Appointments

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Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) has appointed Emma Garry as its new director of development, a newly-created post to reflect the organisation's commitment to greatly increase its role in the provision of new homes. Emma, a Chartered Surveyor with almost 20 years’ experience in the

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Alongside warm welcomes and fond farewells, examples of success, sustainability and support were celebrated at Link Group's AGM, which was held during the social landlord’s 60th anniversary year. Link’s chief executive Jon Turner gave an overview of the progress and developments over the

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Milnbank Housing Association (MHA) has recruited Paul Marton as its new director and successor to Alan Benson. Paul Martin has extensive senior management experience spanning over 23 years, with over six years of experience as the chief executive of the leading Glasgow-based Charity, The Merchants H

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Elderpark Housing Association has appointed Duncan Smith as a non-executive board member. Currently director of operations and external affairs at the Passivhaus Trust in a joint role with the Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB), Duncan has over 30 years of experienc

Fuel Poverty

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A second phase of a heat network in the community of Torry was approved yesterday which will provide an additional almost 570 homes and a new school with lower-cost energy. The £10 million Torry Heat Network will supply heat for the three high rises at Morven Court, Brimmond Court, and Grampia

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New support for households, businesses and public sector organisations facing rising energy bills in Great Britain and Northern Ireland has been unveiled today. Through a new Government Energy Bill Relief Scheme, the UK Government will provide a discount on wholesale gas and electricity prices for a

Homelessness

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David Kidd is an improvement lead with Homeless Network Scotland and a member of the Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness’ management team. Here he provides an update on the work being prioritised to ensure that people with diverse and direct experiences of homelessness have an equal decision

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The leader of Dundee City Council has encouraged people to “come out in their droves” to support the teams taking part in the Street Soccer Nations Cup. Councillor John Alexander was speaking as Street Soccer Scotland announced the 16 players that will make up the Team Scotland squad at

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Mark Cairney, Glasgow Homelessness Involvement & Feedback Team (GHIFT) member and the latest addition to the Leadership Team of the Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness, reflects on the opportunity and creativity in the organisation's Frontline Forum. WHEN – Seeing the Workforce as People

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The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland has granted a wrongful termination order under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 for payment of £4,800 to a woman who was evicted from an Aberdeen property after being told the property was to be sold. Linzi Catto, the tenant under a priva

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A licensing scheme for all short-term lets in Dundee will be introduced on October 1, in line with recent Scottish Government legislation. Before it goes live, Dundee City Council is looking for views on the draft policy statement and proposed additional licensing conditions.

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The private rented sector is not the reason for fewer Scottish homeowners, according to analysis of the official data by property firm, DJ Alexander Ltd. The property firm said that the Scottish Government argues that if there was no private rented sector (PRS) then more houses would be available fo

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Aberdeenshire Council is seeking the views of residents, visitors and other interested stakeholders on its draft short-term lets policy statement and proposed additional conditions for a licence. Local authorities in Scotland are legally obliged to introduce a licensing scheme for properties operati

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A total of £84 million has been paid to families since it was introduced less than 18 months ago. The payment of £20 per week, unique to Scotland in the UK, began in February 2021 as a direct measure to tackle child poverty. It provides regular, additional financial support to parents an