Scottish Government



Councils across Highlands and Islands back Scottish Government policy to boost repopulation

Council leaders and key organisations across the Highlands and Islands have agreed to work with the Scottish Government to tackle population decline.

Published 30 October 2019

Cairn Housing Association takes ownership of properties in Ullapool

Cairn Housing Association has taken ownership of eight properties in Ullapool.

Published 29 October 2019

CAS welcomes Scottish disability payment progress but 'long delays' still an issue

The Scottish Government has made progress with its plans to reform disability payment processes to reduce anxiety and stress but more is still needed to be done, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Published 29 October 2019

Perth & Kinross Council identified as 'sector-leader' in tackling homelessness

A report on the performance of Perth & Kinross Council's Housing Services has highlighted its sector-leading approach to tackling homelessness.

Published 28 October 2019

Warmworks Scotland achieves Investors in People platinum accreditation

Warmworks Scotland, the managing agent of the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme Warmer Homes Scotland, has achieved the prestigious Investors in People Platinum accreditation.

Published 28 October 2019

Scots 'accumulating millions' in council tax debt

An analysis of debt cases for 2018/2019 carried out by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has found that people who have turned to the charity for help with council tax debt owe a combined £6.4 million.

Published 28 October 2019

Scottish empty homes champions shortlisted for annual awards

Sixteen finalists from Ayrshire to North Ronaldsay in Orkney have been shortlisted in the Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champions of the Year Awards.

Published 25 October 2019

Social programmes to share £1.8m funding from Scottish Government

Projects designed to mitigate inequality, tackle climate change and help put social enterprise products on high street shelves are to benefit from £1.8 million of funding from the Scottish Government.

Published 24 October 2019

New Hillcrest housing development in Blairgowrie officially opens

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has officially opened a new £8 million housing development located in Blairgowrie.

Published 23 October 2019

Council Tax dwellings and tax base figures for 2019 released

Scotland’s Council Tax base increased to 2.015 million Band D equivalents in September 2019, according to new council tax base statistics for 2019 on council tax dwellings in local authorities.

Published 23 October 2019

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