Publications

Play Scotland has a range of toolkits, guides and resources that are free to download.
You can download all of our publications from our resources library.
A selection is listed below for download:

Guides

  • Inspiring Inclusive Play Design

    Inspiring Inclusive Play Design

    This paper is a summary of the principles and standards of inclusion relating to play that are reflected in resources drawn from the four nations.
    pdf (568.14 KB)
  • The Play Map, 2015

    The Play Map, 2015

    Action 8.2 (Play Strategy for Scotland: Action Plan)  The Play Map has been developed to support Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) build play into their strategic plans.  It will help CPPs deliver on their objectives to support the wellbeing of children, young people and their families across the communities. The Play Map aims to support CPPs …
    pdf (864.60 KB)
  • Getting it Right for Play Toolkit: To assess and improve local play opportunities

    Getting it Right for Play Toolkit: To assess and improve local play opportunities

    Play Scotland developed the Getting it Right for Play Toolkit and supporting documents to help local authorities respond to Scottish Government policy and guidance on play, and deliver increased play and physical activity for children in Scotland (Early Years Framework 2008/2010). The purpose of the documents are to inform local authorities of the strong evidence …
    pdf (3.00 MB)
  • Free to Play Guide – Full Publication

    Free to Play Guide – Full Publication

    A guide to creating accessible and inclusive public play spaces.  This guide has been developed to assist any group that has come together to develop or improve a public play space. These groups may be friends of parks, community councils, community planning partnerships or groups of local parents, carers, professionals and youngsters who have identified …
    pdf (2.99 MB)
  • Play Scotland Parents’ Play Pack

    Play Scotland Parents’ Play Pack

    The Parents’ Play Pack aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8 to 12 years with ideas for them to  #playeveryday.
    pdf (1.04 MB)
  • Play Scotland Home play pack

    Play Scotland Home play pack

    Play Scotland have launched the Home play pack which will be FREE to organisations in Scotland working with children and families in these challenging times.
    pdf (996.98 KB)
  • Play Scotland Play Types Toolkit – bringing more play into the school day

    Play Scotland Play Types Toolkit – bringing more play into the school day

    Play Types Toolkit – bringing more play into the school day. Play Scotland’s Play Types Toolkit is for schools and education professionals, and others working with children in various settings. Playing is an integral part of children’s day in many educational and childcare settings.  Children play before the bell goes in the morning; at playtime and …
    pdf (18.03 MB)

Information Leaflets

Child’s Play Top Ten Tips

Messy Play Booklets

Annual Reviews

Annual reviews

Annual reviews

Report and reviews of Play Scotland activity, year by year

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