SFT drives Scottish pandemic response

The Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) has been at the forefront of Scotland’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and helping the country recover, its latest report has claimed.

According to the agency’s latest Outcomes Report, the agency has been a critical player in ensuring projects have been able to continue on-site during the pandemic, as well as developing a range of tools to respond to the challenges and help the country build its way out of the pandemic.

Among its key contributions have been supporting the Hub programme as it pivoted to provide vaccination centres, publishing the Net Zero Public Sector Buildings Standard, launching an online construction forecast tool that identifies an £8.5bn pipeline of future infrastructure projects, as well as providing a series of policy and guidance notes to help the infrastructure industry stay on-track during the pandemic.

“Much of our work over the past 12 months has been in helping lead through the pandemic,” said SFT chief executive Peter Reekie.

“It has been a year like no other and I’d like to thank everyone we work with for their extraordinary contribution in helping to continue to develop Scotland’s infrastructure despite the exceptional challenges.”

Trade Minister Ivan McKee added: “Organisations like SFT have played an important leadership role as the economy recovers from the pandemic.”

To see the full Outcomes Report, click here