Castle Rock Edinvar

Housing associations join innovative energy renewables initiative

Several rural housing associations have partnered on an innovative energy renewables initiative which has generated free electricity for tenants and reduced fuel poverty levels.

Published 29 October 2015

Work underway on over 100 affordable homes for Dunbar

East Lothian Council has concluded a legal agreement worth £8.3 million to purchase 71 flats and houses on two sites at Hallhill, Dunbar from Mansell Homes (part of the Balfour Beatty group).

Published 30 September 2015

Social landlords launch non-profit energy company

A new independent energy supply company, the first in the UK operating on a non-profit distributing basis, plans to be selling heat and power to tenants in 200,000 homes across Scotland by 2020.

Published 16 July 2015

Housing minister opens pioneering age friendly development in Edinburgh

Housing minister Margaret Burgess has visited the first residents at a recently completed development that is set to become a new model of housing for older people.

Published 24 June 2015

Tackling fuel poverty – carrot or the stick?

The debate raged on at the CIH Scotland Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty and Renewables event, supported by Forster Energy, as to whether the carrot or the stick is best at lifting Scotland’s households out of fuel poverty.

Published 19 June 2015

Public Art: Castle Rock Edinvar

Art students brighten up Edinburgh

Published 15 June 2015

Falkirk pension fund affordable homes investment hailed as a ‘trailblazer’

Falkirk Council’s Local Government Pension Scheme Fund has awarded fund manager Hearthstone Investments £30 million to invest in social and affordable housing in Scotland.

Published 8 June 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

First home on site at new Niddrie housing development

Work is well underway at a new housing development in Niddrie as the first home arrives on site at the development of 66 new homes.

Published 7 April 2015

£21m for community ownership of energy projects

A local heat storage initiative by Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association is one of five projects across Scotland to benefit from more than £20 million in funding that will help reshape how energy is delivered and used in communities throughout the country.

Published 18 March 2015

New investment takes charitable bond fund to £37m

A further £2 million is to be invested in charitable bonds to help boost the supply of affordable homes, housing minister Margaret Burgess confirmed yesterday.

Published 11 March 2015