Margaret Burgess Housing minister Margaret Burgess has decided to retire from the Scottish Parliament at the end of this parliamentary term.
A green cashback scheme which offers funding to housing associations and local authority landlords towards energy efficiency measures is to reopen after a £5 million investment pledge by the Scottish Government. The HEEPS: Cashback - Social Landlords Scheme forms part of the Scottish Government’s
Christine Macleod Landlords show a strong commitment to accurate performance reporting and are responding to the challenges of reporting on the Charter, according to a new report by the Scottish Housing Regulator.
North Ayrshire Council has pledged to invest over £1.6 million to help accommodate hundreds of new homes in Montgomerie Park. Councillors heard this week that there remains scope for another 550 houses to be built at the site in Irvine, in addition to the 350 private and affordable homes already co
East Dunbartonshire Council risks the long-term sustainability of its services if it does not close the gap between the council’s ambitions and delivering these on the ground, the local government spending watchdog has warned. In a report published today, the Accounts Commission says the council d
The Scottish Government’s Joint Housing Policy and Delivery Group has developed a five-year action plan to ensure that all people in Scotland live in high quality sustainable homes that they can afford and that meet their needs. Published yesterday, the Joint Delivery Plan captures a crucial set o
Alex Neil Social justice secretary Alex Neil has called for an inter-governmental meeting to discuss the implications of a planned £12 billion welfare cut on powers contained in the new Scotland Bill.
Housing convener David McBride, vice convener Lawrence O’Neill, representatives of West Dunbartonshire Council, representative of TPAS and members of West Dunbartonshire Tenants and Residents Organisation West Dunbartonshire Council has received an award in recognition of its commitment to involvi
Maryhill Housing Association has put the emphasis firmly on scrutiny of its work by the tenants it serves. The association has completed its first ever ‘Tenant Scrutiny Project’ which has examined the way the organisation conducts itself.
East Lothian Council has evicted a tenant for breaching his tenancy agreement after being convicted of being in possession, and supplying drugs at his property in Hardgate, Haddington. The tenant was convicted for ‘being concerned with the supply of drugs’ in 2014 resulting in a five month custo
Bield has supplied several of their developments across Scotland with various seed kits to get their gardens blooming this summer. Joining the UK’s biggest ever wild flower campaign, Grow Wild is an initiative run by Kew Royal Botanic Gardens and aims to reintroduce native flowers and bees in Scot
The latest ng homes international community cook-in took place at Keppoch Campus last week and was attended by over 100 people with parents and children enjoying a variety of dishes prepared by local chefs. From Scotland Paul O’Brien served up a vegetarian option of Italian Potato Salad and Marc L
Margaret Burgess The Scottish Government is ahead of its five-year target to deliver 30,000 affordable homes by March 2016, despite a decrease in the number of social sector homes being built.
Glasgow City Council has revealed details of the range of projects to benefit from its share of a £1.13 billion City Deal over the next 10 years. The work, which will result in £400 million being spent in Glasgow, will include a new bridge, cycle routes, improved roads and pavements and the creati
Mary Taylor To mark its 40th anniversary year, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is kicking off the celebrations at its annual conference.