Scottish Government



Views sought to help tackle poverty and inequality in Scotland

The Scottish Government is seeking expertise and experience from organisations and community groups to help tackle poverty and inequality across Scotland.

Published 29 September 2020

New £10m fund to support economic and infrastructure developments around River Clyde

The Scottish Government has launched a new £10 million fund to make the area around the River Clyde an engine of sustainable and inclusive growth and kick-start its economic recovery.

Published 28 September 2020

£1.8bn social care boost included in Scottish Autumn Budget Revision

A further £1.8 billion has been allocated by the Scottish Government for health and social care as part of an additional £2.5bn package in response to coronavirus.

Published 25 September 2020

Scottish Government commits over £350m to support communities through COVID-19

The Scottish Government has now committed more than £350 million to support communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 25 September 2020

Island communities receive £2m funding to aid green recovery

Island communities will benefit from a £2 million programme of locally-led green projects funded by the Scottish Government which are designed to help support their economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 14 September 2020

Rebuild Scotland on foundations of social, economic and climate justice, says IPPR Scotland

IPPR Scotland has called on the next Scottish Government to ensure the country recovers from COVID-19 by rebuilding Scotland on the foundations of social, economic and climate justice.

Published 11 September 2020

Councils and community groups to benefit from £9m active travel fund

The Scottish Government has awarded £9.46 million to ten active travel and low carbon projects across Scotland through the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund.

Published 11 September 2020

Aberdeenshire Council discusses annual progress of local housing strategy

The progress being made to deliver Aberdeenshire Council’s five-year local housing strategy has been outlined to councillors.

Published 9 September 2020

Scottish Child Payment could support up to 194,000 children

The latest figures from the Scottish Fiscal Commission estimate that 194,000 children aged under six in Scotland will be eligible for the new Scottish Child Payment.

Published 9 September 2020

Council Tax Reduction scheme supports almost 500,000 Scots

In June this year, Scotland's Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme supported 497,960 households across the country, according to the latest statistics released by Scotland’s Chief Statistician.

Published 9 September 2020

Hillcrest buys 12 affordable homes in Muirton

Hillcrest Homes has completed the acquisition of 12 homes in Perth’s Muirton area, working with developer Urban Union against the odds of lockdown to deliver more affordable homes.

Published 4 September 2020

Rent arrears fear for landlords despite pandemic discounts

Landlords are urging the Scottish Government to provide direct financial support to tenants who are falling into rent arrears to help the property owners survive the fallout of COVID-19. 

Published 1 September 2020

Moray residents with empty properties may be eligible for COVID-19 grant

Moray residents with empty properties may be eligible for a COVID-19 grant to reduce their levy payment.

Published 1 September 2020

Child Winter Heating Assistance benefit announced by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government yesterday laid legislation to enable the delivery of the new Child Winter Heating Assistance.

Published 1 September 2020

Scottish Government voices immigration concerns for social care staff

The new immigration system being proposed by the UK Government would leave Scotland’s vital social care sector critically short of staff, according to a new report.

Published 1 September 2020