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Thanks go to the students and teachers at Galashiels Academy who have been helping to refine and test the app as part of the ‘Bridging the Gap’ project in partnership with PAS.

This post was originally published on the Scottish Government website.

An app for the Place Standard is now available to download for free for Android* or Apple* smartphones or tablets. This is an important milestone in the development of the Place Standard tool. It is the result of design work by PAS, Scottish Government and Luma 3di Ltd.

The App should increase the accessibility and reach of the tool across many user groups. But in particular for young people, several of whom have contributed during its development. By referring to the App it should be possible to facilitate conversations that will bring together younger and older generations, allowing them to compare viewpoints about the places they inhabit.

This is the first release of the App for public download. We are open to feedback because we intend to make further improvements, so your comments on clarity or usability are welcome. Please email them to

The App has been designed to integrate with the online tool. Groups can use either digital format and the results from both can be collated or analyzed together.

* Minimum operating system requirements: Android 4.1 and up; Apple iOS 9.1 or later