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RTPI 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


  • RTPI Responds to Planning Review

    RTPI Scotland has welcomed the planning review but expressed disappointment at the lack of a Chartered Planner on the Review Panel. Read more


  • RTPI Scotland publishes report highlighting a decrease in resources

    RTPI Scotland has published a report highlighting a significant decrease in resources in the planning service.  The report "Progressing Performance: Investing in Scotland's Planning Service" outlines that:   

    • there has been close to a 20% reduction in planning department staff in Scotland since 2010.
    • gross expenditure in planning authorities will have dropped by £40 million between 2010/11 and 2015/16
    • the cost of processing planning applications are not met by fees – on average only 63% of costs are covered  



  • Interested in supporting and influencing RTPI Scotland's work?

    We are looking for members to join our Scottish Executive Committee for 2016. This is a real opportunity to help develop and promote the work of RTPI Scotland. Nomination forms can be downloaded here




  • 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 to study planning at Masters level. More details. For more information about the scheme see the RTPI Scotland blog or contact the RTPI. To apply for a bursary contact the relevant university


  • RTPI Scotland on Instagram

    We are now on Instagram where we will be showcasing places we've been and events we've held. Follow us on @RTPIScotland

  • Research on linking spatial and community planning published

    RTPI Scotland has released new research into spatial and community planning. Linking People and Places: Spatial and Community Planning explores the relationship between these processes, investigates whether there is a disconnect between them and asks how they could be better aligned and what barriers and opportunities there are to this.

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