Scottish Government



Western Isles empty homes scheme used for Airbnb style lets

Empty homes renovated under a scheme intended to ease pressure on housing stocks are being rented out to tourists in the Western Isles, according to a new report.

Published 16 January 2020

Age Scotland seeks views of over-55s on housing energy needs

Age Scotland, the national charity for older people, is seeking the views of people over the age of 55 about their housing and household energy needs.

Published 10 January 2020

Scottish Government launches online planning resource

The Scottish Government has launched a new website as a resource for following progress and joining in with some key strands of the continuing transformation of Scotland's planning system and national policy.

Published 10 January 2020

Fife planning refusal overturned by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has overruled Fife Council and granted permission for 200 homes to be built between Crossford and Cairneyhill.

Published 9 January 2020

West Lothian Council reveals new £4m homelessness plan

West Lothian Council has announced a new £4 million plan to help tackle the increasing problem of homelessness amongst young people.

Published 8 January 2020

Scottish Government spent £100m in 2019 to mitigate austerity

The Scottish Government spent over £100 million to mitigate the effects of UK Government austerity during 2019, new figures have revealed.

Published 7 January 2020

Scottish Regeneration Fund analysis reflects positive impact

An evaluation of the Scottish Government's Regeneration Capital Grant Fund has found that the projects which received support from the fund have had a positive impact on Scottish communities.

Published 7 January 2020

Scottish Government launches National Islands Plan

The first national plan to improve the quality of life for island communities has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Published 7 January 2020

Scottish Government launches further £350k active travel funding for social housing providers

An additional £350,000 of Scottish Government funding is now available for registered social landlords to make it easier and more accessible for people to walk and cycle as part of everyday journeys.

Published 6 January 2020

Kevin Stewart: A home for life, not just for Christmas

A year on from the publication of the Scottish Government's Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan, housing minister Kevin Stewart reflects on the progress which Scotland has made.

Published 20 December 2019

Clackmannanshire Council hosts local development plan consultation

Clackmannanshire Council has agreed to consult on the first significant stage of the review of the Local Development Plan (LDP).

Published 20 December 2019

Homeless Network Scotland: Homelessness system broken 'beyond repair'

Preventing homelessness will not be possible until the current system is replaced with a fairer, more effective and accessible one, according to charity Homeless Network Scotland.

Published 19 December 2019

Dairsie Primary School pupils visit Kingdom Housing Association development

Children from Dairsie Primary School in North East Fife donned hard-hats and hi-viz vests for a tour of Kingdom Housing Association’s first development in the village before receiving selection boxes as an early Christmas gift from contractor Campion Homes.

Published 18 December 2019

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