Small Towns Reports

This morning I attended the launch of a new open-access web tool that lets you analyse and compare towns in Scotland. It is easy to use and has great potential. Understanding Scottish Places (USP) is designed for use by both professionals and citizens. it covers the 479 places in Scotland with populations of 1000 or more, and has data on demography, education and health, employment and retail provision. It also provides measures of how far a town is self-sufficient, inter-dependent with other towns for jobs and services, or dependent on accessing such things from elsewhere.