Scottish Government



Community ownership on the increase across Scotland

The number of assets in community ownership is increasing in Scotland, according to new figures.

Published 12 December 2019

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline sees 25% increase in calls

New figures released today by Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline (SDAFMH) show a 25% increase in the volume of calls to the helpline support in the year 2018-19.

Published 9 December 2019

Charlie Drysdale: Heat Networks - a hot topic in the Scottish decarbonisation agenda

Charlie Drysdale, project development manager, heat and distributed energy at SSE Enterprise, discusses the issue of heat networks, which is a subject central to the Scottish decarbonisation agenda.

Published 6 December 2019

Scottish Government issues fire safety guidance for high-rise homes

Residents in high-rise properties are being given leaflets which outline how to prevent fires in the home and what to do if one starts in their building.

Published 5 December 2019

Paisley Housing Association hosts innovative craft workshops

Paisley Housing Association held a number of innovative craft workshops to build confidence and develop new skills among local people.

Published 4 December 2019

Fife Council wins two planning awards

Fife Council’s planners were celebrating last week after winning two awards in the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2019 (SAQP 2019).

Published 4 December 2019

More than £1.4bn invested to support low income households

More than £1.4 billion was invested in 2018-19 to support low-income households across Scotland through investment in housing, childcare, employment support and social security, according to the latest report on the Fairer Scotland Action Plan.

Published 4 December 2019

Scottish Government announces support for innovation projects

An initiative to use technology to manage the condition of private tenement communal areas is one of ten new projects to have joined a Scottish Government accelerator programme.

Published 25 November 2019

East Ayrshire Council reveals plans for £175m investment in housing over next five years

East Ayrshire Council has approved a major investment of £175 million in housing and housing services over the next five years.

Published 22 November 2019

Shettleston Housing Association development shortlisted for two UK awards

Shettleston Housing Association’s church conversion and Passivhaus development has been shortlisted in two categories in the national Inside Housing Awards.

Published 20 November 2019

Scottish Government publishes homelessness equalities statistics

Scotland has seen a 57% reduction in homelessness applications from under-25s over the last ten years, including a 68% reduction in applications from 16-17-year-olds, compared to a reduction of 37% in all homelessness applications.

Published 20 November 2019

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership annual conference takes place today

Local government officers and others tackling the problem of empty homes across Scotland are meeting at the sell-out Scottish Empty Homes Partnership annual conference in Edinburgh today.

Published 20 November 2019

International reaction as Housing First in Scotland passes 150 tenancy milestone

Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder has reached another milestone with the creation of more than 150 tenancies, a monitoring report released today has revealed.

Published 19 November 2019

Scottish Budget to be published after Christmas

Finance secretary Derek Mackay has confirmed that due to the UK General Election and the cancellation of the UK Government budget, it will not be possible to publish the Scottish Budget 2020-21 until after Christmas.

Published 19 November 2019

Scottish Government criticised for 'toothless' National Islands Plan

The Scottish Government has come under fire for its "toothless" National Islands Plan which was criticised for a lack of meaningful targets and objectives for improving lives on Scotland's islands.

Published 15 November 2019