Scottish Government



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

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