Scottish Futures Trust



Private rental sector ‘not meeting the needs of families’, report finds

Suburban family homes that are specifically built for long-term rent, in places people want to live, should be a strategic part of Scotland’s housing development pipeline, according to a new report from Savills and the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT).

Published 2 December 2019

£30m low carbon funding to encourage renewable heating

A major fund to create low-carbon heating infrastructure is now open for applications.

Published 23 September 2019

North Ayrshire Council and Scottish Futures Trust team up to help people get on housing ladder

A ground-breaking new scheme which will make it easier for people get on the housing ladder is getting set to be launched by North Ayrshire Council.

Published 4 July 2019

Scotland’s first 100% renewable biomass heat and power district network opens

A £24 million heating district network which will help to tackle fuel poverty has opened in Glenrothes.

Published 26 April 2019

Edinburgh Living affordable housing partnership delivers first new homes

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has visited the first homes to be delivered as part of a new housing partnership between the City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Futures Trust.

Published 24 January 2019

New initiative offers home ownership to first-time buyers for just £5,000

A new approach to home ownership has been launched that aims to benefit young and old alike across Scotland.

Published 13 December 2018

Rettie completes ‘massively oversubscribed’ Edinburgh mid market rent development

The structured finance team at Rettie & Co has delivered its second mid market rent (MMR) development at Edinburgh’s Western Harbour with more than 3,000 people applying for the 138 homes on offer.

Published 13 September 2018

£25m programme to address 4G ‘notspots’

The Scottish Government has launched a procurement process for a £25 million project to address mobile ‘notspots’ across Scotland.

Published 13 March 2018

National Housing Trust scheme criticised for ‘reviving Right to Buy’

The Scottish Government has been accused of “reviving the Right to Buy” policy after it was revealed that homes delivered through its National Housing Trust (NHT) scheme can be sold off and removed from public ownership.

Published 16 February 2018

New chief executive for Scottish Futures Trust

The Board of the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) has appointed Peter Reekie as the company’s new chief executive.

Published 21 December 2017

Eildon to acquire Borders homes to keep them available for affordable rent

A total of 41 homes in Galashiels and Innerleithen are to be sold to Eildon Housing to ensure they remain available for affordable rent.

Published 20 December 2017

Operational delivery ‘key to return on investment’ for Build to Rent in Scotland

Investors into Scotland’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector have been urged to ensure that schemes have operational management factored in from the earliest stages of development.

Published 11 December 2017

GVA and PRSim to advise on new rental income guarantee scheme

A strategic partnership has been appointed by Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) to advise on the Scottish Government’s landmark policy for supporting the emerging professionally managed Build-to-Rent (BTR) sector.

Published 27 November 2017

Scottish Futures Trust positions housing as key economic infrastructure

The Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) is calling on the housing industry and Scotland’s councils to work together to further increase housing supply.

Published 20 November 2017

New income guarantee scheme launched to boost PRS investment

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has announced the launch of the UK’s first Rental Income Guarantee Scheme (RIGS) to support investment in private rented housing.

Published 12 October 2017