Sales and Marketing Plans for Small Retailers
"Poverty, Places and Equality: A role for place based approaches?" - Lecture by Naomi Eisenstadt, Independent Advisor to the Scottish Government on Poverty and Inequality on Wednesday 7 June 2017 in The Lighthouse, Glasgow.
Scotland's Towns Partnership
Briefing: STP and the Towns Policy Agenda in Scotland
Scotland's Towns Partnership Digital Towns Guidance
Manifesto Statement for Towns
Understanding Scottish Places: An Introduction
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)
(2017) Realising Scotland's full potential in a digital world: a digital strategy for Scotland
(2017) Review of the community-led regeneration approach as delivered via the People and Communities Fund
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)
Community Links Portfolio 2011 - 2016
Overview of National Transport Strategy Debate
Urban Transport Group
About Towns: How Transport Can Help Towns Thrive (Nov 2018)
What Works Scotland
Transforming communities? Exploring the roles of community anchor organisations in public service reform, local democracy, community resilience and social change
The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information services.
The Institute for Retail Studies at the University of Stirling is a leading academic centre for retail research and education, providing independent, academic and practical research as well as commentary on retail matters of the day.
The Association of Town and City Management is the largest town and city membership organisation in Europe. They have a number of valuable reports, support programmes, events, guides and toolkits, some of which are free and open access. Check out their 10 Step Guide or read the Manifesto for Town and City Centres.
Our towns are made up primarily of small businesses and the Federation is the key membership and lobbying body. FSB works closely with STP and has valuable research and reports.
Kantar Worldpanel provide leading consumer panel and shopper insight information as well as trend data and marketing reporting and analysis.
The Local Data Company is a leading retail location data insight provider. They provide detailed reports on openings and closures, vacancy data and provide gap analysis amongst a host of other valuable services.
The Scottish Retail Consortium is the trade association for the retail sector. In partnership with KMPG they produce the Scottish Retail Sales Monitor. SRC lobby on behalf of Scottish retailers and provide valuable economic evidence and key facts.
Springboard offer retail intelligence and insight. They also have milestone and benchmarking along with a host of valuable data gathering services, reporting and analysis.