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Pubs, restaurants, woodlands and a church are to be brought into community ownership and use through new funding announced by the Scottish Government. More than £1 million of the Scottish Land Fund is being awarded to eight local community groups to help them take ownership of the land and bui

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The Scottish Government must remove the shackles from a pilot offering homeowners energy-efficiency support if it is to maximise the potential of a national rollout, Propertymark has said. Just 55 eligible homeowners have been helped with loans and installations for energy efficiency measures since

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More than 30 charities and leading academics in Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government and local councils, are calling for major funders to step forward ahead of the winter months to fund a step-change in the provision of support for people seeking sanctuary in Scotland. The partnersh

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The Highland Council’s Highland Coastal Communities Fund Strategic Sub-Committee has agreed to provide over £313,000 of grant support to benefit six community-led projects. The new fund is designed to support economic regeneration and sustainable development around coastal areas in Highl

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has joined with the First Minister of Wales and the First Minister and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland to demand Prime Minister Boris Johnson “do the right thing” by reversing the decision to withdraw the £20-a-week uplift to Universal Credi

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A new Just Transition Commission is to be established to help ensure Scotland’s journey to net zero is fair for everyone. It will be chaired by leading climate scientist and IPCC Bureau member Professor Jim Skea and run for the duration of this parliamentary term, reporting annually on the pro

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Scotland’s Child Disability Payment will open for new applications across the country from 22 November 2021. The roll-out follows a successful pilot launched in July across Dundee City, Perth & Kinross and the Western Isles council areas.

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Not-for-profit community groups in rural areas will soon be able to apply for Scottish Government funding of up to £50,000 to trial new and innovative ways to address local challenges and benefit from local opportunities. The Rural Communities “Ideas into Action” Fund is supported

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Tens of thousands of rural and island homes and businesses in Scotland are set to access the UK’s fastest and most reliable broadband. An investment of £384 million by the Scottish Government through the Reaching 100% programme (R100) will see building of full fibre connec

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More than 108,000 children have benefited from the Scottish Government’s new Scottish Child Payment according to the latest official statistics. The figures highlight how many families and children received the payment from introduction in February to 30 June 2021.

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