Scottish Government

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The proportion of schools buildings across Scotland reported as being in a "good" or "satisfactory" condition has reached 90.4%, according to new statistics, 29 percentage points higher than in April 2007 (61.1%). The publication of ‘School Estates Statistics 2022’ by Scotland&rsquo

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The Scottish Government has announced that thousands of businesses can now apply for up to £15,000 to help retrain and upskill their workforce. The Flexible Workforce Development Fund provides workers in organisations of all sizes with access to training courses through local colleges, the Ope

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The Scottish Government has accepted all twelve recommendations of an independent review of the role of incineration including that no further planning permission for incineration facilities should be granted. Last month a report authored by waste sector expert Dr Colin Church re

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New regulations that will cut emissions of all new-build homes by nearly a third have been published by the Scottish Government. The new energy standards form part of improved building regulations and build on earlier improvements introduced in 2010 and 2015.

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Projects which will improve Scotland’s timber transport infrastructure, benefit rural communities and help to decarbonise the forestry sector, have been awarded over £7 million from the Scottish Government. Work to upgrade fragile rural roads, the creation of new forest haulage routes, a

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The Scottish Government has identified six islands that will be supported to become carbon neutral by 2040. Selected in collaboration with local authorities and island representatives, the islands included as part of the Carbon Neutral Islands project are - Hoy, Islay, Great Cumbrae,

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Some of Scotland’s longest standing vacant and derelict sites will be transformed into affordable housing, community gardens and places of enterprise and learning by awards from a £50 million programme. Ten schemes will share more than £5m from the low carbon Vacant and Derelict La

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The supply of new homes delivered in Scotland fell by a third in one year to reach the lowest total in eight years as the Covid-19 pandemic took its toll on the housebuilding sector, official figures have found.

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New measures to revitalise town centres and regenerate local economies have been published by the Scottish Government. In response to last year’s review of the Town Centre Action Plan, a joint report by the Scottish Government and COSLA outlines actions to better embed a ‘Town Centre Fir

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Edinburgh's £75 million concert hall, the Dunard Centre, is set to receive £10m each from the UK and Scottish governments, and a further £5m from the City of Edinburgh Council to allow the project to move towards the first phase of construction. The music venue, which was given the

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A new partnership approach launched by the Scottish Government will be embedded across the education and skills system to ensure employers and government are working together to deliver training opportunities for the new green jobs of the future. Scotland's National Strategy for Economic Transformat

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A five-year plan backed by more than £100 million of funding to help build Scotland’s hydrogen economy has been published by the Scottish Government. The draft Hydrogen Action Plan sets out the strategic approach the Scottish Government will take with industry to help make Scotland becom

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