Inverurie has been named as Scotland’s solar capital as new figures reveal the nation’s love affair with home-grown energy for the first time. Figures from industry body Scottish Renewables and Scotland’s Rural College show that around 42,000 solar schemes (equivalent to around 660,000 250W so
A Moray Council committee has approved a draft homelessness strategy for the next three years, which will now be put to consultation among the community. The document sets out how the council and its partners will continue to work together to prevent and alleviate homelessness.
Housing minister Margaret Burgess The Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force is meeting for the first time in Inverness today, exploring the issues facing people from rural communities who are in fuel poverty.
From left to right: John Ross and Bill Smith Seven residents at a Port of Leith Housing Association development have taken to growing their own fruit and vegetables, thanks to a scheme run by the housing provider.
Eilidh Whiteford Almost half of all sanctions imposed on the UK government’s Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) have been overturned when reviewed, according to official figures.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has admitted using made-up stories from fictional claimants to demonstrate the positive impact of benefit sanctions. The revelation comes in response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from Welfare Weekly, which questioned whether the comments used i
Plans to demolish a former Aberdeen hotel and build affordable housing have been granted conditional approval. Members of Aberdeen City Council’s planning development management committee agreed to grant detailed planning permission for the Cloverleaf Hotel site in Bucksburn, subject to a legal ag
West Dunbartonshire Council tenants are being consulted on proposals to reduce weekly rent charges by spreading payments over the whole year instead of 47 weeks. The move is a response to the introduction of Universal Credit, which means some tenants now receive a single monthly benefit payment to m
People who are running online businesses through an app store or listings site such as online auctioneer eBay or lettings portal Airbnb, could be about to be hit by a new government crackdown on tax evasion. Airbnb is a website for people to list, find, and rent lodging. It has over 1,500,000 listin