Housebuilder accepts responsibility for 10ft giant hogweed near Perth homes

Muir Homes have admitted responsibility for the 10ft poisonous giant hogweed that is encroaching on worried Perth residents’ homes.

Published 27 July 2015

Funding pulled for Green Deal home efficiency programme

The UK government's flagship ‘Green Deal’ home energy efficiency programme is to fold as ministers announced they were pulling its funding.

Published 24 July 2015

Overcrowding Statutory Notices ‘could increase risk of homelessness’

Homelessness levels in Scotland could rise as part of a Scottish Government drive to crack down on overcrowded houses, charities and housing chiefs have warned.

Published 24 July 2015

Average Scottish house price could exceed £250k by 2020

The average house price in Scotland could exceed a quarter of a million pounds by the end of the decade, economists have predicted.

Published 24 July 2015

Blog: Looking beyond falling numbers

Dr Ben Sanders from Crisis Scotland looks behind the falling homelessness statistics.

Published 24 July 2015

Council invites Fife public to discuss housing development

Fife Council has invited the public to discuss proposals for a new housing development in the region.

Published 24 July 2015

New community garden for Govanhill

Waste ground in Glasgow’s Govanhill has been transformed into a green space for local people.

Published 24 July 2015

Motherwell players kick off charity furniture shop

Players from Motherwell FC turned up to surprise staff and volunteers as they opened the doors to a new charity furniture shop yesterday.

Published 24 July 2015

Internationalising housing education: some examples from a changing Cuba

Cuba always seems to be on the cusp of change but the recent moves towards normalisation of political relations with the USA could well herald rapid and turbulent change for the country’s housing system as well as for wider economic development.

Published 23 July 2015

£2.5m low-cost housing development takes shape in Moray

New Moray Council housing has risen rapidly from the ground in Dufftown since work started in March.

Published 23 July 2015

Community spirit on show at Hillcrest’s Edinburgh development

Hillcrest tenants at Wharton Square, Edinburgh made a huge effort to build a sense of community at the weekend.

Published 23 July 2015

Linstone Housing supports new community fruit & veg shop

Linstone Housing chief executive Adele Fraser has visited a brand new fruit & veg shop which has been opened by Linwood Community Development Trust.

Published 23 July 2015

Comedy stars to stand up for Shelter

Stars from the world of stand-up – including Irish funny man Tommy Tiernan and critically-feted character comedy duo Max and Ivan - are coming to the Edinburgh Fringe in aid of housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

Published 23 July 2015

England: Early merger discussions to create 127,000-home social landlord

Two of the UK’s largest housing associations are in the early stages of discussions about the potential to create one of Europe’s largest housing associations.

Published 23 July 2015

Councils ‘frustrated’ by DWP’s ‘lack of clarity’ over Universal Credit

A lack of “clear information” from the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) is preventing councils from properly preparing for the switch to Universal Credit, local authorities have warned.

Published 22 July 2015