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Housing minister visits Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust projects

The Scottish Government’s housing minister Margaret Burgess MSP yesterday visited projects that Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT) has been involved with in Dornoch and Helmsdale.

Published 22 April 2015

East Lothian Council to contribute to £1bn City Region Deal

East Lothian Council has agreed to contribute almost £75,000 towards a project that could bring around £1 billion into the economy of the Lothians.

Published 22 April 2015

Angus solar park to power 6,670 homes

Construction work on a commercial-scale solar park in Angus will start at the end of this year, according to developers.

Published 22 April 2015

Full plans for Dundee Western Gateway approved

Springfield Properties has received full approval for its bid to bring 595 new homes to Dundee after councillors previously blocked one half of its planned development.

Published 21 April 2015

SNP manifesto backs annual target of 100,000 UK affordable homes

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon delivered her party’s election manifesto yesterday, promising to end austerity and deliver 100,000 affordable homes in the UK.

Published 21 April 2015

Launch of materials framework for Scottish social housing sector

A procurement consortium of nearly 50 Scottish housing organisations has launched a large-scale housing materials framework specifically designed to support the Scottish housing sector.

Published 21 April 2015

Half of parents think children will never own a home without inheritance

A new survey has revealed that 49 per cent of parents in Britain whose children haven't bought a home, fear that they will never do so without inheritance.

Published 21 April 2015

Public invited to question Dundee West candidates at housing hustings

The candidates for the five main parties in Dundee West will gather for a public debate on social housing and related issues next week in an event co-hosted by Angus Housing Association and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 21 April 2015

Link helps put Falkirk athlete on track to success

Falkirk athlete Grant Plenderleith is on track to make it as a future Olympian thanks to a new sponsorship deal with Link Group Ltd.

Published 21 April 2015

Young volunteers launch survey for frontline housing staff

A group of young people who are volunteering with the Poverty Alliance and Children in Scotland have compiled a survey designed to explore the views of housing staff about housing and communities.

Published 21 April 2015

Forfar housing development recommended for approval

Angus councillors will be asked to approve the building of 300 houses on the outskirts of Forfar.

Published 21 April 2015

Glasgow law centre in private rental reform bid

Govan Law Centre has launched a campaign which it hopes will give a voice to people in the private rent sector and lead to reforms.

Published 20 April 2015

North Glasgow community clean-up a big success

A community clean up to pave the way for allotments in North Glasgow is off to a flying start – thanks to a group of volunteers.

Published 20 April 2015

Project to improve standards in Dundee’s private rented sector

A new project which would work with private landlords to improve standards could be launched in Dundee later this year.

Published 20 April 2015

Eight out of ten social housing tenants see no sign of improving finances

Around 86 per cent of low income social housing tenants have seen no sign of their financial situation improving despite a recovering economy, a new survey commissioned by UK charity Turn2us has found.

Published 20 April 2015