Scottish Futures Trust

SFT Outcomes
Demonstrating progress
with impact

We have a clear picture of Scotland’s future economic and social infrastructure needs

Encouraging more people to live in our town centres is a key policy aspiration for Scottish Government, local authorities and key partners.

Late last year following the release of its Town Centre Action Plan Review, Scottish Government asked us to look at the barriers and constraints to town centre living and to identify some good practice case studies, which resulted in us publishing ‘More Homes at the Heart of Great Places’ in February 2023.

In a similar vein, we were asked by Scottish Government to support its Islands Programme.

Our Place team brought its expertise, resource and capabilities to lead the delivery of the Islands Programme, which includes working closely with the six local authorities and other key stakeholders during the application process, and to ensure the completion of projects and the desired outcomes and impacts are achieved.

The impact of our work alongside that of our partners in this area, is illustrated through this selection of case studies.