Future work

These are the project scopes for performance and best value audits which we are planning to do over the next year. If you want more information, you can contact the business manager for this work, Rikki Young, at ryoung@audit-scotland.gov.uk.

Are ALEOs improving council services?

To be published spring 2018

Councils are facing increasing service demands at a time of cost and public funding pressures. To meet these challenges they need to consider different options for delivering services. Many councils use what are known as “arm’s-length external...

Scotland's colleges 2018

To be published June 2018

Scotland’s colleges contribute to sustainable economic growth by helping to develop a highly educated and skilled workforce. The Scottish Government provides Scotland’s colleges with over £550 million a year to deliver agreed levels of further...

Forth Replacement Crossing

To be published August 2018

The Forth Replacement Crossing is the biggest publicly funded infrastructure project in Scotland in recent years at an overall cost of £1.35 billion. The main element of the project is a new bridge, the Queensferry Crossing, connecting Fife with...

Children and young people's mental health

To be published autumn 2018

Improving mental health and wellbeing is a major public health challenge for Scotland. The social and economic costs of mental ill health are high. One in eight children aged ten to 15 report symptoms of mental ill health, with most adult mental...