Ahead of Scottish Housing Day on September 13, Home in Scotland director Audrey Simpson shares her journey into a career in housing and explains why it’s an exciting sector for both school leavers and those working in other sectors. Career Path
Scottish Housing Regulator board member Marieke Dwarshuis shares the deatils from the latest meeting of its urban landlord group. We meet regularly with three standing groups of senior people from Registered Social Landlords to discuss important and topical issues in social housing in Scotland. Take
Kieran Sexton, commercial director at AS Homes (Scotland) and Briar Homes Ltd, highlights the importance of embracing work experience in the construction sector. Scottish Housing Day takes place next week, with the theme of "celebrating housing as a career". I have been commercial director at Scotti
In the lead-up to Scottish Housing Day on Wednesday, September 13, Link Group’s community investment officer Lyndsey Murphy shares how growing up in social housing improved her and her parents’ lives. From growing up in social housing to working for a social landlord
In the lead-up to Scottish Housing Day on Wednesday, September 13, Larkfield’s maintenance assistant Rebecca Turner shares why her job motivates her and what attracted her to the housing sector. What motivates you about your job?
In the lead-up to Scottish Housing Day 2023, Wheatley Group’s Alan Glasgow shares how his career in housing has taken him from a youth trainee at 16 to his latest role as managing director for Wheatley Homes South. From an early age, I knew housing was for me.
As the General Register of Sasines approaches the end of its 400-year reign, big decisions lie ahead for property and land owners, writes Amanda Cameron. Scotland’s General Register of Sasines is the oldest national land register of property interests in the world, having been established
Do passive houses really need to cost more than "normal" ones? And can they still get damp? Jimmy Black explores some themes after a conversation with Angela Currie and Janice McDonald of Hanover Scotland. Decisions, decisions. Take a popular housing scheme in a settled community in one of the lovel
As the sector counts down to Scottish Housing Day and the new Housing Bill around the corner, Grampian Housing Association Group CEO Craig Stirrat said a requirement for housing qualifications must at least be in the conversation. Scottish Housing Day will take place on Wedn
David Stewart, policy and practice lead at the Scottish Land Commission, discusses the commission's latest research and explores the importance of option agreements in creating better places. The Scottish Land Commission has published research on what information is available on where new homes are
Lorraine McGrath, CEO of homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland, responds to today's latest Scottish Drug Death figures, which found that 1,051 people died due to drug misuse in 2022, a decrease of 279 deaths (21%) compared with 2021 and the lowest annual total since 2017. The annual announce
Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) director David Bookbinder introduces a new discussion paper regarding annual rent increase consultations. Social landlords’ duty to consult on the annual rent increase is here to stay. But is the process sometimes made out to be