CIH Scotland’s new policy and practice officer Catherine Hall details her journey to working in Scotland's housing sector and her passion for environmental law. Throughout my degree in law, I struggled to connect with the idea of pursuing the typical ‘commercial solicitor&rsquo
Following the report from the independent scrutiny board on Mears’ performance as a housing provider, executive director Alan Long discusses why the housing sector should be taking scrutiny more seriously. Scrutiny is a word which is often bandied about – people say more o
Having previously outlined the policy proposals Homeless Action Scotland believes should be adopted by the next Scottish Parliament, communications and engagement manager Garry Burns tackles each of those in detail, beginning with the introduction of a new homelessness and housing minister.
Di Alexander, chairman of the Highlands & Islands Housing Associations Affordable Warmth Group and former chair of the Scottish Government’s Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force, details how extreme fuel poverty continues to affect far too many of Scotland's citizens. Extreme fuel poverty continu
Heat networks have not been widely adopted in the UK due to a lack of regulation and resulting lack of consumer confidence. They also require significant upfront capital costs. As Scotland is the first nation within the UK to bring out legislation in this area, Sarah-Jane McArthur and Sara
CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk reflects on what is missing from Housing to 2040. Last month saw the publication of Housing to 2040, a 20-year strategy full of welcome ambition about the future of our sector and the role of housing in improving society at large.
Kirsty Wells, head of Housemark Scotland, highlights why now is the perfect time for innovation in the housing sector across all of the UK's devolved nations. The world is changing faster than ever. Technological breakthroughs in areas from artificial intelligence to biotechnologies are now heraldin
Effective marketing materials are essential for buyers to make the biggest purchase of their lives, ideally combining digital and real-world resources. Queensberry Properties’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies, explores the latest initiatives. Compared to many industries, the house bu
After a Scottish Government Reporter reversed on appeal the decision by the City of Edinburgh Council to refuse a Change of Use application to short-term holiday let at Johnston Terrace, heritage body The Cockburn Association shares its concerns regarding the events and
Housing Options Scotland is a charity helping people with disabilities to find the best possible accommodation for their needs. Working with a large cross-section of society, the charity has noticed that - despite doubling their caseload in the past year - people with learning difficulties still onl
Steven Tolson, who chaired the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Housing’s sub-group, shares his thoughts on the publication of the final vision for Housing to 2040. Back in 2019, Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Housing Group created a sub-group of experienced profession
All In For Change bridges the gap between homelessness policy, planning and action on the ground. It includes people from across Scotland committed to ending homelessness who each bring unique knowledge to the table, either from working in the housing, social care or homelessness sectors or through
Clyde Gateway's project manager Amy Wimpenny details the introduction of a 20-minute neighbourhood scheme in the area. The last twelve months have seen a dramatic change to the way we live and work. Never have we all spent so much time in and around our local area. The concept of 20-minute neighbour