This website uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best possible experience. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with this. You can find out more about how we use cookies here. If you would like to know more about cookies, or how you can delete them, click here.

RTPI Scotland

  • Annual Report 2016

    The RTPI Scotland Annual Report has been published, highlighting that in 2016:

    • 65 events have been held for members across Scotland
    • 350 delegates attended the  RTPI Scotland Annual Conference, Sir Patrick Geddes Commemorative Lecture and Scottish Young Planners' Conference
    • 17 policy or briefing papers were published, including a manifesto for the Scottish Election
    • 4 interviews on BBC Radio Scotland and 2 TV appearances on BBC Scotland

    Read the report here.

  • RTPI Scotland on TV

    Watch RTPI Scotland Director Craig McLaren talking about health and planning on BBC2's Scotland 2016 (from 9m20s) 

  • RTPI Scotland gives evidence to Scottish Parliament

    RTPI Scotland Director Craig McLaren gave evidence on climate change to Scottish Parliament's Local Government and Communities Committee. Watch it at (from 1:17:32) or read the Official Report at

  • Future Planners Bursaries

    RTPI Scotland is pleased to announce that the Scottish Government and the universities of Heriot-Watt and Dundee will be funding £1000 bursaries for those looking to study planning at Masters level. For more information about the scheme see the RTPI Scotland blog or contact the RTPI. Contact details for the relevant universities can be found via the below link.

  • Repositioning Planning

    Following the Independent Review of the Scottish Planning System, the Scottish Government has said that it will consult on ideas for implementing its recommendations in early 2017. Ahead of this consultation, RTPI Scotland has outlined its vision for what the Scottish planning system should hope to achieve, and its ideas for how this could be realised in our paper Repositioning Planning: Building a Successful and Sustainable Scotland.

RTPI Scotland

RTPI Scotland aims to support people and organisations to create great places for people across Scotland. We do this through:

  • leading thinking on how to create great places for people
  • supporting our Members to develop their skills
  • managing our knowledge and sharing it with Members and stakeholders
  • brokering dialogue and action amongst key influencers on planning issues
  • providing and demonstrating our value to Members

Latest Blog Posts





@rtpiscotland : Look forward to Scottish Forum for Planning meeting today chaired by @ConvenorRTPIS. Planning consultation & local govt elections on agenda 17/01/2017 - 09:26

@rtpiscotland : If you build it...: Are big infrastructure projects castles in the air or bridges to nowhere? | The Economist 16/01/2017 - 09:26

@rtpiscotland : RT @stefanosmith15: @ConvenorRTPIS looking forward to chairing my first @RTPIScotland #scottishforumforplanning 17/1. Big planning issues… 16/01/2017 - 07:29

Get involved

Contribute to your Institute. Join a network, become a Mentor, stand in the RTPI annual elections... and more.

See what you can do