Opinion

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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. Scotland has some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world. It is no wonder that plac

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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 consid

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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 commitm

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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. Stories connect us, it's a simple truth. We all share stories, about our daily life, our holida

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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.

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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. Commercial housebuilders have been essential partners in delivering Sco

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Kevin Reid, chief executive of the Cruden Group, gives a commentary on the Housing and Climate Emergency theme of Scottish Housing Day. In the 2018-2019 financial year more new homes were built in Scotland than at any time since the crash of 2008. Covid put the brakes on activity levels and alt

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Martin Gavin from Homeless Network Scotland takes a closer look at the housing and homelessness elements in the Programme for Government, published on Tuesday. ‘A Fairer, Greener Scotland’ declares the bold white typeface set against blue sky in the striking cover photograph for the 2021

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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. Ten years ago, the Christie report set out an inspiring agenda for change that would put people at the heart of public services. Unl

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