Richard Jennings Castle Rock Edinvar’s Richard Jennings asks how do we innovate to solve the problem of too many people living in cold homes?
A build to rent scheme of up to 400 homes was approved at Fountainbridge in Edinburgh last year Shelter Scotland’s James Battye blogs on why affordable housing must be the priority in Scotland’s housebuilding programme.
Cables Wynd House, better known as the Leith Banana Flats - Crown Copyright @ Historic Environment Scotland The decision to award Grade A-listed status to Edinburgh’s ‘Banana Flats’ was a bold move, but time will tell whether it will be a positive one for Leith and its residents, writes Richar
John Blackwood Private landlords representative John Blackwood encourages people to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Universal Credit regulations.
Blog: Creating a fairer, wealthier and healthier society – defining the role of the Scottish RSL in the 21st century
Calum Macaulay Calum Macaulay from Albyn Housing Society flies the flag for housing associations in Scotland
Jonathan Fair McCarthy & Stone managing director, Jonathan Fair, reflects on the Scottish and UK government planning consultations and the growing need for older people’s housing.
Jim Rooney Experienced housing practitioner Jim Rooney has been working in asset management for the past 25 years and this year will chair HouseMark Scotland’s new Active Asset Management Specialist Club. He considers the main challenges currently facing registered social landlords in asset manage
Blog: Linking health and fuel poverty – new catalogue of schemes shares what’s happening throughout Scotland
What support is available to help those in fuel poverty? Lisa Glass blogs on Shelter Scotland’s new guide with Energy Action Scotland. There has been a lot of attention recently on fuel poverty, and 748,000 fuel poor households marked a failed target to eradicate fuel poverty by November 2016. Two
There's lots of work taking place in the Private Rented Sector in Scotland's cities, writes the Scottish Cities Alliance. The housing market has gone through a sea change in the past few years with the Private Rented Sector emerging as a key trend, for both occupiers and investors.
Harry Smith Gillespie Macandrew’s housebuilding expert Harry Smith says now is not the time for Scotland’s housebuilders to be cautious.
Aoife Deery digests Shelter Scotland’s latest report into the increasing use of temporary accommodation in Scotland. For the third year running, Shelter Scotland carried out research into the use of temporary accommodation by local authorities and compiled a report of our findings. The data suppli
Derek Petrie As the £1 billion development of Dundee’s Waterfront area continues, Derek Petrie, a property expert at law firm Lindsays, wants to shine the spotlight on the regeneration taking place throughout the rest of the city and the wider region.
Susan Aktmel As the population lives longer and the percentage of Scots living in accommodation social rent falls, a professional and responsible private rented sector can help fill the void, writes Susan Aktemel.
Lisa Glass By Lisa Glass, policy officer at Shelter Scotland
Scottish Cities Alliance’s housing advisor Jim Hayton speaks about the Alliance’s role on the European Housing Partnership and how it will assist Scotland’s cities to deliver more affordable housing in Scotland.