Scotland’s housing shortfall could be plugged by Build to Rent homes but opportunities as well as threats exist for the sector, says Dr John Boyle. Build to Rent (BTR), or institutional investment in the private rented sector (PRS), is now emerging as a major new way of providing housing acros
Dave Roberts Social housing specialist Dave Roberts on the important good governance steps RSLs should follow to prevent from going into high regulation.
Julie Fadden As she prepares to hand over the reins to Alison Inman, CIH speaks to Julie Fadden to find out what she’s enjoyed most about being president, her biggest achievements and her hopes for her legacy.
Social Bite co-founder Josh Littlejohn outside the new village project The Scottish Government's Health and Social Care Integration Team describe their visit to the prototype home which is set to take its place in the Social Bite Village in Edinburgh.
David Orr If there is to be any good coming from the tragedy of Grenfell Tower, it’s that politicians, policy makers and public alike agree that we need a clear affordable housing offer for everyone, writes David Orr.
Image provided courtesy of Galson Estate Trust Shaz Morton and Andrew Prendergast from think tank and advocacy group Common Weal describe the key aspects of community-led housing and look at two initiatives in the Highlands & Islands that are putting the principles into practise.
Richard Jennings The Edinburgh Region has recently signed a City Deal that has sadly missed the mark when it comes to Placemaking, writes Castle Rock Edinvar managing director Richard Jennings.
Helen Moore Following Harry Woodward’s blog on Tuesday, Helen Moore offers her reflections on Paul Sng’s documentary Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle.
John Gallacher at the Athletes' Village development in Dalmarnock John Gallacher champions the use of mixed tenure developments to create thriving and sustainable communities as he looks back on four decades spent in the housing industry.
Harry Woodward Harry Woodward writes in a personal capacity about Paul Sng’s documentary, Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle.
Cyrenians chief executive Ewan Aitken reflects on new homelessness research from Crisis. The recent report from the excellent Heriot Watt University commissioned by Crisis as part of their 50th year anniversary predicting a 50% plus rise in homelessness is shocking, but it comes as no surprise for m
Work is set to begin on Clydebank Housing Association’s (CHA) new community garden in Radnor Park.
Council leader, Douglas Campbell (centre) provides lunch after a football session at the John Pollock Centre in Ayr Hundreds of children in Ayr North and Girvan have benefited from more than 7,000 healthy lunches served up at activities taking place during the summer break.
Image of the Grenfell Tower fire courtesy of Natalie Oxford via Twitter The social housing sector must make changes across all its platforms, says Andrew Morrison.
Blog: Smaller households, fewer houses built, and more people: how statistics help us understand Scotland’s housing crisis
Lisa Glass New figures from the National Records of Scotland can shed some light on the structural factors behind Scotland’s housing crisis, writes Lisa Glass.