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Average house price in Scotland reaches £168,000

The average price for a house sold in Scotland was 3.5 per cent higher in the first quarter of 2015-16 than compared to the same period last year, according to new figures.

Published 28 July 2015

Tackling homelessness early is cost-effective, research finds

Intervening to help people when they first become homeless can save between £3,000 and £18,000 for every person helped, according to a new study.

Published 28 July 2015

Galston residents show off new council homes

East Ayrshire Council representatives were given a warm welcome when they visited new council homes at Jamieson Court in Galston.

Published 28 July 2015

Blog: Campaign wrap-up: Illegal Evictions – Know Your Rights

Debbie King reports back on Shelter Scotland’s Illegal Evictions campaign

Published 28 July 2015

Green light for Blairgowrie retirement complex

Work on a £4.1 million retirement complex in Blairgowrie could begin early next year after the development secured conditional planning consent.

Published 28 July 2015

Fresh Almond Valley application submitted due to planning anomaly

Developers behind a plan to build 1,400 homes, a primary school and leisure features to the west of Perth have been forced to withdraw the initial application due to a “procedural” planning issue.

Published 28 July 2015

Scots councils criticised for not paying debts for years

Local authorities in Scotland are taking years to honour some of their debts, according to latest data.

Published 28 July 2015

Big names support ANCHO theatre summer school

ANCHO’s first ever theatre production summer school is being supported by several big names from the theatre world.

Published 28 July 2015

Glasgow care staff bringing pet therapy to residents

It’s not every day you get to take your pet to work – particularly if it’s a Royal Python.

Published 28 July 2015

DWP advisors call for ‘urgent review’ of benefit sanctions

An independent advisory committee has called for an urgent and robust review of the UK government’s benefit sanctions regime amid concerns that it is failing to help jobless claimants.

Published 27 July 2015

Barlinnie prisoners to help build Glasgow social homes

A social enterprise scheme in Glasgow is giving current and former offenders the chance to help build 40 affordable homes as part of their rehabilitation.

Published 27 July 2015

Blackwood appoints new director of housing and care

Blackwood has announced the appointment of a new housing and care director to its Edinburgh headquarters as it continues its plans to revitalise the social housing sector.

Published 27 July 2015

Housing benefit cut ‘could make 1,000 young Scots homeless’

As many as 1,000 young Scots will be forced into homelessness as a result of the “catastrophic” impact Tory welfare cuts could have on our most vulnerable 18 to 21-year-olds, Shelter Scotland has warned.

Published 27 July 2015

Changing poverty definitions ‘will see 120,000 children ignored’

Around 120,000 children will be cast adrift if the UK government changes its definition of child poverty, social justice secretary Alex Neil has claimed.

Published 27 July 2015

Planning performance has ‘major room for improvement’, says SBF

Decision times for major planning developments need to improve to prevent hampering economic development, the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) has warned.

Published 27 July 2015