House prices in Scotland continue to grow faster than UK average

The average price of a property in Scotland in June 2019 was £151,891 – an increase of 1.3% on June in the previous year, the latest statistics from the UK House Price Index (HPI) have shown.

Published 14 August 2019

Manor Estates to welcome new chief executive

Manor Estates Housing Association has appointed Claire Ironside as chief executive following the retirement of previous CEO Graeme Russell.

Published 13 August 2019

Caledonia fills new role of director of finance and governance

Leigh Grubb is to join Caledonia Housing Association as its new director of finance and governance.

Published 13 August 2019

£10m made available for charities to support vulnerable energy consumers

The fifth round of the Ofgem Energy Redress Scheme will reopen for applications on August 19 with £10 million available, the largest amount being accessible to support vulnerable energy consumers.

Published 13 August 2019

Revised guidance for Strategic Housing Investment Plans published

The Scottish Government has published revised guidance for local authorities who prepare Strategic Housing Investment Plans (SHIPs).

Published 13 August 2019

Family moves in to ‘life-changing’ North Sighthill regeneration project

A family of five is looking ahead to a new life after moving into their new council house in North Sighthill.

Published 13 August 2019

North Lanarkshire Council launches consultation on future housing strategy

North Lanarkshire Council is seeking input on the development of its new housing strategy and shaping future services.

Published 13 August 2019

School pupils get a taste of the world of work at Ochil View

Ochil View Housing Association provided a paid internship opportunity to two local school pupils to gain valuable “real life” experience of working in the social sector.

Published 13 August 2019

EHRA hosts ‘slammin’ community festival in Easterhouse

The Easterhouse Housing & Regeneration Alliance (EHRA) has said it was overwhelmed by the numbers of visitors to its 2019 community festival, held at platform @the bridge in Easterhouse.

Published 13 August 2019

Fun on the menu at Ardenglen holiday club

A fun-packed and free six-week long activity programme for kids in Castlemilk has been hailed a huge success.

Published 13 August 2019

Calls for investigation as quarter of a million people have been sanctioned under Universal Credit

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has called for an urgent investigation into the sanctions system as new figures released by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) today reveal a quarter of a million people across the UK have been sanctioned under Universal Credit.

Published 13 August 2019

Three-quarters of British public say there is a housing crisis

Almost three-quarters of people across Great Britain believe there’s a housing crisis and more than half think not enough attention is being paid to it, according to a new poll.

Published 13 August 2019

James Gibb creates Scotland’s second largest factoring business with new acquisition

James Gibb Residential Factors has acquired Life Property Management (lpm) in a significant deal to create Scotland’s second-largest factoring business.

Published 13 August 2019

Consultation planned ahead of new Kirkcaldy homes application

Whiteburn Projects will host the first of two public consultation events this month to update the local community of its plans for a residential development in Kirkcaldy.

Published 13 August 2019

Landlord who failed to pay tenancy deposit into approved scheme for four years unsuccessful in appeal

A landlord who failed to pay a tenancy deposit into an approved deposit scheme until four years into the tenancy has been unsuccessful in challenging a payment order.

Published 12 August 2019