The Town Centre Toolkit has been produced by Aberdeenshire Council and its partners to highlight information relating to the town centre support available, and to showcase town centre case studies which have been developed by members of the public, businesses, community councils, voluntary organisations and the public sector. It showcases the achievements of communities from all over the Shire, and will hopefully inspire communities to be ambitious, set targets and seek the relevant support and resources to make their plans come to fruition. Links, tools and tips have been added to each section as a resource to support future projects.
All projects are different, varying in their complexity and scale. However, what they all have in common is the requirement for resources, energy and commitment. Some of the featured projects require volunteers, some have been successful with significant external finance whilst others have not required funding, some employ or commission a project manager, others highlight the importance of awards, marketing and social media to raise the profile of their town. All of the case studies are ambitious in their own way, helping our town centre communities to thrive, and they all have experiences to share, from small town centre initiatives to new community buildings.