Scottish Futures Trust

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A new catalogue of net zero carbon building designs could provide a significant boost to Scotland’s affordable housing sector, as part of a standardised approach for local authorities and housing associations to adopt across a range of future developments. The energy-efficient design and perfo

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Scotland’s five regional hub companies have delivered 177 new schools and nurseries to the value of £2.05 billion across Scotland. The public-private partnership bodies will come together for the Learning Places Scotland conference on 15th November at the SEC Glasgow to showcase their su

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A new commitment to create a thriving and high-performing construction sector has been launched by Scotland’s public sector and construction industry. The Scottish Construction Accord – the first of its kind in the UK - aims to create more thriving businesses, enhance working condit

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Ryan Cossar from the Scottish Futures Trust argues that the whole life performance of new affordable homes must be at the forefront of net zero calculations. Recent Government data shows that as much as 80% of the carbon emissions from buildings can be attributed to housing.

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Six island local authorities will receive a share of £4.45 million to assist critical projects on climate change, population retention and tourism. A total of 11 projects, spread across 31 islands, have received funding for the current financial year as part of the Islands Programme.

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A transformative project aimed at accelerating mobile digital connectivity across Scotland has marked a major milestone with the launch of an online platform showing locations of over 140,000 public sector land, buildings and street furniture assets where mobile network equipment can be installed. T

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Experienced leaders from business, academia, third sector and trade unions have been appointed by the Scottish Government to the new delivery board promised in the National Economic Strategy to deliver Scotland’s long term economic ambitions. The National Strategy for Economic Transformation D

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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

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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

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The number of projects in Scotland's construction pipeline database has increased to over 1,500 across 20 sectors, taking value to £11 billion, the Scottish Futures Trust has unveiled.

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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

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