Scottish Empty Homes Partnership



Call for nominations for empty homes champions awards

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

More than 700 long-term empty homes brought back into use

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

Effort against Scotland’s empty homes steps up

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

Western Isles appoints dedicated officer to tackle empty homes

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

New partnership breathes new life into Inverclyde’s empty properties

A new project has been launched to tackle long-term privately-owned empty homes in Inverclyde.

Published 7 February 2018

Makar puts pen to paper on the cause of empty homes

Scots Makar Jackie Kay MBE has written a new poem about Scotland’s empty homes.

Published 16 November 2017

Funding for empty homes work in Scotland to double after ‘major successes’

Housing minister Kevin Stewart will today reaffirm the Scottish Government’s commitment to double the money available for work that helps bring long-term, privately-owned empty homes back into use.

Published 15 November 2017

Dundee and Angus empty homes project shortlisted for award

A joint Dundee City Council and Angus Council project to bring long-term privately-owned empty homes back into use has been nominated for a national award.

Published 3 November 2017

Blog: Making the best use of our assets – Scottish Empty Homes Conference 2017

Ahead of this year's Scottish Empty Homes Conference, Shelter Scotland’s Shaheena Din outlines what people can expect from the day.

Published 4 October 2017

Nominations sought to honour this year’s empty homes champions

Nominations are being sought to recognise the people working to bring Scotland’s 34,000 privately-owned long-term empty homes back into use.

Published 12 September 2017

New working group to make urgent recommendations to end rough sleeping

The Scottish Government has pledged to establish an expert group together with a £50 million fund with the aim of eradicating homelessness for good.

Published 6 September 2017

Private developer makes history with first affordable housing grant

Carling Property Group (CPG) has become the first private developer in the country to receive affordable housing grant aid from the Scottish Government.

Published 22 August 2017

Blog: Empty homes on the Orkney Islands

Gavin Leask visits Orkney to see why the islands have amongst the highest rate of empty homes anywhere in Scotland.

Published 9 August 2017

Councils urged to invest in empty homes or miss out on benefits

Too many Scottish councils are missing out on gains available from bringing long-term empty homes back into use by failing to invest in the appropriate resources, according to the body leading the work in Scotland.

Published 1 August 2017