Springfield Properties has received planning consent for 94 new homes in Banff, Aberdeenshire. The local authority approved plans for private and affordable homes, which will be located just off Golden Knowes Road, to the edge of the town.
An application to convert an old school in Ballater into 26 affordable homes has been turned down by members of the Cairngorms National Park Authority’s planning committee, despite a recommendation from planning officers to approve it. The plans by Grampian Housing Association had involved the con
John Blackwood Landlords are ready to play their part to help ensure households on lower incomes are not priced out of city living, says John Blackwood at the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL).
Christine Macleod A Scottish Government report that shows landlords still have work to do to improve Gypsy/Traveller sites has been welcomed by the Scottish Housing Regulator.
Perth-based housebuilder Stephen has won a prestigious award for its role in what will ultimately become Scotland’s largest new town. The family firm was presented with the ‘Private Development of the Year’ (small) Commendation at the Homes for Scotland Awards 2018.
A revolutionary swimming aid which helps disabled children learn to swim is in the running for a prestigious innovation award. The forward-thinking design, named the AquaPlane, is a swimming and buoyancy aid that has been specifically designed to adapt for a range of users with different needs.
Shelter Scotland’s senior campaigns & policy officer, Lisa Glass, on the health implications of living in a cold home, and what more needs to be done. Thinking about cold homes and fuel poverty might be hard just now given the elusive Scottish summer will soon be upon us, but today 649,000 hou
Schoolchildren encouraged to take 50p challenge to raise money to fight bad housing and homelessness
Helena Simpson P6 at Corstorphine Primary in Edinburgh helping Shelter Scotland launch its 50p schools challenge Primary school pupils across Scotland are being urged to support Shelter Scotland by conducting fundraising events and activities during the charity’s 50th anniversary year.
A one-off screening of the gritty and critically acclaimed film ‘I, Daniel Blake’ – described as a “battle-cry for the dispossessed” – is to be held at Edinburgh Filmhouse on Tuesday 5 June. The screening is part of the 12-month series of activities and events Shelter Scotland is running
Following a re-run of day two of its annual Housing Festival, CIH Scotland’s policy and practice officer Susanne Flynn provides a short recap of the highlights. Following an untimely finish in February due to the wintry weather, CIH Scotland was pleased to be able to offer delegates a re-run of da
A Corpus Christi Primary School pupil with CALA's Ian Conway CALA Homes (West) has earned top marks from Glasgow’s Corpus Christi Primary School after supporting its campaign to install a £90,000 state-of the-art playground.
The townscape around the historic Arbroath Abbey is beginning to change as 40 new homes begin to emerge in the Abbey Quarter. Twelfth century meets the 21st on the rise just off the A92 Montrose Road in what is the latest clear signal of efforts to transform and reconnect the town and its people - p
How can we fund social infrastructure through land value capture? Prof Mark Stephens talks through some of the options from his new research. All advanced economies face challenges of paying for social infrastructure including affordable housing and schools, as well as the challenge of paying for ma
Proposals have been lodged with Dundee City Council for a £3.5 million renovation of one of the city’s historic jute mills. Local practice James Paul Associates plans to convert the Eagle Mills on Victoria Street to 34 residential apartments, a nursery school, bakery and coffee shop and a new fab
Christopher McEleny River Clyde Homes has announced it will be recruiting to 70 new full time and seasonal jobs in Inverclyde over the summer period.