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.
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
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
First-time buyers and others on low to medium incomes are being encouraged to take advantage of the Open Market Shared Equity Scheme to help buy a home in 2023. The scheme allows people to buy a home without having to fund its entire cost and is available across Scotland to these priority access gro
Islanders most impacted by the cost of living crisis will be able to access additional help. The Islands Cost Crisis Emergency Fund will target immediate support to those who are struggling due to the cost of living crisis, either through existing schemes or new support.
Employers across Scotland are being encouraged to close the employment and pay gaps for all ethnicities under a new strategy launched last week. A Fairer Scotland for All: An Anti-Racist Employment Strategy sets out the actions the Scottish Government will take and how it will work with employers to
Measures announced yesterday by the Scottish Government will provide further help to those most impacted by the cost of living crisis while tackling budget pressures caused by rising inflation and economic uncertainty. The Emergency Budget Review (EBR) for 2022-23 identifies funding of around £