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Marshall Construction begins work on £7.9m Alloa housing development

Following 12 weeks of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marshall Construction has now commenced work on the delivery of 54 new affordable homes in Alloa.

Published 6 July 2020

Queens Cross receives £15,000 funding grant to help more young people during COVID-19

Queens Cross Housing Association has received a further £15,000 of funding from the Scottish Government's Wellbeing Fund to help more young people during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 6 July 2020

Ayrshire Housing supports community coronavirus response

Ayrshire Housing has been recognised as a community anchor to help channel Scottish Government support to the voluntary sector during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 6 July 2020

Funding helps Cloch Housing Association deliver fun activity packs for young children

Cloch Housing Association is delivering 150 activity packs to households with children aged under 5 years as part of a funding package received from the Scottish Government's Supporting Communities Fund.

Published 6 July 2020

Affordable homes planned at former Moray hospital

Moray Council has submitted plans to build 62 affordable homes on the site of the former Spynie Hospital in Elgin.

Published 6 July 2020

Perthshire homes approved despite technical difficulties

An 187-home development in Stanley has been approved by Perth & Kinross Council in a process which saw a councillor unable to cast his vote after his computer crashed.

Published 6 July 2020

Free webinar: Legal structures for community-led housing

Want help figuring out your CIC from your SCIO?  Working out which legal structure is right for your community housing project can seem like a daunting prospect, but Rural Housing Scotland’s new webinar is designed to demystify the options and help you figure out the best approach for you.

Published 6 July 2020

Scottish Government calls for National Debt Plan

Finance secretary Kate Forbes has urged the UK Government to introduce a range of vital new measures to support Scotland’s response to the current economic crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 6 July 2020

Resigning Thistle board member questions ‘over £500,000 spend’ on consultants

Nearly two years after the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) took statutory action against Thistle Housing Association, long-serving committee member Brenda Wilson has resigned from the board, saying that more than half a million pounds has been spent on consultants since the Association found itself in trouble.

Published 3 July 2020

Cunninghame Housing Association and RBS agree £15m funding agreement for new social housing

Cunninghame Housing Association has agreed a £15 million funding programme with Royal Bank of Scotland to create a new social housing programme for Ayrshire and the Borders.

Published 3 July 2020

SFHA provides weekly Social Housing Resilience Group update

The recent work of the Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has been outlined in the weekly update provided by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 3 July 2020

Regulator renews commitment to tenant and service user involvement

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published its new plan for involving tenants and service users which it said will put them at the heart of its work.

Published 3 July 2020

Aberdeen extends city centre affordable housing moratorium

A moratorium on affordable housing requirements for developments in Aberdeen city centre has been extended until June 2022.

Published 3 July 2020

Positive outlook for McTaggart Construction

McTaggart Construction has begun the second half of the year positively with several contract wins, new site starts and a senior appointment. 

Published 3 July 2020

Survey: Digital exclusion and the impact of COVID-19 among Scottish social housing tenants

People working within the housing sector are being invited to participate in an online survey that is focusing on the impact that COVID-19 is having on digitally excluded social housing tenants across Scotland.

Published 3 July 2020