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Almond Housing Association makes Five Sisters Zoo lion appeal donation

Almond Housing Association has donated money to a campaign to rescues and rehome four ex-circus lions from an uncertain future.

Published 12 May 2015

3,000 sign petition to stop rent controls

A petition supporting landlords and letting agents in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in Scotland and opposing the introduction of rent controls has gained more than 3,000 signatures.

Published 11 May 2015

SFHA calls for early focus on devolution

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has urged the record cohort of SNP MPs heading to Westminster to make the devolution of further powers to Scotland a priority.

Published 11 May 2015

Almond Housing Association sponsors charity cycle

Almond Housing Association’s Chris Bonnar is undertaking a seven day cycle ride to raise monies for a local charity.

Published 11 May 2015

Iain Duncan Smith reappointed as work and pensions secretary

Iain Duncan Smith is to remain in charge of welfare reform across the UK after prime minister David Cameron decided to retain him as work and pensions secretary in his new Conservative government.

Published 11 May 2015

Business for Scotland criticises CBI Scotland’s ‘call for austerity’

New CBI Scotland director Hugh Aitken’s calls for austerity to be a priority for the new SNP MPs have been criticised by Business for Scotland.

Published 11 May 2015

Scottish Home Awards finalists announced

Scotland's largest independent awards programme for the housing industry has announced that 47 companies have progressed to the final stages of the highly regarded competition.

Published 11 May 2015

Bield tenants’ fundraiser hits the bull’s-eye

Tenants at Bield’s Glenview Court retirement housing development in Motherwell found their aim was true after organising a darts night featuring professional player Gary Stone to raise funds for future social events.

Published 11 May 2015

Melville launches Great Gardens competition

To showcase the work of its many unsung gardening heroes, Melville Housing Association has launched a Great Gardens competition, giving three green-fingered tenants the chance to put their names up in lights and win a fantastic prize.

Published 11 May 2015

Army veteran to gain work experience thanks to Scottish Veterans Residences

Law firm Balfour+Manson LLP is to welcome Army veteran Adam Powell for work experience this week thanks to its long-standing relationship with Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR).

Published 11 May 2015

PoLHA in £55m deal to build nearly 500 homes by 2020

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) is investing £55 million to build nearly 500 additional new homes in north Edinburgh area by 2020.

Published 8 May 2015

New data shows only modest rise in Scottish rent deposits

Scotland’s average private rented sector deposits have shown only modest increases over the last two years and may actually be on the decrease, according to new data.

Published 8 May 2015

New Scottish home registrations up six per cent

The number of new homes registered in Scotland has increased by 15 per cent over the previous year, an industry body has reported.

Published 8 May 2015

Electrical Safety First launches Scottish manifesto

With almost two thirds of fires in Scottish homes linked to electrical products, consumer safety charity Electrical Safety First has launched its safety manifesto for Scotland.

Published 8 May 2015

Maryhill Housing Association takes to the canal for annual Residents’ Conference

Maryhill Housing Association is heading down the canal by bringing a nautical theme to its annual Residents’ Conference.

Published 8 May 2015