Scottish Empty Homes Partnership

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Before and after: 96 St Leonard’s Road in Ayr had fallen into disrepair after the previous owner moved away 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

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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. Last year the partnership supported local authorities and partners to bring 742 long-term private empty homes

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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. A key aim of the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) – which has recently had its funding doubled by the Scottish Government

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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. The community and housing committee of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has recommended the council accept an offer of part-funding for the p

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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. The councils' shared services empty homes project is shortlisted in the Outstanding Service category at the Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champio

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The Scottish Government has pledged to establish an expert group together with a £50 million fund with the aim of eradicating homelessness for good. Announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as she delivered her Programme for Government for 2017/18 to the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday, the ‘En

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Gavin Leask visits Orkney to see why the islands have amongst the highest rate of empty homes anywhere in Scotland. Last week I spent three days up in the Orkney Islands, training the newest member of the Scottish Empty Homes Network, Rachael Bowes. Her post is part funded by the Scottish Government

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A previously empty home in North Lanarkshire 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.

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