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New Scottish home registrations up six per cent

The number of new homes registered in Scotland has increased by 15 per cent over the previous year, an industry body has reported.

Published 8 May 2015

Electrical Safety First launches Scottish manifesto

With almost two thirds of fires in Scottish homes linked to electrical products, consumer safety charity Electrical Safety First has launched its safety manifesto for Scotland.

Published 8 May 2015

Maryhill Housing Association takes to the canal for annual Residents’ Conference

Maryhill Housing Association is heading down the canal by bringing a nautical theme to its annual Residents’ Conference.

Published 8 May 2015

New affordable homes to boost Falkirk Council pension fund

Almost 100 new homes are to be built in the Falkirk area in a move that will also provide an income for the local authority's pension fund.

Published 7 May 2015

LinkLiving demonstrates commitment to service user participation

LinkLiving Ltd, part of the Link group of social enterprises, has signed the Charter for Involvement to demonstrate its commitment to service user participation and involvement in all aspects of service planning, development and delivery.

Published 7 May 2015

Tenants praise new East Dunbartonshire mid market rent homes

Trust Housing Association and East Dunbartonshire Council’s new mid market rent development recently opened, and as responsible landlords, Trust and the council were keen to get some feedback from tenants.

Published 7 May 2015

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs reveals new housing policies plan

The board of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority has approved a six-week consultation on the area’s Proposed Local Development Plan, outlining new developments in housing, tourism and supporting infrastructure over the next ten years.

Published 7 May 2015

University of Stirling publishes online planning resource for Scottish towns and cities

Planning experts at the University of Stirling have developed an online resource offering planners and the public the chance to browse data on each of Scotland’s 479 towns and cities.

Published 7 May 2015

Manor Estates Housing Association celebrates 20th anniversary

Manor Estates Housing Association kicked off celebrations for the organisation’s 20th anniversary with an afternoon tea for staff, management committee and tenants’ forum members at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.

Published 7 May 2015

Fife Housing Group unveils Estate Walkabouts programme

Fife Housing Group (FHG) is going walkabout to help improve the communities its tenants live in.

Published 7 May 2015

96 per cent of SMEs support Living Wage

A poll carried out by Business for Scotland has found overwhelming levels of support amongst SME business owners for paying the Living Wage.

Published 7 May 2015

Youngsters experience enriched play thanks to Seton Care

A child care service provided by Seton Care, a wholly owned subsidiary company of Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA), has opened a new Playskape garden in Duns.

Published 7 May 2015

RICS calls for balance in the private rented sector

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland has called for a balanced approach to the country’s private rented sector reforms.

Published 6 May 2015

Report highlights ‘grotesquely disproportionate’ impact of welfare reform on women

A new report has called on the Scottish Government to implement a gendered response to welfare reform mitigation after it found the cuts have had a “grotesquely disproportionate impact” on women.

Published 6 May 2015

Council tax commission calls for evidence

The Scottish Government's Commission on Local Tax Reform has appealed to the public and interested organisations to submit evidence on the future of local government funding.

Published 6 May 2015