1. NEWS

    13 Oct 2021 02:22

    Community Land Week

    £1 million to put local assets in the hands of local communities.

  2. Advice and guidance

    04 Oct 2021

    Fairer Scotland Duty: guidance for public bodies

    Statutory guidance for public sector bodies subject to the Fairer Scotland Duty to help them actively consider how they can reduce inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage, when making strategic decisions.

  3. Research and analysis

    26 Feb 2021

    Inclusive participation in rural Scotland: research report

    Preliminary exploration report details the findings of research into barriers to participation facing lesser heard voices in the context of rural Scotland. Specifically, it focuses on the LGBTI community, disabled people, carers and ethnic minorities.

  4. Advice and guidance

    23 Dec 2020

    Island Communities Impact Assessments: guidance and toolkit

    This guidance provides the tools to help you complete an Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) as required under the Islands (Scotland) Act 20181 (the Act). In particular, this guidance is about the Section 7 duty of the Act where a Relevant Authority must have regard to island communities.

  5. Strategy/plan

    27 Dec 2019

    The National Plan for Scotland's Islands

    The National Islands Plan provides a framework for action in order to meaningfully improve outcomes for island communities. This replaces the proposed plan published in October 2019.

  6. Research and analysis

    11 Oct 2019

    Community-led design initiatives: evaluation

    Findings from an evaluation of community–led design initiatives funded by the Scottish Government: the Charrette Mainstreaming Programme and the Making Places initiative.

  7. Statistics

    02 Apr 2019

    Scottish Surveys Core Questions 2017

    Official statistics publication on equality groups across a range of measures from harmonised questions in the major Scottish Government population surveys.

  8. Consultation paper

    05 Oct 2018

    Annual canvass reform proposals: consultation paper

    This policy statement sets out the revised model for the annual canvass which has been drawn up by the UK, Scottish and Welsh Government, and seeks views from all interested parties.

  9. Consultation analysis

    03 Oct 2018

    South of Scotland Enterprise Agency: consultation report

    Analysis report on the consultation process for creating the South of Scotland Enterprise Agency. The report analyses both online responses and opinions expressed at the 26 engagement events held across Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

  10. Consultation paper

    12 Jun 2018

    Together we can, together we will: consultation

    Consultation by National Consultation of Rural Advisers (NCRA) to help inform recommendations for Scottish Government on future policy direction for the rural economy.

  11. Form

    14 Sep 2017

    Asset transfer: model documents

    Template and example documents pertaining to asset transfer, including request, acknowledgement, approval and refusal letters.

  12. Advice and guidance

    19 Jan 2017

    Asset transfer: summary guide

    Summary guidance for community groups and organisations looking to take ownership of assets currently controlled by local authorities.