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John R. Kernahan: An appreciation

Where do you start in writing An Appreciation of John Kernahan? The words many have used in contacts with me since his passing have included Legend, Character, Pioneer and of course "Big Man". In Scotland, it's only very special people who get the moniker of "Big Man." JRK definitely met this standard, both literally and figuratively.

Published 26 October 2021

Andrew Saunders steps down from board of Almond Housing Association

Andrew Saunders, one of Almond Housing Association’s (AHA’s) founding board members, is stepping down after 27 years of service to the organisation.

Published 26 October 2021

Briar Homes agrees £10m funding package with Housing Growth Partnership

Briar Homes is to become one of the first UK housebuilders to be supported by a Regional Growth Initiative (RGI) from Housing Growth Partnership (HGP) which forms part of the social impact investor's newly created £300 million property fund.

Published 26 October 2021

SHARE director Mary McLuskey to move on

Scottish Housing Associations Resources for Education (SHARE) has revealed that its director Mary McLuskey has been headhunted and will depart the organisation.

Published 26 October 2021

89% of builders 'having to delay jobs' but Scottish workloads and enquiries increase

Almost 90% of small to medium-sized (SME) construction firms in the UK have reported having to delay jobs due to a lack of materials or skilled tradespeople, according to the latest State of Trade Survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Published 26 October 2021

Local jobs for local people at Troon affordable housing project

The local Ayrshire community has benefited from more than just new affordable homes, thanks to the ‘added value’ aspect of the current development programme being progressed by Ayrshire Housing in partnership with Cruden Building West.

Published 26 October 2021

Council tenants move into new homes in Arbroath

A site where lock-up garages once stood now provides much-needed high-quality accommodation for affordable rent for Angus Council tenants.

Published 26 October 2021

Bield welcomes first-footer to St Andrews housing development

A new affordable housing development in St Andrews has welcomed its first-footer into his dream retirement home.

Published 26 October 2021

Architects start COP26 running tours to showcase Glasgow's sustainable sights

A group of architects are offering free running tours of Glasgow during COP26 to highlight where the city is transitioning towards net zero.

Published 26 October 2021

A.C. Whyte showcases its skills academy to finance and economy secretary

Contractor A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd, which focuses on delivering energy efficiency projects in partnership with local authorities and housing associations, invited cabinet secretary for finance and economy, Kate Forbes, to site last week to hear about its Energy Efficiency Skills Academy.

Published 26 October 2021

Sturgeon says unlimited recovery of hydrocarbons 'not sustainable'

The Scottish Government no longer supports unlimited recovery of hydrocarbons including oil and gas, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said in the run-up to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

Published 26 October 2021

Miller Homes to deliver 76 homes in West Dunbartonshire

Miller Homes has announced the launch of its third development in West Dunbartonshire.

Published 26 October 2021

Social housing and COP26 feature - invitation to participate

In anticipation of the forthcoming COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scottish Housing News and Scottish Construction Now will be running a major series on how Scotland’s social housing sector is meeting the net zero challenge.

Published 26 October 2021

'Major refinement' reduces housing provision at planned EuroPark development

Orchard Brae Ltd has submitted revised plans for its EuroPark proposal in North Lanarkshire, reducing the scale of development and removing all planned development to the north of Calderbank with an attendant reduction in housing provision by 250 homes.

Published 25 October 2021

Regulator publishes updated engagement plan for Charing Cross

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published an updated engagement plan for Charing Cross Housing Association following the landlord’s appointment of West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) as its preferred transfer partner.

Published 25 October 2021