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Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation

Over 70 Actions Across 5 Key Themes Published A new National Strategy for Economic Transformation, underpinned by detailed analysis of Scotland’s economic strengths and weaknesses, has been published. The strategy contains over 70 actions across five key priority programmes. These have been identified as having

Scottish Government Will Take Over ScotRail Services on 1st April

National conversation will help shape the future for rail Speaking in a statement to Parliament today, Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth confirmed the transition of ScotRail services into public ownership will take place on the 1st April. The Minister also invited elected members and rail unions

A New Vision for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Scotland

The Scottish Government has published a new draft vision statement for public electric vehicle charging in Scotland. This new vision places people and businesses first, outlining the accessible, affordable and reliable public network required for the future. A just transition is at the heart of

Transforming Transport Investment in Scotland

The Scottish Government has published its blueprint for future transport investment. The second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) makes 45 recommendations under six key themes which seek to make transport in Scotland more sustainable and support people to make better, more informed choices on how

Eradicating Fuel Poverty

New strategy to make homes safer, warmer and cheaper to heat. A 20-year vision to eradicate fuel poverty in Scotland has been published. The Fuel Poverty Strategy sets out a range of comprehensive actions that will be taken to tackle the drivers of fuel poverty

Supporting a Greener Scotland

Record funding to deliver a just transition to net zero. Scotland’s Budget delivers record levels of investment in tackling the climate emergency – helping to protect and restore the natural environment, and slash emissions from homes, industries and transport. The 2022-23 budget provides more than

Making Scotland a Leading Hydrogen Producer

Over £100 million to advance cleaner energy. A five-year plan to help build Scotland’s hydrogen economy and deliver an ambition for the technology to provide nearly a sixth of Scotland’s energy needs by 2030 has been published. Graeme: Fantastic to see the announcement of £100

Scotland Leads International Charge on Transport Decarbonisation

New agreements signed as Under2 Coalition looks to Scotland’s ambitions The Scottish Government has signed five international agreements supporting the global decarbonisation of the transport sector. The agreements signed include: The ‘Further, Faster, Together’ Under2 Coalition Leaders Action Document – committing 100% of light-duty public

Scottish Cluster Carbon Capture Bid Rejected

Scotland has been dealt an economic and environmental blow after a flagship carbon capture project was sidelined by the UK government. “There isn't a jaw which hasn't hit the ground at this news among those involved in the Scottish cluster bid.It seemed like a no-brainer…”

Graeme’s Column

Scotland’s Tale of Two Governments Scotland has two governments – with very different priorities, which are becoming increasingly apparent. The Programme for Government which is published each September lays out the actions the Scottish Government intends to take in the next year and beyond. In