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  1. Strategy/plan

    24 Mar 2021

    Land use - getting the best from our land: strategy 2021 to 2026

    Scotland's Third Land Use Strategy sets out our vision, objectives and policies to achieve sustainable land use. The strategy covers the next five years and aims to provide a more holistic understanding of our land, the demands we place upon it and the benefits we get from our land.

  2. Progress report

    24 Mar 2021

    Town centre action plan - review report: interim joint response

    Interim joint response from SG and COSLA to the New Future for Scotland's Town Centres report articulates our support for the reports overarching aim to work with our partners and communities to transform the future of our town centres and signals our commitment to work collaboratively in shaping and implementing change locally.

  3. Consultation analysis

    19 Mar 2021

    National Islands Plan through a COVID Lens: survey results

    Summary of key findings after the six main local authorities with islands were invited to consider the impact of the (COVID-19) pandemic on the delivery of National Island Plan commitments and how these should be prioritised going forward.

  4. Independent report

    03 Feb 2021

    A New Future for Scotland's Town Centres

    In June 2020 we launched an independent collaborative review of the progress and scope of the 2013 Town Centre Action Plan. The Review group was asked to build on our town centre first approach and develop a refreshed vision for our towns and the means to achieve it.

  5. Independent report

    26 Jan 2021

    Energy networks vision summit

    In Feb 2020, the Scottish Government hosted the Energy Networks Vision Summit aimed to help shape the future of Scotland’s electricity and gas networks, giving stakeholders the opportunity to discuss the issues addressed in the report ‘Scotland's electricity and and gas networks: 'Vision to 2030'.

  6. 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.

  7. Progress report

    15 Nov 2020

    Veterans and the Armed Forces community - support: 2020 report

    This report highlights the Scottish Government’s continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.

  8. Consultation paper

    30 Oct 2020

    Cleaner Air for Scotland 2: consultation

    Consultation on a draft new air quality strategy for Scotland, taking into account the recommendations arising from the independent review of the Cleaner Air for Scotland strategy.

  9. Consultation paper

    12 Oct 2020

    Island communities impact assessments: guidance - consultation

    Our islands face particular challenges around distance, geography, connectivity and demography, so it is important that policy makers consider these properly. The consultation on the guidance will help ensure that islands receive fair treatment tailored to their unique circumstances.

  10. Consultation analysis

    10 Mar 2020

    Parking and bus lane adjudicators: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to the consultation on the draft regulations transferring the parking and bus lane adjudicators to the Scottish Tribunals and an indication of how the regulations have been revised.

  11. Strategy/plan

    28 Feb 2020

    A Culture Strategy for Scotland

    A Culture Strategy for Scotland shows how important culture is to Scotland’s prosperity and sets the future direction for supporting culture in Scotland.

  12. Research and analysis

    10 Jul 2019

    Removal, storage and disposal of vehicles regulations (2019): BRIA

    Final business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for The Removal, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles (Prescribed Sums and Charges etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 and The Police (Retention and Disposal of Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019.

  13. Advice and guidance

    14 Jan 2019

    National low emission framework

    Methodology for local authorities to undertake air quality assessment through the National Low Emission Framework (NLEF) to inform decisions on transport-related actions.

  14. Independent report

    27 Nov 2018

    Ultra-deep water port: feasibility study

    Report compiled by Ernst & Young following their feasibility study looking at the most cost effective locations for an ultra-deep water port in the UK.

  15. NEWS

    19 Jan 2018 08:30

    Amber snow warning

    Further travel disruption highly likely - avoid travel at peak times if possible.

  16. NEWS

    14 Dec 2017 14:35

    Scotland’s Budget

    Investing in the NHS, protecting low earners, backing Scotland’s economy.