This toolbox was created in collaboration with people living in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland to help rural communities to plan really great community events and engage with local people. 

The toolbox helps to engage local communities from the start in the conceiving, planning and delivering of great community events. Use the toolbox to come up with new ideas, get people involved, and make the event happen!

All the tools inside were conceived and co-​designed with people from the communities of Mull and Iona, and the Kyles of Bute, who work hard to develop local community resources and initiatives.

The Tools

Celebrate successes and reflect on challenges
Reach out for people, skills and ideas to make events happen
Make sure jobs get done even when things change
Decide what needs doing, and who will do what
Test out your ideas and see which stick

Key toolbox features

  • Co-Designed by communities

    Each tool was conceived and designed with communities in the Scottish Highlands & Islands

  • Free to use

    All the tools in the toolbox are free to download and use to plan great events 

  • Fun and engaging

    Make It Happen tools are designed to be fun to use and to engage people in local communities