Scottish Futures Trust: Connected
Thursday 10 October 2019

Green investment portfolio opens

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has launched the Green Investment Portfolio, a programme aimed at promoting projects that help Scotland move to a net-zero economy by 2045.

SFT is very much at the heart of that work and is working alongside Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish National Investment Bank, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, UK Department for International Trade, Scottish Renewables and the Scottish Property Federation to bring together the private and public sector-led projects.

To find out more and how to apply to join the Green Investment Portfolio, (estimated to be worth £3 billion over a three-year period), click here.

Scotland hosts European delegation

As a member of the Public Real Estate Network (PuRE-net), SFT recently hosted 70 senior government officials from 20 countries across Europe as well as Canada, in the annual PuRE-net conference in Edinburgh.
Organised by SFT, this year's theme was Fit for the Future where delegates shared experiences, knowledge and ideas on current, emerging and future themes including climate change, technology and workplace innovation that are impacting across public sector estates.
A key element of the conference was the publication of the PuRE-net Activity-Based Working Practice Guide.  To view a copy of the Guide, click here.

Contractors call to ‘hidden gems’ to join hub supply chain

Over 70 people representing supported businesses and social enterprises across Scotland recently met at the hub South West organised Hidden Gems event, to meet with some of Scotland's biggest building contractors to explore possibilities for joining the sector's supply chain.

This was the third Hidden Gems supplier showcase which forms part of the regular series of hub workshops aimed at engaging with local businesses.

To find out more about supply chain opportunities, please click here.

hub West project picks up national award

hub West's work in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council, Doig and Smith, and Keppie to deliver the Council's new office has been recognised at the RICS Grand Final Awards.

RICS judges commended the project team for bringing back into use an important local structure and were also impressed with how the project has skilfully merged old with new while maintaining functionality and purpose. The location of the development on the high street is adjacent to local retail that has received a significant economic boost too.


First Minister visits hub North Scotland projects

Earlier this week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opened the £14.7 million Inverurie Health and Care Hub before inspecting construction progress on the £55 million Inverurie Community Campus, being delivered by hub North.


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