Housing Services and Regeneration Division
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Achieving a Sustainable Future: The Regeneration Strategy, sets out the Government's vision of a Scotland where our most disadvantaged communities are supported and where all places are sustainable and promote well-being. The strategy also sets out our plans for delivering this vision in partnership with our stakeholders.

The key messages from the strategy are:

  • Tackling area-based deprivation by reforming how mainstream resources are used and working together more effectively
  • Stronger focus on community-led regeneration
  • Realising the economic potential  of Scotland’s communities through focussed funding and other support mechanisms

The vision can only be delivered if regeneration is delivered in partnership and is approached in an holistic way by addressing the economic, physical and social needs of our communities. This relies on a wide range of supporting outcomes being achieved. A list of these outcomes can be found at Annex A of the strategy.

The strategy was launched in December 2011. The Scottish Government will regularly publish details of progress.


In Focus

Delivery of Regeneration in Scotland

The Local Government and Regeneration Committee report on the 'Delivery of Regeneration in Scotland' was published on 24 February 2014. Throughout 2013 the committee met with communities across Scotland to hear their thoughts on local issues and, where appropriate, how communities could best be supported to carry out future regeneration projects themselves. The report included these fact-finding visits as well as written submissions and oral evidence sessions.

The Scottish Government responded to the Committee's report on 12 May 2014.