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
Scottish Empty Homes Partnership
By Shaheena Din, national project manager for the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership
Barbara Crichton with Elspeth Ahlfeld A new project has been launched to tackle long-term privately-owned empty homes in Inverclyde.
Shaheena Din, SEHP national manager and Scots Makar Jackie Kay Scots Makar Jackie Kay MBE has written a new poem about Scotland’s empty homes.
A previously empty home in North Lanarkshire 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.
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
Winners of the Outstanding Project Award 2016 – Campbeltown Townscape Heritage Initiative Ahead of this year's Scottish Empty Homes Conference, Shelter Scotland’s Shaheena Din outlines what people can expect from the day.
This Campbeltown renovation won last year's Outstanding Project Award Nominations are being sought to recognise the people working to bring Scotland’s 34,000 privately-owned long-term empty homes back into use.
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
The development St. Stephen's School in Blairgowrie Carling Property Group (CPG) has become the first private developer in the country to receive affordable housing grant aid from the Scottish Government.
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
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.
Castle Rock Edinvar MD Richard Jennings, Tenant Nick Martin at his home at Darag, Bogwood Road, Mayfield, Dalkeith and Cabinet Member for Housing and Customer Services Councillor Stephen Curran. An empty Midlothian property, dubbed an eyesore by locals, has been transformed into quality affordable h
Pictured (l-r): James Lafferty (Project Officer Campbeltown THI), Shaheena Din (Shelter Scotland), Kelly Ferns (Empty Homes Officer) and Councillor Robin Currie An Argyll and Bute Council project to save an historic Campbeltown tenement from the brink of demolition has received a UK National Empty H
Shared services empty homes officer, Barry Sheridan (third from left), receiving a Special Award at last year’s Scottish Empty Homes Champion of the Year Awards on behalf of the Glasgow Empty Homes Shared Service Project Empty homes work in Glasgow has unlocked £1 million in VAT savings and boost