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A new funding programme has been launched for broadband for rural communities across Scotland. First minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced the new Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) broadband grant scheme is now open for applications.

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One of the UK’s leading progressive think-tanks, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), has appointed its first director in Scotland. Russell Gunson, currently director of NUS Scotland, will lead the new think-tank working on public policy north of the Border, IPPR Scotland.

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An annual report into the tenure of Scottish households has renewed calls from across the sector for an “urgent need” for more affordable homes. Results from the Scottish Household Survey 2014 found that the social rented sector has declined from 32 per cent of all households in 1999 to 24 per c

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Gentoo has announced it must make a number of “inevitable redundancies” as it looks to make up an estimated shortfall of £72 million. The Sunderland housing group, which formed a partnership with West of Scotland Housing Association in April 2013, said it needed to save £18m a year for the nex

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A masterplan which will see a major northward expansion of Elgin over the next two decades has been approved by Moray councillors. The blueprint for Findrassie has been prepared by the landowner, Pitgaveny Estate, in partnership with Moray Council and provides for around 1500 new homes in addition t

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A theatre company currently performing at the Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh has created a piece of activist theatre which aims to make some noise about the housing crisis facing the UK. Developed with Battersea Arts Centre and The Civic in Barnsley, The Focus E15 Mothers’ Story hopes to rally local

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