Scottish Government



Family visit new Dingwall housing development named in honour of their father

The Highland Council has welcomed the family of the late Joe Yates to view the completed housing development in Dingwall that bears his name.

Published 20 July 2021

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

Scottish Government announces grants for crofters' homes

Grants to improve housing or build new homes in some of Scotland’s most remote and marginal communities have been awarded to 13 crofters.

Published 19 July 2021

Scottish councils to share £3.2 billion of grant funding to deliver affordable homes

The Scottish Government has announced increased funding for local authority areas to deliver more affordable homes.

Published 16 July 2021

Ivan McKee: Scottish government pushing forward with agenda of recovery

Ivan McKee MSP, the Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise and chair of the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum, considers the priorities for building recovery from Covid-19.

Published 14 July 2021

Scottish Government releases £12 million of additional funding to Scottish health boards

The Scottish Government has released £12 million in additional funding to health boards across Scotland to support non-COVID emergency care.

Published 13 July 2021

ACHA goes on site with new homes in Tarbert

Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has just confirmed that it will be building four new homes for affordable rent in Tarbert.

Published 12 July 2021

Scottish Government publishes research on planning obligations and contribution mechanisms

The Scottish Government has published independent research on section 75 planning obligations and other developer contributions mechanisms.

Published 12 July 2021

Scottish Government announces new ten-year economic national strategy

The Scottish Government has announced a new ten-year National Strategy which it said will drive Scotland’s economic transformation as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic and transitions to a net-zero economy.

Published 9 July 2021

Scottish Government calls for ramp up of manufacturing of construction materials

Business minister Ivan McKee has called for businesses to consider how they can ramp up the manufacturing of construction materials in Scotland.

Published 8 July 2021

St Andrews flats plan rejected over concerns about damage to conservation area

Plans to build six new flats in St Andrews have been refused on appeal as concerns were voiced that they would “damage” a conservation area.

Published 8 July 2021

Scottish Government provides another £2m to support self-builders

The Scottish Government has added another £2 million to the Self-Build Loan Fund, which supports self-builders unable to obtain mainstream self-build mortgage finance.

Published 6 July 2021

Scottish Government announces school clothing grant

Eligible families can apply for a Scottish Government grant of at least £120 to help with the cost of school uniforms.

Published 6 July 2021

Perth and Kinross Council 'making great progress' towards ending homelessness ambition

Perth & Kinross Council continues to be a leading local authority in Scotland through its work to prevent homelessness and provide support to people at risk of becoming homeless.

Published 2 July 2021

Architect calls on Scottish Government to drag 'laborious' planning process into digital age

Danny Campbell, the founder of Glasgow-based architecture firm HOKO Designs, has called on the Scottish Government to follow England’s lead in dragging the planning application process into the digital age.

Published 2 July 2021