The UK Government is being urged by the Scottish Government to invest in public services and deploy its full range of powers to tackle the cost of living crisis, supporting people and businesses. Deputy First Minister John Swinney has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt ahead of h
Local communities across Scotland will be supported to take climate action in their areas through a new nationwide network of Climate Action Hubs. This follows the success of two pathfinder hubs in the North East and the Highlands, which helped to widen participation in climate action and have suppo
The Scottish Government has stepped in to decide if Artisan Real Estate’s plans for a major development in the Merchant City area of Glasgow can be approved. Glasgow City Council ruled in favour of the proposal concerning 65-97 Ingram Street on a casting vote last month.
Help with heating costs is on its way to around 400,000 people on low incomes through a new Scottish Government benefit, with the first payments processed this week.
A new campaign will encourage families living on a low income to access local support with finances and work. It encourages people to take the first step towards relieving these pressures with help from the Parent Club website. This can guide them towards tailored support to help them improve their
A derelict site once central to the Clyde’s shipbuilding industry will be transformed following a £2.4 million award from the low carbon Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme. The Govan Graving Docks were used for final painting and repair of vessels but have lain empty for 40 ye
The Scottish Government has stepped in to arrange for 24-hour patrols to protect residents at an apartment complex in Glasgow after a report highlighted fire safety issues at the site and the developers have failed to implement safety measures.
People struggling to pay their council tax during the cost of living crisis are being encouraged to check if they are eligible for money off their bill.
A marketing campaign to support the recruitment of more adult social care workers has launched this week, to help address the high level of vacancies in the sector. The campaign – titled ‘there is more to care than caring’ - will raise awareness of the career opportunities availabl
The rise of community wealth building will become an increasingly influential component of creating a fairer, stronger and more sustainable Scottish economy, according to experts. Local authorities, enterprise agencies, charities and others are being encouraged to embrace the concept as a mean
Recognising the pressures short-term lets hosts face at this time, legislation has been laid to extend the deadline for applying for a licence by six months to 1 October 2023. The new deadline applies to anyone operating as a host before 1 October 2022. Anyone who started operating after that must h
A national residential rehabilitation service designed to support women and their children through recovery has been officially opened in Dundee.
The Scottish Government has announced an investment of almost £27 million into regeneration projects in disadvantaged and rural communities across the country. The latest round of funding from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF), delivered in partnership with COSLA and local authorities
More than 180 projects across rural Scotland will receive grants ranging from £100,000 to several hundred pounds, from the Rural & Island Communities Ideas into Action (RICIA) fund. The fund encourages and supports not-for-profit community groups with innovative approaches to community-led
Almost 67,000 properties in Scotland are unoccupied, according to new figures collected by the Scottish Conservative Party.