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Kirsty Morrison, group chief executive of Albyn Housing Society, discusses the challenges facing social housing providers in Scotland, including funding cuts, rising costs, and increased demand, while highlighting innovative solutions and the need for further societal discussion. Providing everyone

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Callum Chomczuk, national director at CIH Scotland, on what the general election means for housing in Scotland. The declaration of a housing emergency by the Scottish Parliament and seven local authorities, alongside the introduction of a Housing Bill has dominated discussions of housing policy in S

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Laura Nacyte, development and engagement worker at Women’s Support Project, shares information about a national project focused on the needs of women who sell or exchange sex - and details how the housing sector can get involved. At CSE Aware – a national awareness raising and

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Julie Moulsdale from Perceptive Communicators shares how the homebuilding industry can use proactive community engagement to unlock the planning system. We are in the grip of a nationwide housing crisis, yet recent figures reveal that the timescale for average planning application is four times long

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The full impact of the Cladding Remediation Bill, which was recently passed in the Scottish Parliament, is still to be felt within the construction sector, write Shona Frame and Ryan McCuaig. The 2017 Grenfell Tower tragedy, which claimed 72 lives, put a sharp focus on the safety of cladding systems

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Grampian Housing Association Group CEO Craig Stirrat looks to address the longer-term systemic problems in social housing which are a major factor contributing to the immediate crisis. Following the declaration of a Housing Emergency by the Scottish Government in May, the Housing 2040 Strategy Group

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Alasdair Rankin, managing director of Aitken Turnbull Architects, asks what the cancellation of carbon targets in Scotland means for the construction industry more widely. The Scottish Government has cancelled its commitment to meeting interim net zero targets in 2030, although since that happened,

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Muir Group chief executive Martin Smith takes a positive look at housebuilding across the UK amid indications of recovery for the sector. There is no denying that the challenges faced across the housebuilding and wider construction industry over the last few years have been particularly ac

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Col. Sylvia Hinton, secretary for Scotland with The Salvation Army, provides insight into the charity's new report that champions access to addiction and mental health support to prevent repeat homelessness. It is said that when our founder William Booth saw men sleeping under the bridges of Lo

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Jimmy Black reflects on the domestic abuse provisions in the current Housing (Scotland) Bill, and picks up themes from the latest episode of the SHN podcast which spotlights good practice for landlords.

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