The Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) said it is focused on working with its many key partners from the infrastructure and construction industries to improve the economic, social and environmental outcomes from Scotland’s infrastructure as it published its Business Plan for 2022/23&n
The Scottish Government has announced a £4 million funding package to help improve infrastructure on Scotland’s islands. The capital investment will be allocated to the six island local authorities to fund the improvement, creation or safeguarding of locally developed infrastructure proj
Iain Wardrop, associate director working in the Scottish Futures Trust’s Asset Strategy team, reveals how public sector organisations are increasingly looking to better utilise their buildings. Across Scotland’s public sector, there is an ever-growing focus on ‘place’ which r
Scottish Futures Trust chief executive, Peter Reekie, shares his thoughts on infrastructure trends for 2022 and beyond. It is not rocket science to predict that 2022 will be a year of ongoing COVID recovery, with the world trying to find and adjust to whatever the new normal is for social interactio
The Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) has hailed the steady progress it has made on its Recovery Plan during 2021 giving strong grounds for optimism about the long-term health of the sector. The industry collaboration body has met significant numbers of the milestones it set itself last y
Cabinet secretary for education and skills, Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, performed the turf cutting ceremony this week to mark the official start of works on a state-of-the-art eco-friendly primary school for North Perth.
A new suite of documents that will enable all public bodies to achieve ambitious net zero carbon targets on their construction projects has been published today. Scotland’s public bodies now have access to a suite of Net Zero Public Sector Buildings Standard documents (the Standard
The Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) has performed a pivotal role in helping Scotland come through the pandemic from maintaining construction on essential building sites to launching an innovative forecast tool to support investment and jobs in the construction sector, a report from the infrastructure b
Cabinet secretary for education and skills Shirley-Anne Somerville visited the site of a new £47.2 million secondary school in Wallyford on Tuesday to mark the early stages of construction. The education secretary met with representatives from East Lothian Council, its development partner
Since becoming fully operational in 2012, the five companies delivering the Scotland-wide hub community infrastructure programme have completed 223 community projects worth over £2.5 billion. A further 70 projects are in construction or in development, with those being built supporting over 5,
As a key part of its ongoing mission to find solutions to systemic supply chain issues, the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) is making an industry-wide appeal to manufacturers to support the building sector’s crucial recovery.