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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


We are looking for members to sit on our Scottish Executive Committee (SEC) next year.  The SEC has responsibility for managing the Institute Scotland, including: 

  • developing the Institute's planning policies in Scotland;
  • developing the Institute's relations in Scotland with central and local government, professional bodies, pressure groups and the public;
  • supporting Members in Scotland in their professional activities; and
  • sustaining the Chapters of the Institute in Scotland. 

The SEC meets four time as year and prepares an annual Business Plan which outlines its priorities for the year.  The Committee's Terms of Reference and Operational Plan are available from the RTPI Scotland office. 

Nominations are invited for the following positions on the Scottish Executive Committee (SEC) 2016: 

  • SEC Junior Vice-Convenor 
  • Four SEC (Corporate or Legal Associate) Members for a period of two years
  • One SEC (Student or Licentiate) Member for a period of one year
  • One SEC (Technical) Member for a period of two years

Nomination forms are available here

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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@rtpiscotland : Thanks to all who spoke at and who attended #RTPIScot15 Let us know what you think and what you learned 07/10/2015 - 05:18

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