Scottish Futures Trust

Dozen Scottish datacentre sites identified in new reports 

A study developed to help establish Scotland as an attractive location for green datacentres and to accelerate inward investment from the datacentre sector has identified twelve sites across the country which are primed for consideration.

Published 23 March 2021

Moray handover marks completion of Schools for the Future programme

The final school to be completed as part of a £1.13 billion ten-year development programme across Scotland has been handed over to the local authority.

Published 22 March 2021

Scottish Futures Trust report predicts a new future for best work, productivity and wellbeing 

COVID-19 has fast-tracked a social revolution where a wider range of working choices could be on the horizon for hundreds of thousands of workers, according to a new report by the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT). 

Published 22 March 2021

Report showcases £2bn community infrastructure investment of hub programme

Scotland’s hub Programme has delivered in excess of £2.2 billion investment in around 200 projects in Scotland since its establishment ten years ago, an independent evaluation report has confirmed.

Published 16 March 2021

Hub South East seeks additional Tier 1 Construction Contractor

Hub South East, the development partner to public sector bodies in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Scottish Borders, is seeking to further strengthen its supply chain with an additional Tier 1 Construction Contractor.

Published 5 February 2021

Midlothian Council and Vattenfall launch new energy services company

A 50/50 joint venture energy services company between Vattenfall and Midlothian Council has been launched to deliver low carbon energy projects across the area.

Published 16 November 2020

Scottish Futures Trust demonstrates infrastructure performance in new outcomes report

The Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) has published its new Outcomes report demonstrating the progress it has made in supporting the Scottish Government’s National Performance Framework. 

Published 11 November 2020

Paul Devine: Preventing the creation of additional vacant and derelict land on Scotland

Scottish Futures Trust's Paul Devine responds to the Scottish Land Commission's report which highlighted that 11,000 hectares of land lies vacant or derelict.

Published 11 November 2020

Re-use derelict land to support economic growth and wellbeing, says taskforce

Derelict land is a wasted resource that should help to deliver national ambitions for a fair and green recovery, a national taskforce said today.

Published 1 October 2020

Industry urged to have say on Scottish construction recovery plan

The Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) has urged the country's construction industry to have an input in its new draft recovery plan for the sector.

Published 8 September 2020

SNIPEF to host free webinar to promote better understanding of certification of building standards

As part of its continuing mission to disseminate the most up-to-date information to its members, plumbing employers’ association SNIPEF is co-hosting a free webinar to promote understanding of the benefits of building standards certification.

Published 7 September 2020

Ryder Architecture hails Queensferry High School as exemplar in low carbon design

As the new Queensferry High School (QHS) welcomes its first influx of pupils, international design practice Ryder Architecture has outlined the building's low carbon qualities.

Published 2 September 2020

National organisations join forces to support 5G roll-out in Scotland

The Scotland 5G Centre, working with infrastructure experts the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT), has announced a new collaboration with Connected Places Catapult, global legal business DWF, and IT and telecoms consultancy FarrPoint to accelerate the installation of 4G and 5G networks across Scotland.

Published 25 August 2020

Scotland’s councils could play a wider role in the housing market, says Scottish Futures Trust

The housing team at the Scottish Futures Trust has written a report highlighting the wider role Scotland's councils could play in the housing market, building and selling homes or making them available for market rent.

Published 12 August 2020

New Standard Information Management Plan to enable digital approach to learning estate infrastructure delivery

The Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) has launched a new Standard Information Management Plan (SIMP) which it said will enhance infrastructure delivery and performance within the Scottish Government’s Learning Estate Investment Programme.

Published 24 June 2020