Scottish Futures Trust

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

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