Regeneration supported by the Scottish Government typically receives little or no media attention

Halo's Marie Macklin with economy secretary Keith Brown. Picture: Guy Hinks
£5.3 million in a project to transform the former Johnnie Walker bottling plant in Kilmarnock into a site with hundreds of new homes and an enterprise and innovation hub.
Picture: Guy Hinks

From stewartb:

The subject of regeneration supported by the Scottish Government typically receives little or no media attention. For example, there is almost nothing reported on the nature and local impacts of the capital investments by the SG with and for local authorities.

Regeneration Capital Grant Fund – ‘supports locally developed place based regeneration projects that involve local communities, helping to tackle inequalities and deliver inclusive growth in deprived, disadvantaged and fragile remote communities across Scotland.’

A very long list of projects supported by the RCG Fund between 2014 and 2022 can be found on the SG’s website. £27.5m was awarded in 2014-15: by the eighth round of awards in 2021-22 the annual value of awards was £27.2m.

Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme (VDLIP) – was instigated in 2021 and aims to tackle long-term vacant and derelict land in Scotland. £5m of this £50m fund has already been allocated to local authorities. A list of VDLIP projects supported to date can be found on the SG’s website.

Town Centre Fund – £50m capital set up this fund in 2019-2020 in partnership with COSLA. ‘Every local authority has received an allocation of the fund based on an equal weighting of the number of towns in a local authority (where a towns is a locality with a population equal to or greater than 1,000 people) and the local authority population.’


In addition, there is funding for community-led regeneration through for example the Empowering Communities Fund.

One thought on “Regeneration supported by the Scottish Government typically receives little or no media attention

  1. As News Editor for ABC ( BBC ) never in my wildest dreams may I commission a News report on a well thought out, implemented
    & successful SG Government policy such as this
    As no doubt you understand that by doing so my illustrious career would be brought to a very swift end by my real bosses within Westminster far less forfeit
    Of my promised establishment considerable rewards for doing the complete opposite for which my job and post exist

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