Disruption and Innovation in Housing in the Devolved Nations

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Council tenants move into new homes in Arbroath

A site where lock-up garages once stood now provides much-needed high-quality accommodation for affordable rent for Angus Council tenants.

Published 26 October 2021

Sturgeon says unlimited recovery of hydrocarbons 'not sustainable'

The Scottish Government no longer supports unlimited recovery of hydrocarbons including oil and gas, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said in the run-up to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

Published 26 October 2021

A.C. Whyte showcases its skills academy to finance and economy secretary

Contractor A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd, which focuses on delivering energy efficiency projects in partnership with local authorities and housing associations, invited cabinet secretary for finance and economy, Kate Forbes, to site last week to hear about its Energy Efficiency Skills Academy.

Published 26 October 2021

SHARE director Mary McLuskey to move on

Scottish Housing Associations Resources for Education (SHARE) has revealed that its director Mary McLuskey has been headhunted and will depart the organisation.

Published 26 October 2021

Two Renfrewshire housing applications recommended for approval

Two new housing developments totalling 118 homes are set to be approved by Renfrewshire Council this week.

Published 25 October 2021

Perth development handed over to Caledonia Housing Association

Six new apartments, together with a renovation of an existing building to create an additional apartment, have been completed for Caledonia Housing Association at Crieff Road, Perth.

Published 25 October 2021

Barratt to monitor performance of 'flagship home of the future'

A unique flagship zero carbon home concept has been unveiled which will be the first new home in the country built by a major housebuilder to go beyond the new Future Homes Standard by delivering a carbon reduction of 125%.

Published 25 October 2021

Timber takes centre stage at COP26

A host of in-person and virtual events during COP26 this autumn will showcase the important role that timber construction can play in the fight against climate change.

Published 25 October 2021

BBC series to map out land ownership within Scotland's towns and cities

The story of how a lack of clarity about who owns land within Scotland’s neighbourhoods, towns and cities causes problems for residents, limiting aspirations and affecting physical and mental health, is the subject of a new two-part series on BBC Scotland.

Published 25 October 2021

Forestry and Land Scotland: When cutting down trees is good for the climate emergency

Everyone knows that planting trees is vital for the effort for capturing carbon emissions and mitigating the impact of the climate emergency, but according to Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS), cutting down trees – when it’s part of sustainable forest management – is even more important.

Published 25 October 2021

Supporting Scotland's Green Recovery Webinar

Scotland Excel is running a free webinar in the week before the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow next month to bring together industry leaders to discuss how ‘through innovation and collaboration, the public, third and private sectors can accelerate action to tackle the climate emergency’. One of the four goals of COP26 is to consider ways of working together to rise to the challenges of the climate crisis. Public procurement is a ke

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