Scott Restrick, Link Group energy and sustainability officer, is next up in Scottish Housing News' #COP26SHN showcase of the social housing sector's efforts to help tackle the climate crisis with his take on how the housing sector urgently needs access to a more sophisticated toolkit to respond to t
Staff from Link Housing’s tenant engagement team successfully hosted the organisation’s first ever digital tenant conference, Linkfest, on Thursday. Over 160 Link Housing tenants signed up for Link Fest which was hosted by Still Game actors, Jane McCarry and Mark Cox.
A financial plan setting out how more than 1,000 new affordable homes will be built in Renfrewshire by 2027 has been given the go-ahead by councillors. Members of Renfrewshire Council’s Communities Housing and Planning Board this week approved the area’s latest Strategic Housing Investme
The Unite union is running a fair pay campaign over the next six weeks at Link Group in response to an ongoing pay dispute. Unite said a majority of its members, who include plumbers, joiners, electricians, labourers, cleaners, welfare rights officers, benefit advisors and assistants, and housi
Link Group has been shortlisted in two categories at the CIH Scotland Housing Awards. Speaking of the achievement, David Mackenzie, managing director of Link Housing, who started with the organisation in September, said: "It is exciting to be in the running for such prestigious sector awards.
The Sustainability for Housing Board has published a revised version of the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing (SRS) to incorporates changes proposed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) after consultation with registered social landlords.
Link Group's sustainability commitments have enabled it to become the first Scottish social housing provider to access a ground-breaking £80 million funding deal from Scottish Widows. Borrowed on a 30-year term, the environmental, social and governance (ESG) linked loan is
David Mackenzie paid tribute to the commitment and dedication of his colleagues at Craigdale Housing Association this week as he marked his final day as chief executive officer at the association. Mr Mackenzie will join Link Housing as managing director this month following his appointment in J
The Inverclyde Common Housing Register (ICHR), a partnership between Cloch, Oak Tree, Larkfield, Link and Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association, has now let 1,000 properties in Inverclyde through their digital choice based lettings website. The ICHR was established in 2012 and moved to a full
After 43-years of championing decent housing as a basic right and making a positive difference to people’s lives, Link Housing chief executive June Green retired this week. June discovered her passion for housing in 1978 when she joined Falkirk Council as a temporary repairs clerk and moved up
A social housing development delivered by building and construction firm The JR Group has been shortlisted for a prestigious housing award. Phil McGinlay, Swan Group’s managing director; Hazel Robertson, development manager, Link Group; Craig Whyte, JR Group commercial
Link Housing, part of the Link group of companies, has recruited David Mackenzie as its new managing director. Mr Mackenzie, who will join Link Housing this September following his role as CEO of Craigdale Housing Association, will succeed June Green who announced her plans to retire last month.
Despite a challenging year, where the overall numbers of homes being built fell due to restrictions, one of Scotland’s largest providers of affordable homes, Link features as a new entry on Inside Housing’s list of the UK’s Top 50 Biggest Builders.
Link Group has recently engaged with students from the University of Edinburgh Business School as part of an innovative project to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland. Students as Change Agents, created by the University’s Careers Service and hosted within the Data Driven Innovation programme of t
Following a productive period of consultation and collaboration, Weslo Housing Management tenants, customers and staff have successfully transferred into Link Group. Following a competitive process to choose a preferred partner in the latter part of last year, the transfer will see 2,800 Weslo tenan