PLACE STANDARD: How Good is Our Place?

The new Place Standard tool for Scotland has now launched, and is ready to use.

On launching the tool, developed alongside NHS Health Scotland, and Architecture and Design Scotland, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil said:
“Groups across the country are already empowered to do remarkable things in their communities, and this tool will help these organisations even more.  This is an accessible approach which will help communities, local authorities, developers, and everyone with an interest in place, to work together to see where resources can best be focussed. The Place Standard is designed to promote joint working, and to encourage conversations -  ultimately delivering better results for the long term and helping to create quality developments where people want to live. I’d urge everyone with an interest in place to visit”

Following the launch, the Government and its partners will be supporting the Place Standard's implementation.  The project team is keen to hear from anyone piloting the tool, and will be gathering case studies over the coming months, which will be shared online.  Get in touch at: or log onto to access the Place Standard and find out more.