In the latest article in the ongoing Our Housing Heritage series, Scottish Housing News discusses the Glasgow Rent Strikes of 1915. In the absence of social housing, families across the UK in 1915 were at the mercy of private landlords who could hike rents and evict tenants at will with little restr
A bill to control rent levels is unlikely to be debated in Holyrood after the Local Government Committee decided there was not enough time to scrutinise it.
A Bill to limit private sector rent rises and to increase the availability of information available to tenants has been lodged by Scottish Labour’s housing spokesperson Pauline McNeill. The Fair Rents Bill, dubbed the Mary Barbour Bill after the legendary rent strike organiser, was written wit
A Bill to protect private sector tenants by introducing measures to limit rent increases and to increase the availability of information about rent levels was launched by Pauline McNeill MSP this week.
A proposal for a Bill to protect private sector tenants by introducing measures to limit rent increases and to increase the availability of information about rent levels has been introduced by Scottish Labour. Proposed by Pauline McNeill MSP, the party said its Mary Barbour Bill will see the introdu
Pauline McNeill MSP Scottish Labour’s proposed plans to introduce a ‘Mary Barbour Law’ to protect people renting in the private sector will be put out for public consultation within weeks.
Parkhead Housing Association has launched the call for nominations for the 2018 Mary Barbour Award. Now in its third year, the Award was created to pay homage to Mary Barbour and to celebrate local women following in her footsteps.
Richard Leonard Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has pledged to bring forward legislation at Holyrood to further reform the private rented sector and build more new council homes.
Mary Barbour A statue of political activist Mary Barbour has been unveiled in Govan today to mark International Women’s Day.
Mary Barbour A statue of political activist Mary Barbour is to be unveiled in Govan next month to mark International Women’s Day.
Award winners Sadie Gordon (centre left) and Lorain MacKinnon (centre right) were joined by chief executives of Maryhill and Queens Cross housing associations Bryony Willett (far right) and Shona Stephen (far left) to celebrate their success Four of Glasgow’s female housing leaders gathered to cel
Lorain celebrates her success Maryhill Housing vice chair Lorain Mackinnon has been honoured in this year’s Mary Barbour Award event.
Sadie Gordon (left) with last year's winner Anna Stuart An award which aims to recognise female campaigners in the city of Glasgow has been awarded to Sadie Gordon, vice chair of Queens Cross Housing Association.
Mary Barbour A lasting memorial to political activist Mary Barbour will be unveiled in Govan on November 17 after a campaign group reached its fundraising target for the statue.
Mary Barbour Glasgow’s women play a vital role at the heart of their local communities, demonstrating a commitment to helping others and creating positive change. There is no better example than that of the remarkable Mary Barbour.