External resources: Finding out

Links to further resources and information that you might find useful.

Argyll and Bute SOA question bank

This is a list of suggestions for questions to include in your stakeholder and community questionnaires. The questions were generated from Argyll and Bute Community Planning Partnership’s (CPP)  Single Outcome Agreement 2013-23 delivery plan, and could help you to align your community-led action plan with the objectives already agreed by all the partners in the CPP.

Download the question bank.

Action Research by, in and for Communities (ARC)

ARC was developed by the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) to help community and voluntary groups carry out research in and with their communities.


Evidence for Success: The guide to getting evidence and using it

This guide offers easy to follow, step-by-step guidance and resources to support organisations to use evidence to influence policy and practice.


The Place Standard

The Place Standard is a tool that can help you to think in a methodical way about the physical elements of a place (e.g. its buildings, spaces, and transport links) as well as the social aspects (e.g. whether people feel they have a say in decision making).


Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics

This Scottish Government website gives access to a range of official statistics about neighbourhoods in Scotland. You can find data on health, education, poverty, unemployment, housing, population, crime and social/community issues.


ScotPHO Online Profiles Tool (OPT)

Provides access to public health data at a neighbourhood level, such as Health and Wellbeing Profiles.


Argyll and Bute Council’s register of land and assets

Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act of 2015, public authorities are required to establish, maintain and make available a register of land which it owns or leases. Find out which assets may be available to use, manage and own in Argyll and Bute.


Town Centre Toolkit

This toolkit contains ideas and examples of how people and organisations can make their town centre more attractive, more active, and more accessible. The website also contains a link to Understanding Scottish Places, which allows you to type in any geographic location in Scotland to instantly find evidence on a wide range of issues, from employment to commuting patterns.