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Shelter Scotland’s Aoife Deery believes it’s time to regroup, reflect and reorganise on tackling homelessness. After the political, social and cultural rollercoaster that was 2016 and the waves of news that crashed upon us almost unrelentingly, the Christmas period and the new year have hopefull

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Trust Housing Association invited Age Scotland to run healthy active ageing showcase events at 18 of their premises across Scotland. Thanks to funding from the Life Changes Trust the charity was pleased to be able to say yes, writes Doug Anthoney. Number nine: Grapevine. Number two: do Kung-Fu.

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Hew Edgar discusses a Tenement Health Check policy proposal published by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland (RICS Scotland). Following significant stakeholder engagement, we have published our Tenement Health Check policy proposal. This establishes mandatory five-year building co

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The City of Edinburgh Council’s new Local Development Plan provides a clear framework to manage the capital's growth, says Councillor Ian Perry. Edinburgh is a hugely successful city which is expected to grow by about 10 per cent in the next decade.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrSOxT6FUPE&feature=youtu.be Shelter Scotland’s Nora Uhrig asks what does the right to housing mean and why is it so important to see housing as a human right.

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Hew Edgar Prior to the highly anticipated Planning Bill White Paper, RICS in Scotland has worked with ICE and RTPI to devise five shared priorities for planning in Scotland, writes Hew Edgar.

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Daradjeet Jagpal Consultant and solicitor Daradjeet Jagpal responds to the Scottish Government consultation on extending Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to RSLs in Scotland.

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Neil Collar, head of Brodies’ Planning Group Why do Ministers call-in planning cases? Does it make any difference to outcomes? Neil Collar from Brodies discusses.

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Aoife Deery details Shelter Scotland’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on social security. At the end of October, Shelter Scotland submitted our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on social security. We appreciated this opportunity to help shape the new Scott

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Landa Rolland from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland recalls the moment when they surprised the Shettleston Community Growing Project in Glasgow with the news that their application for £127, 986 was successful. It was a dreich Thursday morning in Glasgow’s east end when Big Lottery Fund Scotland pro

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What does a day in planning enforcement look like? A pertinent question for Katherine Pollard, the network manager at the RTPI’s National Association of Planning Enforcement (NAPE). Since my first day in 2015 I’ve been guided and am working alongside a dedicated voluntary committee which represe

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Frances Snee, empty homes adviser at Shelter Scotland, visits Argyll to see the successful completion of an empty home renovation. I was lucky enough to go on a day trip across the water to Dunoon the other week. I’d been invited by Argyll and Bute’s Empty Homes Officer Kelly Ferns. Kelly was in

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