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  1. Communities to shape democracy

    Posted: May 28, 2018 - 8:36 am

    People to have their say on Scotland’s public services.  People across Scotland are being invited to join a conversation about community decision-making to help make public services more locally focused. The Democracy Matters conversation will identify new legal rights for communities which would place them at the heart of decision-making. As part of the conversation […]

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  2. Contract awarded for final phase of Inverness flood scheme

    Posted: May 25, 2018 - 1:43 pm

    The Highland Council is pleased to announce that the Smithton and Culloden Flood Protection Scheme has been awarded to Inverness based Morrison Construction with a tender assessment value of £6.2M (May 25th). This contract represents the final phase of works to alleviate flood risk to the communities of Smithton and Culloden following significant events in […]

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  3. Council identifies first homes for new housing company

    Posted: May 25, 2018 - 1:16 pm

    Liverpool City Council has announced the first wave of properties to be built for its new ethical housing company – ‘Foundations’ (May 25th). A report to the council’s cabinet says it has identified council owned land in north Liverpool which could deliver the first 120 homes – some of which would be built especially for […]

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  4. Oil revenues to go in ‘future generations fund’ says Scots independence report

    Posted: May 25, 2018 - 1:08 pm

    All future North Sea revenues should be set aside in a wealth fund, according to a new report setting out the economic case for Scottish independence (May 25th). The SNP’s Growth Commission report, unveiled today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, said a new Fund for Future Generations should support the public sector. It would also […]

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  5. Northern Isles ferry contract to be put out to tender

    Posted: May 25, 2018 - 12:18 pm

    A new contract to operate lifeline ferry services to the Northern Isles will be put out to tender “as soon as possible” after the Scottish Government decided against awarding it to a public-sector operator (May 25th). Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said putting the services out to tender had been the “strong preference” of businesses and […]

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  6. Support for coastal communities

    Posted: May 25, 2018 - 10:17 am

    Fishing vessels and processing businesses to benefit from £6.9 million funding (May 25th). More than £6.9 million will be invested in projects to help fishing fleets land and sell their catch and support jobs in coastal communities. The sixth round of the European and Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) will award grants to 107 projects across […]

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  7. Business-academic partnerships: apply now

    Posted: May 25, 2018 - 8:39 am

    Up to £40 million of funding is available for businesses to work with an academic or research organisation and graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (May 25th). Businesses can apply for funding to bring in a graduate to collaborate on an innovation project. They will support you to translate academic thinking into business change, growth […]

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