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After sitting down with Places For People Scotland’s managing director Tom Norris for the Scottish Housing News Podcast to discuss the stigmas that still surround social housing in Scotland, Jimmy Black reveals how his experiences have shaped his outlook to this day.

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Jimmy Black reflects on the recent Holyrood launch of the Scottish Housing with Care Taskforce report. The challenge of housing our older people was the main focus of a recent reception in Holyrood, sponsored by Paul McLennan MSP. Some at the event, however, took a broader view of the meaning of Hou

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Scottish Housing News Podcast co-host Jimmy Black rounds up a lively debate on the topic of housing affordability from the latest episode.

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Scottish Empty Homes Partnership national project manager Shaheena Din appeared on the latest episode of the Scottish Housing News Podcast to outline the importance of having an Empty Homes Officer and empty homes strategy, podcast co-host Jimmy Black explains more.

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Scottish Housing News Podcast co-host Jimmy Black shares his thoughts on the discussion with Community Land Scotland chair Ailsa Raeburn, the community buy out on the Isle of Gigha and the parallels with community-based housing associations. Folk singer Dougie McLean sings of the myst

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Common sense suggests that building houses in factories and screwing them together on site is the most efficient way of creating homes. But generally, that’s not the way we do it. So we brought two pioneers of modular construction together to explain it all on the Scottish Housing News Po

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The latest episode of the Scottish Housing News Podcast features Ann Leslie of Lar Housing Trust and Matthew Busher of Kingdom Group, both leaders in mid-market renting (MMR). Jimmy Black wonders if MMR could fix a broken housing market… To the Romans, lares domestici were housegods who looke

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Craig Sanderson retired after 44 years at the Link Group Ltd, 31 of those as CEO. TPAS chief executive Lesley Baird will step down soon after 25 years. On Episode 4 of the Scottish Housing News Podcast, they cast their minds back to a time when modern housing associations were new and tenants s

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Scottish Housing News Podcast co-host Jimmy Black gives his take on today's new episode in which Professor Douglas Robertson tells SHN… if we can’t fix leaky roofs in private flats, how will we ever make them carbon neutral? Meantime, Cllr Anne Rendall reflects on £4.4 millio

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