Scottish Government



South Ayrshire Council and Energy Agency work together to improve energy efficiency

With winter on the way, South Ayrshire Council and the Energy Agency are working to improve the energy efficiency of housing across the region.

Published 22 October 2019

New travelling exhibition seeks Scottish people's views on housing

The new Present Voices - Future Lives travelling exhibition will reach 12 locations across Scotland to hear directly from local communities on how they think our homes and communities should look and feel in the future.

Published 18 October 2019

Scottish Government announces new domestic abuse protection measures

The police and courts will be given new powers to remove suspected domestic abusers from the homes of victims or others at risk, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Published 16 October 2019

Scottish Government unveils £27m fund for active travel

Over 200 active travel projects across Scotland are to receive a total of £27 million of funding through a flagship programme by Transport Scotland and walking and cycling charity Sustrans Scotland.

Published 16 October 2019

New £500,000 fund launched to improve benefit take-up

A new £500,000 fund has been launched for organisations which help people accessing the benefits to be delivered by the Scottish Government.

Published 16 October 2019

Scottish young carers to receive new benefit

Teenage carers in Scotland will be the first in the UK to be given financial support thanks to a new Scottish Government grant.

Published 16 October 2019

Scottish Government's £3m green investment programme opens

Projects which aim to help Scotland transition to a net-zero emissions economy by 2045 can now apply to be included in a new green investment programme.

Published 10 October 2019

Scotland's National Islands Plan addresses housing and fuel poverty problems

The Scottish Government has released its proposed National Islands Plan which provides a framework for action to improve housing and mitigate fuel poverty in Scotland's island communities.

Published 10 October 2019

Scottish Government announces £3m action plan to tackle challenges in Gypsy/Traveller community

The Scottish Government has launched a £3 million action plan to tackle the discrimination and challenges faced by the Gypsy/Traveller community.

Published 10 October 2019

SFHA calls on Scottish Government to deliver support services for tenants in preparation for Brexit

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is calling on the Scottish Government to put measures in place to support vulnerable tenants across Scotland if there is an unplanned and disorderly Brexit and has committed to working with the government in order to deliver it.

Published 9 October 2019

Scottish Government no-deal Brexit preparations includes £7m poverty fund

The no-deal Brexit preparations published yesterday by the Scottish Government have revealed that a £7 million poverty fund will be implemented if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Published 9 October 2019

Rock Trust marks World Homelessness Day with new campaign to raise awareness of youth homelessness

To mark World Homelessness Day on October 10th, Rock Trust has launched a new campaign to influence public perceptions of youth homelessness and raise awareness of the help they can give young people.

Published 9 October 2019

Building standards at Scottish local authorities continue to edge English counterparts

New research on local authority building standards has been published which reveals the six Scottish local authorities which go well above national requirements.

Published 9 October 2019

Shelter Scotland's new housing rights campaign hits Glasgow

Today, Shelter Scotland campaigners will be in Glasgow to invite locals to support their new campaign by signing a petition calling on the Scottish Government to have the right to a home enshrined in Scottish law.

Published 7 October 2019

Scottish Government takes first steps to create new Scottish Child Payment

The Scottish Government has taken the first steps to create the new Scottish Child Payment.

Published 7 October 2019