Housing Services and Regeneration Division
Area 1 J South
Victoria Quay

Tel: 0131 244 4000 or 0300 244 4000 (for local rate throughout UK and for mobiles)


Latest News
  • 22 December 2015: Town Centre Empty Homes Fund announced - £4 million fund to transform redundant town centre properties will help create 87 new affordable homes. Details of the successful projects.
  • 22 November 2015: A £1.7 million fund will help communities across Scotland revitalise their areas. Read the announcement.
  • 20 November 2015: ScotRail becomes first company to make towns pledge. Read the announcement on the ScotRail website.
  • 25 August 2015: Fund to help communities regenerate town centres across Scotland. Read the announcement.
  • 31 July 2015: The Scottish Government has confirmed the continuation of the Charrette Mainstreaming Programme for 2015-2016. Read the announcement.

Related Topics


What is the Scottish Government's vision for regeneration in Scotland?

Our vision is a Scotland where our most disadvantaged communities are supported and where all places are sustainable and promote well-being. This vision is set out in our Regeneration Strategy.

Why is it important?

Regeneration is about building sustainable communities, which means they are economically, socially and physically sustainable.

Our regeneration strategy gives the framework for local action to tackle area inequality, create opportunities and improve communities. Regeneration is about targeting funding to support change according to the needs of communities. It means ensuring our activity focuses on outcomes and put communities first, involving local residents and empowering communities to take action themselves.

What funding is available?

More information on our funds:

Capital Investment
Town Centre Regeneration
Community-Led Regeneration
Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)
06 March 2015

In Focus

Fund to strengthen communities

A boost to the Strengthening Communities Programme (SCP) will see an extra 26 projects drive forward community-led regeneration in their areas. This comes on top of the £3 million which was allocated to around 50 projects in April 2014. Read the announcement here.

Making the most of town centres

A new online toolkit will give communities information and advice on how they can make their town centres more attractive, active and accessible. The Town Centre Toolkit has been developed as one of the key actions from the Town Centre Action Plan, a plan which sets out measures to revitalise Scotland’s town centres. Read the announcement here.

Fife Scoops Euro Millions for Regeneration

An £11 million injection of European funding will help regenerate north east Fife. The funding allows work to start on the University of St Andrews’ £25 million green energy centre on the 36-acre site of a former paper mill at Guardbridge. Read the announcement here.

People Power

The Scottish Government’s £12.6 million People and Communities Fund is being allocated to 197 groups across Scotland that are changing disadvantaged communities by providing advice, training or voluntary opportunities. Read the announcement here.

06 March 2015