Blogs



Ariane Burgess: Have your say on short-term lets

Ariane Burgess MSP, convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee Agenda, is urging Scottish residents to have their say on short-term lets legislation.

Published 15 October 2021

Annika Joy: A Fair Way forward

Annika Joy is chief executive of Safe in Scotland (formerly Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers), a human rights charity that develops and delivers lawful, safe, dignified accommodation and trauma-informed support for people experiencing asylum-related destitution. Here, Annika considers the impact of the Fair Way Scotland report published this week.

Published 11 October 2021

Neil Clapperton: Path to vision of cheap green power for those in need is complicated

Having spent two decades trying to reduce tenant fuel poverty and make a tiny contribution to slowing the climate crisis, Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association CEO Neil Clapperton thinks he might have found a solution.

Published 7 October 2021

Professor Ruth Chang: Home is where your house is

Professor Ruth Chang is chair and professor of jurisprudence at the University of Oxford and a professorial fellow at University College, Oxford. Professor Chang will speak at this year’s Scottish Homelessness Conference this Thursday 7 October, day three of the event, about choice and commitment in housing policy.

Published 4 October 2021

Headline findings from Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder evaluation interim report

Prof Sarah Johnsen and Dr Janice Blenkinsopp provide an overview of the main findings from the first interim report of the independent evaluation of Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder programme.

Published 22 September 2021

John Blackwood: New deal for tenants means cutting the rhetoric and focussing on policy

Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) chief executive John Blackwood gives his take on plans for a new deal for tenants in the private rented sector.

Published 22 September 2021

Hugh Hill: Stories connect us

Hugh Hill, director of services at Simon Community Scotland, discusses the importance of reading, as the organisation opened a library for people experiencing homelessness in Edinburgh earlier this week.

Published 17 September 2021

Kingdom Housing Association outlines carbon journey

With Scottish Housing Day's focus on housing and the climate emergency, Kingdom Housing Association has taken time to reflect on its own low carbon journey, whilst also considering its role as part of a sector committed to tackling climate change.

Published 15 September 2021

Fiona Clandillon: Public and private sectors need to get in step on net zero

Midlothian Council's head of development - place Fiona Clandillon argues that the commercial and public sectors need to be brought into greater alignment to ensure emission standards are raised across all homes in Scotland.

Published 15 September 2021

Bill Banks: Kingdom Housing Association is proud to be part of Scottish Housing Day 2021

Kingdom chief executive Bill Banks details how the group has been meeting the climate challenge head-on through its Sustainability Policy and beyond.

Published 15 September 2021

Kevin Reid: Building for a greener future

Kevin Reid, chief executive of the Cruden Group, gives a commentary on the Housing and Climate Emergency theme of Scottish Housing Day.

Published 15 September 2021

Gavin Yates: The housing market is broken… we should be careful how we fix it

Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates provides his take on this week's Programme for Government, in particular the proposals for rent controls.

Published 10 September 2021

Kirsty Wells: How social landlords can help to combat climate change: building sustainable foundations

Kirsty Wells, head of Housemark Scotland, highlights how social landlords can play a significant part in combating climate change.

Published 10 September 2021

Martin Gavin: How the Programme for Government stacks up on homelessness

Martin Gavin from Homeless Network Scotland takes a closer look at the housing and homelessness elements in the Programme for Government, published on Tuesday.

Published 8 September 2021

Auditor General: Christie’s clarion call can’t wait another decade

Ten years on from the Christie Commission, Stephen Boyle, the Auditor General for Scotland, discusses the continued need for change in Scotland's public services.

Published 7 September 2021