Scotland’s public sector is leading the way in using the purchase of goods and services to help people and communities.
The Rural Exchange provides an exciting new platform for people living and working across Scotland’s rural and island communities to have their voices heard in both research and policy-making.
Established by Scottish Government in 2008, the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) is an infrastructure centre of expertise that does all its work in collaboration with a range of partners across the private and public sectors.
SCOTO is a network of community tourism enterprises located throughout Scotland and led by a team of dynamic individuals who each have extensive and varied experience in community tourism.
Over the last year the Scottish Rural Network and the Improvement Service have been working in partnership to help build the capacity of community councils across rural and island Scotland.
Projects returning former industrial or derelict sites to community use will be more likely to be approved following the introduction of long term planning reforms.
Scotland has achieved its highest ever reported score in an international survey which asks 60,000 adults from 20 countries what their perceptions are of 60 nations.
The Nation Brands Index (NBI) 2022 survey scores and ranks countries across six dimensions including Culture, Tourism, Governance, Immigration and Investment, Exports, and People.
Hospitality businesses will be able to place tables and chairs on the pavement outside their premises without submitting a planning application under measures expected to come into force at the end of next month.