Jimmy Black explores Fit Homes, modular building, the Rural Housing Burden and shifting mid-market rents out of the private sector… all inspired by the latest episode of the Scottish Housing News Podcast.
Albyn Housing Society
As social housing organisations across the country navigate a host of issues from an inadequate number of affordable homes, a cost of living crisis and an ageing population, for those working and living in rural areas these issues are compounded by a unique set of circumstances such as a lack of loc
Albyn Housing Society group chief executive Kirsty Morrison reveals how the social housing provider's Fit Homes are helping people to live independently throughout the Highlands. Technology and data are not just altering the way we drive, do our jobs, and go shopping. They are also transforming soci
Hundreds of Highland households worried about rising fuel bills and the cost of living have been given much needed support from Albyn Housing Society this winter, through the housing association’s Fuel Support Fund. More than £85,000 worth of vouchers and equipment have been distributed
Albyn Housing Society has concluded its recruitment process for a new chief executive with the appointment of Kirsty Morrison. Ms Morrison began working as the permanent chief executive at the beginning of this month, having been interim chief executive of the organisation since August last year.
Isabell McLaughlan, a board member at Albyn Housing Society and vice-chair of the Performance Committee, sadly passed away last month following a short illness. Isabell was a stalwart in the housing community in Scotland and made a tremendous impact on the boards she sat on, with her passion for ens
Albyn Housing Society is launching a £100,000 fund for tenants struggling with soaring energy costs across its 3,700 properties in 70 communities across the Highlands - a fund the society expects to last only a few days due to demand.
Kirsty Morrison, interim CEO of Albyn Housing Society, discusses how the cost of living crisis is having an even greater impact on Highland residents who have the highest energy costs per unit in the UK. As inflation rises beyond 6%, the soaring cost of living is becoming a real crisis. Many of our
The Scottish Housing Regulator has updated its engagement plan for Albyn Housing Society after a risk review highlighted some weaknesses in the landlord’s governance. The Regulator has been engaging with Albyn over the last two years regarding its management and governance of changes at board
GL Roofing Architectural and Cladding Systems has been awarded the roof and wall cladding contract for Phase 5a & 5b of the affordable housing development project, delivered by Albyn Housing Society, in Alness, Ross-Shire.
Highland Council and other Highland Housing Register social housing landlords have launched a consultation seeking feedback on the proposed changes to the way they allocate their houses and the way people access housing. The Highland Housing Re
Housing partners throughout the Highlands are asking tenants to have their say on proposed changes to the mutual exchange policy. Highland Council is proposing to update the criteria used to make decisions on mutual housing exchanges, which help around 180 households move each year.
A report has been launched into a project in which four local authorities and seven housing associations, funded by the North and Islands Homelessness and Housing Options Hub and managed by Scotland’s Housing Network, explored enhanced practices in relation to section 11 notices.
Langstane Housing Association is now part of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) ‘Social Housing Digital Champions Network’. Joining the ‘North Cohort’, Langstane now sits alongside Aberdeenshire Council, Osprey Housing, Castlehill HA, Lochaber HA, Or
Albyn Group subsidiaries Highland Residential and Albyn Housing Society have won two prized awards at The Herald Property Awards. Held at Glasgow’s Doubletree by Hilton Hotel on September 26, the awards were given for their commitment to delivering affordable housing in the Highlands.