Scottish Futures Trust

Video: Preparations well underway for a phased re-start of construction

Since lockdown, construction industry leaders have been working with government and a broad range of stakeholders on an industry-specific re-start plan which incorporates safe operating guidance for construction sites.

Published 11 June 2020

Attainment improvements welcomed as 100th Schools for the Future project opens

The 99th and 100th facilities to have been refurbished or replaced through the Scottish Government’s Schools for the Future programme will be officially opened later this week.

Published 27 January 2020

Architecture chief to join Scottish Futures Trust

Architecture and Design Scotland’s (A&DS) director of place, Diarmaid Lawlor, will join Scottish Futures Trust at the start of 2020.

Published 6 December 2019

Private rental sector ‘not meeting the needs of families’, report finds

Suburban family homes that are specifically built for long-term rent, in places people want to live, should be a strategic part of Scotland’s housing development pipeline, according to a new report from Savills and the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT).

Published 29 November 2019

BDP announces Stephen Long as guest speaker at The Big Conversation

Stephen Long, associate director of education at Scottish Futures Trust, has been announced as keynote speaker in the second of a series of discussion events entitled ‘Lifelong Learning: Education Beyond the Classroom’.

Published 5 November 2019

£30m low carbon funding to encourage renewable heating

A major fund to create low-carbon heating infrastructure is now open for applications.

Published 23 September 2019

Government details first phase of £1bn school building programme

The Scottish Government has unveiled the schools that will be rebuilt in the first phase of its new £1 billion programme.

Published 9 September 2019

Enhanced 4G and 5G capability to boost Scottish economy by £17 billion

Enhanced 4G and 5G capability across Scotland will boost the Scottish economy by as much as £17 billion while delivering other substantial economic, social and environmental benefits, according to a new report by Deloitte for the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT).

Published 26 August 2019

Value of community projects in development jumps £150m

The value of new community projects in development through the Scotland-wide hub programme has risen from £600 million to £750m in the last three months.

Published 20 June 2019

‘Fundamental rethink’ needed for Scotland’s approach to land development

Scotland’s land reform body has called for a “fundamental rethink” for Scotland’s approach to land development.

Published 17 May 2019

Scotland’s first 100% renewable biomass heat and power district network opens

A £24 million heating district network which will help to tackle fuel poverty has opened in Glenrothes.

Published 26 April 2019

Scottish Futures Trust publishes five-year corporate plan for ‘world-class’ infrastructure

The Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) has published its latest five-year corporate plan outlining how it will prioritise its work towards a vision of world-class infrastructure for the people of Scotland.

Published 25 April 2019

Arbroath primary schools top out

The creation of a £14.1 million shared campus for two Arbroath primary schools reached new heights at a topping out ceremony today.

Published 24 April 2019

Deputy First Minister officially opens East Lothian primary school

The new Wallyford Primary School in East Lothian held its official unveiling yesterday following an £18.9 million build programme.

Published 4 April 2019

Edinburgh Living affordable housing partnership delivers first new homes

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has visited the first homes to be delivered as part of a new housing partnership between the City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Futures Trust.

Published 23 January 2019