Scottish Futures Trust

SFT Outcomes
Demonstrating progress
with impact

Scottish Government has developed a National Performance Framework (NPF) to describe the kind of Scotland it aims to create.

The NPF lists a series of outcomes which underpin Scottish Government’s purpose – “to create a more successful country with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish through increased wellbeing, and sustainable and inclusive economic growth.”

Infrastructure has a key role in facilitating these outcomes and, in particular, addressing the climate emergency announced in 2019.

For more than a decade, the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) has been at the forefront of improving public sector infrastructure across Scotland.

Established by Scottish Government as a centre of infrastructure expertise, we provide additional skills, resource and knowledge to public sector organisations, supporting them plan, fund, deliver and manage their construction projects and buildings better.

As a result, infrastructure (its construction and end use) drives forward inclusive economic growth and secures many social benefits, as, for example jobs are secured and apprenticeship places created; places become more attractive for people to move into; communities benefit from enhanced ‘place-based’ facilities; businesses thrive due to faster digital connectivity and trade is made easier through improved transport links.

In our 2019-24 Corporate Plan, we published ten infrastructure outcomes which further the goals of the NPF and over the past 12 months we have worked with our many public and private sector partners to deliver our business objectives which are aligned to the ten infrastructure outcomes.

Key achievements made by us and our partners include:

  • The value of public infrastructure projects under construction made possible through our innovative funding and financing approaches exceeded £500m
  • Private capital investment continued to be secured with projects valued at over £2bn on site, and
  • Our work continued to contribute towards a net-zero carbon economy, reducing infrastructure-related CO2 emissions by 5,000 tonnes

To demonstrate the impact of our work we have produced this website with our ten outcomes detailed below.  Within each of the outcomes, we have listed a number of key facts and figures that reflect the quantitative impact of our work.

And across the ten outcomes, we have also prepared over 30 case studies that reflect just a sample of the many different infrastructure projects and programmes we lead on and manage across Scotland.

To find out more about what we and our many partners have achieved, click on any of the ten outcome icons below.