East Lothian Council has concluded a legal agreement worth £8.3 million to purchase 71 flats and houses on two sites at Hallhill, Dunbar from Mansell Homes (part of the Balfour Beatty group). The houses, which will become part of the council’s housing stock, will be built by local firm Hart Build
Waverley Housing’s Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday in St John’s Church Hall, Hawthorn Road, Galashiels. Tenants and guests had an opportunity to give their opinions at the ‘Have Your Say’ area and also browse information stands on display and receive information from Waverley’
Pam Ewen Fife Council has appointed Pam Ewen as the local authority’s new senior manager for planning.
Homes at the Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village looks set to be fully occupied well ahead of schedule. Increased interest from buyers coinciding with the first anniversary of the Games saw around 50 homes sold in just one month, meaning that only 20 of the 300 private homes are still available t
The Highland Council has launched online consultations to discuss planning and housing issues across the region. A review of the council's main planning policy document, the Highland-wide Local Development Plan (HWLDP), is also included.
The Hillcrest Group has achieved the prestigious Investors in Young People (IIYP) Silver Accreditation in recognition of their commitment to the training and development of young people. Lesley Pert, Hillcrest’s HR manager, said: “We are delighted to receive the Investors in Young People Silver
Elaine McShane hands over the cheque to Michael Aries of HIV Scotland Glen Oaks Housing Association has become the first housing association in Scotland to deliver a vital cash boost to an HIV charity.
A Bield very sheltered housing development in Airdrie is looking for tech savvy volunteers and social activity assistants to help expand and enhance the activities offered to its tenants. Broomfield Gardens requires Silver Surfer tutors on a Monday morning or afternoon to support a group of tenants
(from left) Christine McCauldin, Irene Graham, Mary Fox and Ella Maitland Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has raised £1580 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has increased by 626 in a year, official figures have shown. The quarterly Homelessness in Scotland bulletin from Scotland’s Chief Statistician found that 4,896 children were in temporary accommodation on 30 June 2015 – an increase of
Ruth McNeil Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA), which celebrated its 40th anniversary this month, has appointed two new board members and a vice chair.
Construction has started on a new £4.2 million development that will provide tenants in Newton Mearns with an affordable way to buy a new-build home. The rent-to-buy development is the first in Scotland for housing provider QSH, which is targeting £250 million from UK-based investors to deliver 2,
Re-elected chair, Gordon Edwards (left) welcomes Scotland’s housing minister, Margaret Burgess MSP and Doug McLeod, regional director for Scotland, Barratt Homes at the official opening of Grampian HA’s 3,000th property for social rent (Spencer Court, Aberdeen) Tenants and other members of Gramp
Eamonn Hogan One in five UK landlords will be out of business in the next two years due to tax break cuts announced by the government, according to a new study.
A Scottish firm approved by the UK government as green energy advisers has been handed a record fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for making millions of nuisance telephone calls. Cambuslang-based Home Energy & Lifestyle Management Ltd (HELM) received the penalty after makin