Scottish Government

Superfast broadband for homes and businesses in the North of Scotland

Work to bring superfast broadband to the North of Scotland, including some of the most remote rural and island communities, will start in the New Year.

Published 15 December 2020

SLE calls for 'urgent rethink' on licensing of short-term lets during COVID recovery

Pursuing a new licensing regime for short-term lets in the midst of the pandemic has the potential to cause further serious damage to the rural economy, Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has said.

Published 14 December 2020

Plans approved for Aberdour housing development on appeal

A Scottish Government reporter has overturned a decision by Fife Council to reject plans to build 125 homes in Aberdour.

Published 14 December 2020

Scottish Government announces almost £6m funding to tackle social isolation

Almost £6 million in funding from the Scottish Government will provide friendship and human connection to people at risk of social isolation and loneliness over the winter months.

Published 14 December 2020

Scottish Government announces extra support for low income families

Charities working with children and families on low incomes will receive a share of £3.3 million to help meet the needs of those affected by poverty at Christmas and in the new year.

Published 11 December 2020

Shire Housing Association awarded £37,5000 from Communities Recovery Fund

Shire Housing Association has been awarded £37,5000 from the Scottish Government's Communities Recovery Fund.

Published 9 December 2020

CAS welcomes better protection on water charges for low income households

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed the Scottish Government's announcement that the Water Charges Reduction Scheme is to be increased from 25% to 35% reduction for those who are eligible.

Published 9 December 2020

Moray £180m flood investment schemes pays off as homes and businesses are protected

Days of heavy rain in the Moray area have proved the success of the local authority's flood alleviation schemes.

Published 9 December 2020

Child Disability Payment pilot areas announced

Families of children with a disability or long term health condition living in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross and the Western Isles will be able to apply for the Scottish Government's Child Disability Payment from summer 2021.

Published 9 December 2020

Irvine Housing Association secures homelessness funding

Irvine Housing Association is to receive funding from the Scottish Government to support its drive to tackle homelessness.

Published 4 December 2020

Scottish Government announces £25m of support for apprenticeships

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced two new incentives to increase apprenticeships and create opportunities for young people, including a £25 million support package.

Published 2 December 2020

More one-bedroom homes for Arbroath

Building is underway at Angus Council’s new housing development in Mayfield Terrace, Arbroath, which will see 14 one-bedroom council flats being made available for affordable rent.

Published 30 November 2020

River Clyde Homes to increase debt support with £20,000 grant

River Clyde Homes (RCH) secures a £20,000 grant from the Scottish Government's Debt Levy Fund.

Published 30 November 2020

Scottish Government to publish indicative Nationally Determined Contribution to Paris Agreement

The Scottish Government will set out how it intends to support the Paris Agreement goal of preventing warming of more than 1.5 degrees by publishing its own indicative Nationally Determined Contribution ahead of COP26 in Glasgow next November.

Published 30 November 2020

City of Edinburgh Council publishes response to Scottish Government short term lets consultation

The City of Edinburgh Council has published its response to the recent Scottish Government consultation on short term lets, welcoming the announcement that draft legislation on proposals is expected to be considered by Parliament in December.

Published 27 November 2020