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Celebrations all round as Thenue tenant marks a marvellous milestone

Thenue Housing has said a very happy birthday to its oldest tenant – 100 year old Annie Crozier.

Published 8 February 2016

Private Tenancies Bill will give PRS tenants ‘less security of tenure than under Thatcher’

The Scottish Government has been accused of failing Scotland’s private sector tenants with its response the Scottish Parliament’s infrastructure and capital investment committee report on the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill.

Published 5 February 2016

£2.9m housing development takes shape in Fort William

The Highland Council has begun work on the £2.9 million development of Tweeddale in Fort William town centre.

Published 5 February 2016

Work begins to bring new homes to Arbroath’s Abbey quarter

A major move towards the transformation of the Abbey quarter of Arbroath has been revealed this week.

Published 5 February 2016

GHA’s sheltered housing service praised in Care Inspectorate report

Care inspectors have given Scotland’s biggest social landlord a glowing report for its sheltered housing service.

Published 5 February 2016

Two fifths of Scots believe property ladder is out of reach

New research has suggested that two fifths (40 per cent) of Scottish non-homeowners do not believe they will ever be able to buy their own house.

Published 5 February 2016

YourPlace boss takes on leading role for property managers

YourPlace factoring services director Alison McDiarmid has been elected as President of the Property Managers Association Scotland (PMAS).

Published 5 February 2016

Veteran housing organisation selected as Glasgow architect’s charity of the year

An organisation which provides residential accommodation for ex-UK servicemen and women has been chosen as charity of the year by Mast Architects.

Published 5 February 2016

Interview with Ann Landels director of Crisis Skylight Edinburgh

In the final installment of this year’s Homeless Spotlight, Scottish Housing News talks to Crisis Skylight Edinburgh director Ann Landels.

Published 5 February 2016

Interview with a Streetyouth practitioner

Today’s bumper edition of Homeless Spotlight sees Streetwork highlight its women’s project alongside a blog from its CEO Kenny Forsyth and an interview with a Streetyouth practitioner.

Published 4 February 2016

Streetwork Women’s Project – Case Study

Today’s bumper edition of Homeless Spotlight sees Streetwork highlight its women’s project alongside a blog from its CEO Kenny Forsyth and an interview with a Streetyouth practitioner.

Published 4 February 2016

West Dunbartonshire Council to extend strategic housing partnership with Wheatley Group

The number of new affordable homes planned to be developed under a partnership between West Dunbartonshire Council and Wheatley Group is to be increased by over 60 per cent.

Published 4 February 2016

Six-month tenancies plan ‘could force women to stay in abusive relationships’

The Scottish Government has been urged to scrap plans for a six-month initial tenancy period for private landlords over fears it could force victims of domestic violence to stay in abusive relationships.

Published 4 February 2016

Minister agrees to explore case for vacant land assessment

Land reform minister Aileen McLeod has agreed to investigate the options for bringing Scotland's 11,000 hectares of vacant and derelict land into use for housebuilding.

Published 4 February 2016

Draft Budget Bill 2016-17 passes first parliamentary stage

The Scottish Government’s draft Budget Bill 2016-17 has been passed by a majority at the first parliamentary stage.

Published 4 February 2016