Jackie Baillie MSP with Bield chair Gerry O'Sullivan An innovative housing development in Dumbarton has been hailed as a shining example of how high quality and affordable homes can be provided for older people.
Nan Phillips Residents at Cairn Housing Association’s Gilmour Court in Glenrothes held an art exhibition to showcase the work they produced during an eight week art course funded by the Cairn Community Fund.
Fife Council is giving the public the chance to view plans for proposed affordable housing developments in Methil and Leven. The Methil proposal is for 26 affordable homes to be built at the former council depot in Keir Hardie Street with a mix of wheelchair bungalows and two storey houses. The deve
In less than three weeks, industry leaders and property professionals from across Scotland will gather at Property 2015 in Edinburgh. The challenges for the property sector continue to increase for the public and private sector alike. New development and regeneration of our existing built environmen
Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) is to commission an independent review of its governance after the Scottish Housing Regulator identified weaknesses in its performance. An updated regulation plan was published this week following an inquiry to investigate matters of concern in relation to
Councillors have decided not to relax planning conditions to try to resolve a dispute that is holding up a major 3,000-home development in Aberdeen. The £700 million scheme at Countesswells, west of Hazlehead Park, was approved last October but work is being delayed because of a ‘Section 75’ di
Owners of empty homes in West Dunbartonshire could be eligible for refunds after councillors approved backdated changes to Council Tax charges. In April 2014, West Dunbartonshire Council was keen to get local empty homes back into use and introduced a policy which meant owners of empty homes could b
Council tenants in Perth and Kinross are being invited to take part in a review of the housing rent charging structure. Open meetings are being held throughout August and September to consult with tenants on how the new rent policy is devised and how it can be affected by property characteristics su
Residents and interest groups living in Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland have been invited to share their views on how to shape the future of the region at a series of engagement events organised by the South East Scotland Strategic Development Planning Authority (SESplan). The events mark t
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.