News



Adoption of Scottish planning policy in local development plans assessed in new research

New research into how effective the existing Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) policies are in influencing the preparation of local development plans and determining planning applications has been published by the Scottish Government.

Published 10 October 2019

Dr Jamie Stewart: When are smart meters not smart enough?

Dr Jamie Stewart, energy policy manager at Citizens Advice Scotland, discusses why the mass installation of smart meters in homes should be stalled.

Published 10 October 2019

James Gibb Property Management expands into Dundee

James Gibb Property Management Ltd has acquired the factoring division of Graham and Sibbald, one of Scotland’s premier chartered surveyors and property consultants, expanding its business into Dundee.

Published 10 October 2019

Edinburgh Tenants Federation supports Challenge Poverty Week

Representatives from Edinburgh Tenants Federation (ETF) supported Challenge Poverty Week by coming together for an afternoon tea.

Published 10 October 2019

Scottish Charity Regulator appoints Maureen Mallon as new CEO

The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has appointed Maureen Mallon as its new chief executive.

Published 10 October 2019

Lindsay Wake appointed Social Investment Scotland's first head of impact

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has appointed Lindsay Wake as its first ever head of impact.

Published 10 October 2019

CALA Homes team carries out community clean-up

Staff members from CALA Homes (West) have carried out a community clean up around a new housing development in Erskine.

Published 10 October 2019

Mark Griffiths steps up to chair role at Rural Stirling Housing Association

Rural Stirling Housing Association has announced the appointment of its new chair.

Published 9 October 2019

Falkirk unveils plans for more than 1,800 new affordable homes

More than 1,800 additional social housing homes are planned to be provided across the Falkirk Council area over the next five years following a bid put forward to Scottish Government.

Published 9 October 2019

SFHA calls on Scottish Government to deliver support services for tenants in preparation for Brexit

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is calling on the Scottish Government to put measures in place to support vulnerable tenants across Scotland if there is an unplanned and disorderly Brexit and has committed to working with the government in order to deliver it.

Published 9 October 2019

UK: Social housing development wins Stirling Prize for first time

A development of council homes in Norwich was last night named the UK's best new building after winning prestigious 2019 Stirling Prize.

Published 9 October 2019

Stephen Good: It’s time for clients & industry to show real vision and leadership if we want to transform construction

Stephen Good, chief executive of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, continues a series of blogs following the Scotland Excel ‘Accelerating the delivery of affordable new homes’ conference yesterday.

Published 9 October 2019

Berwickshire Housing Association shortlisted in four categories for CIH Scotland Excellence Awards

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has been shortlisted in four categories of this year's CIH Scotland Excellence Awards.

Published 9 October 2019

Trust Housing Association attends Happy to Translate award presentation

Trust Housing Association was among the Happy to Translate members to attend its first-ever awards presentation at its annual members’ event in Edinburgh last week.

Published 9 October 2019

Glasgow landlord fined £270 for trying to collect rent illegally

A Glasgow landlord has been fined after he demanded rent from a tenant despite having been issued a council ban.

Published 9 October 2019