Scottish Futures Trust



Stirling Council secures future of mid-market homes

Stirling Council has secured the future of 118 mid-market homes thanks to Scottish Government funding.

Published 19 July 2021

New online tool identifies future public sector housing projects across Scotland

An innovative online tool has been launched to provide the construction industry with greater clarity and understanding of future public sector construction projects to be delivered across Scotland.

Published 5 July 2021

Edinburgh mid-market rent initiative reaches first 250 tenants

More than 250 families have moved into quality affordable homes thanks to an initiative developed by the City of Edinburgh Council's mid-market rent partnership and Scottish Futures Trust.

Published 16 June 2021

New scheme to increase 4G and 5G technology connectivity

Community access to 4G and 5G mobile connectivity is to be accelerated with a new “game-changing” initiative to identify public buildings where masts can be installed, the Scottish Government has said.

Published 8 March 2021

Midlothian Council and Vattenfall launch new energy services company

A 50/50 joint venture energy services company between Vattenfall and Midlothian Council has been launched to deliver low carbon energy projects across the area.

Published 16 November 2020

Paul Devine: Preventing the creation of additional vacant and derelict land on Scotland

Scottish Futures Trust's Paul Devine responds to the Scottish Land Commission's report which highlighted that 11,000 hectares of land lies vacant or derelict.

Published 11 November 2020

Re-use derelict land to support economic growth and wellbeing, says taskforce

Derelict land is a wasted resource that should help to deliver national ambitions for a fair and green recovery, a national taskforce said today.

Published 1 October 2020

National organisations join forces to support 5G roll-out in Scotland

The Scotland 5G Centre, working with infrastructure experts the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT), has announced a new collaboration with Connected Places Catapult, global legal business DWF, and IT and telecoms consultancy FarrPoint to accelerate the installation of 4G and 5G networks across Scotland.

Published 25 August 2020

Scotland’s councils could play a wider role in the housing market, says Scottish Futures Trust

The housing team at the Scottish Futures Trust has written a report highlighting the wider role Scotland's councils could play in the housing market, building and selling homes or making them available for market rent.

Published 12 August 2020

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