People, places and performance!
With Tartan Jigsaw comes a passion and a knowledge linked to Scotland, towns, communities, culture, tourism, nature, environment, health and technology.
Within the last few years we started our own time travel project located in Girvan in the south west of Scotland. We were delighted to work with local charity Girvan Town Team to progress our explorations into new technologies for places. Read more about our first research project FutureUnwritten or take a peek at our current adventure into Augmented Reality called Spirit of Scotland!
Another key interest of Tartan Jigsaw is the Business Improvement District initiative (BIDs). We worked with Scotland's Town's Partnership to assess the possibilities for further development of the Largs BID in North Ayrshire and recently delivered the BID consultation for OneDalkeith in Midlothian. We are delighted to be a practitioner with BIDs Scotland and are happy to explore options with other developing or existing BIDs across Scotland.
Tartan Jigsaw has also developed a unique partnership with Listen Up, a well-respected Scottish business that provides measurement for customer experience and satisfaction. In October 2017, the Destination Optimisation Tool was launched at the Scottish Parliament as part of the Scotland's Towns Reception. Read more about this exciting new way to measure your town or destination's performance with DOT.
In a small change to the usual regeneration work undertaken, Ros Halley of Tartan
Jigsaw has been contracted by Support in Mind Scotland (formerly National Schizophrenia
Fellowship) to lead an innovative community approach to improving mental health in two pilot rural areas in Scotland (Argyll & Bute and in the Western Isles).
which is supported by the Scottish Government is breaking new ground in rural
mental health & community cohesion.
Another adventure into the unknown has been the development of a funding platform called Tartan Cents. Tartan Jigsaw provided the behind-the-scenes assistance to Scotland's Towns Partnership over two months, as they initiated a unique and ambitious pilot programme to explore how the diaspora in the USA would react to getting involved with regeneration projects in Scotland.
Whether identifying new opportunities, building tourism destinations, creating new teams or helping national organisations or charities to make the most of their resources, we are keen to share our straightforward way of working with others looking to create better places.