Argyll and Bute Council's empty homes officer, Kelly Ferns, has been named Outstanding Individual at the Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champions of the Year Awards for her commitment and dedication to empty homes work.
Published 29 November 2018
Delegates from across Scotland will hear about the range of successful initiatives and projects bringing new momentum to the challenge of turning long-term private empty properties in to homes again.
Published 26 November 2018
A Stirling Council worker is in the running for two prestigious accolades for her efforts in bringing empty homes back into use.
Published 25 October 2018
Orkney Islands Council is seeking views for its draft 'Empty Homes Strategy 2018-2023', which aims to sets out the ways in which the council can help Orkney's empty home owners to bring their properties back into use.
Published 4 October 2018
As organisations across the country mark Scottish Housing Day today, Aberdeenshire Council is highlighting its Empty Homes Advice and Information Service that aims to bring more properties back into use.
Published 19 September 2018
By Gavin Leask from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership
Published 13 September 2018
Work being undertaken to bring Aberdeenshire Council properties back into use was discussed at the latest meeting of the local authority’s communities committee.
Published 11 September 2018
An awards ceremony which recognises the work being done in the battle to bring Scotland’s 37,000 privately-owned long-term empty homes back into use is calling for nominations from across the country.
Published 29 August 2018
The Scottish Land Commission has called for a new Compulsory Sales Order (CSO) power to be introduced to tackle the blight of abandoned buildings and parcels of vacant and derelict land in town centres and communities across Scotland.
Published 16 August 2018
New rules are to be introduced by East Ayrshire Council which will make it more expensive for owners to leave their properties unoccupied.
Published 25 July 2018
The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) is celebrating strong progress over the last 12 months as it helped bring more than 700 homes lying empty for more than six months back into use.
Published 13 July 2018
Thousands more long-term, privately-owned empty homes across Scotland are in the sights of an expanded team which aims to use all its powers to bring them back into use.
Published 25 June 2018
The Scottish Government needs to play catch-up on the worsening problem of empty homes and second homes if it is to tackle the housing crisis, according to the Scottish Greens.
Published 6 June 2018
Councillors on the Western Isles have backed in principal the introduction of a dedicated officer to help bring long-term, privately-owned empty homes back into use.
Published 26 April 2018
Independent property consultancy Galbraith has been appointed to bring six empty properties on a historic Borders estate back into use.
Published 16 March 2018