Scotland

Understanding Scottish Places – latest update

For the last two years a consortium including CLES, Carnegie Trust UK, the Scottish Towns Partnership and the University of Stirling have been responsible for developing the Understanding Scottish Places platform.

This enables practitioners to understand a range of data about 479 towns in Scotland and the relative independence, inter-dependence, or dependence of those towns. This week, we collectively start the development of the third iteration of the platform through developing new inter-relationship indicators.

‘Understanding Scottish Places’ Data Tool Upgrade Unveiled

A comprehensive upgrade to an innovative data tool providing in-depth information on Scotland’s towns was unveiled outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh today.

Senior representatives of the University of Stirling, Carnegie UK Trust, and Scotland’s Towns Partnership met to raise awareness of the benefits of the Understanding Scottish Places (USP) tool for all those interested in our towns. Minister for Local Government and Housing, Kevin Stewart MSP, and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, also endorsed the launch.

Places have relationships

CLES has been working as part of a consortium with Carnegie UK Trust, University of Stirling and the Scottish Towns Partnership. Commissioned and funded by Carnegie UK Trust and the Scottish Government, the consortium have now devised the UK’s first and unique online tool, which has facts and figures for all 479 towns and cities across Scotland.