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About RTPI Scotland

Annual Review 2019

The RTPI Scotland Annual Review has been published, highlighting that in 2019:

  • The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 received Royal Assent in 2019.  RTPI Scotland engaged with and influenced the Scottish Government and main political parties on the establishment of Chief Planning Officers, a new purpose for planning, the introduction of Regional Spatial Strategies and new approaches to performance
  • we gave 21 consultations and responses to government and parliament
  • we celebrated 25 years of the RTPI Scotland office
  • we issued 4 editions of Scottish Planner
  • over 50 events were organised by the Chapters for members across Scotland
  • RTPI Scotland is represented on 23 different advisory groups
  • we had 4200 followers on Twitter
  • we issued 14 news releases

Read the report here.

Scottish Executive Committee

RTPI Scotland works directly with the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament who legislate for the separate planning system in Scotland. Our work focuses on:

  • shaping and informing policy and practice
  • providing opportunities for Members to access CPD
  • sharing good practice
  • promoting planning

Our work is managed through the Scottish Executive Committee (SEC) and implemented by the Director and staff team based at the Edinburgh office.


The Scottish Executive Committee is supported by RTPI Scotland staff:


RTPI Scotland, 18 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 8HQ

Tel: +44 (0)131 229 9628


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How to find us

We are situated in the west end of Edinburgh, five minutes walk from Haymarket Station. The office is served by a number of bus routes, including the Airport bus and is located by the West End - Princes Street Edinburgh Tram stop. Pay-and-display car parking is available outside the office and there is an NCP car park in Castle Terrace. View map of our location