Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) has recruited Jasmyn Davidson as its new tenant engagement assistant. A psychology student at Edinburgh Napier University, Jasmyn is about to go into the 4th year of her degree and will work with SBHA and the Scottish Borders Tenants Organisation (SBTO) as
Councillor Shona Morrison from Moray Council has been elected as the 16th president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) following a meeting of the full Convention in Edinburgh on Friday. Councillor Steven Heddle from Orkney Islands Council was appointed vice-president at the same
Albyn Housing Society has concluded its recruitment process for a new chief executive with the appointment of Kirsty Morrison. Ms Morrison began working as the permanent chief executive at the beginning of this month, having been interim chief executive of the organisation since August last year.
Glen Oaks Housing Association has appointed Kirsty Wilson as its new housing services director. Ms Wilson took up the role on June 1 and succeeds long-serving predecessor Jean Murray who has retired.
Propertymark’s policy manager for the UK devolved nations Daryl McIntosh has joined the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Housing. The group’s membership includes MSPs and representatives from a range of organisations who share information and discuss matters relating to h
West Dunbartonshire Council has appointed its current chief officer of regulatory and regeneration Peter Hessett as its new chief executive. Mr Hessett brings a wealth of local authority experience to the role and a firm commitment to do all he can to support communities through current pressur
Horizon Housing Association has appointed Paralympian curling champion Aileen Neilson as an ambassador to help campaign for action to address a critical shortage of affordable accessible homes in Scotland. Aileen Neilson is a distinguished athlete who represented Team GB in wheelchair curling at the
Scottish Ministers have today appointed Andrew Watson as deputy chair of the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) board for three years from 1 June 2022. Andrew has served on the Regulator’s board since 2017. The board sets the Regulator’s strategic direction and has responsibility for gover
Stephen Lewis, managing director of HFD Property Group, will be appointed as chair of the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) at the organisation’s annual conference in Edinburgh today. Stephen Lewis succeeds Kevin Robertson, managing director of KR Developments, who has chaired the SPF since A
Ron McArthur, director of asset management at Angus Housing Association, is set to retire after 10 successful years. During his time with Angus Housing Association, Ron McArthur has managed the development of over 300 new properties. Starting off primarily looking after the maintenance, he witnessed
Social Enterprise Scotland has announced that Professor Ian Welsh OBE will chair a transition group to oversee the move to a single body to represent the country’s social enterprises. Professor Welsh was chief executive of the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland for 12 years and has serve
The Scottish Housing Regulator has appointed a new team of 12 independent, volunteer tenant advisors to help keep tenants’ views at the heart of its work.
Inverness-based investment group GEG Capital Ltd has acquired Highland construction company WGC (Scotland) Ltd. Following the acquisition - which will see WGC continue as a standalone entity within the group - GEG Capital will support the existing management team to target growth in the social housi
Ardenglen Housing Association has appointed David Byfield as its new CEO. Mr Byfield has more than 20 years’ experience in social housing and joined Ardenglen as the director of finance, digital and corporate services in February 2019. He has played a pivotal role in supporting positive and pr
Housing and care specialist Bield has hired a director of people and organisational development (OD) as it looks to deliver a new strategy around staff wellbeing and performance. Nikki Ritchie has been appointed to help position Bield as the employer of choice in the sector, while targeting increase