Future work

These are the 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.

Audit of higher education in Scotland

To be published summer 2016

The higher education sector in Scotland makes an important contribution to both the economy and society. Identified as a growth area in the Scottish Government’s Economic Strategy, the performance of, and outcomes achieved by the sector are...

Maintaining Scotland's roads: a follow-up audit

To be published August 2016

Audit Scotland has conducted three previous audits on roads maintenance on behalf of the Auditor General and the Accounts Commission, the first published in 2004. The most recent report in 2013 concluded that councils needed to improve roads...

Scotland's colleges 2016

To be published summer 2016

Scotland’s colleges play an important role in helping to achieve sustainable economic growth by contributing to the development of a highly educated and skilled workforce. Over the last few years colleges have faced significant changes and are...

Social work in Scotland

To be published summer 2016

Councils' social work departments provide essential services to some of the most vulnerable people in society. The services they provide to children, adults and families, and other specific groups and aim to transform people’s lives.


Falkirk Council Best Value follow-up audit 2016

To be published winter 2016

Audit Scotland has conducted two Best Value audits on Falkirk Council on behalf of the Accounts Commission. The most recent report in August 2015, concluded that the council needed to increase the scale and pace of change in transforming and...