The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership and Salmon Scotland have urged Shetland Islands Council and other local authorities to bring vacant properties back into use to tackle the rural housing crisis. New analysis shows that almost shows five per cent of homes in Shetland (558) were long-term empty in
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The Accounts Commission said today is not confident that Shetland Islands Council is able to show it is financially sustainable and has urged leaders to increase their pace and focus to deliver urgent change. The independent body that holds councils to account, raised serious concerns about whe
Hjaltland Housing Association has recently completed eighteen new homes on its Heathery Park and Wista sites in Gulberwick and Lerwick. Despite the significant challenges over the last couple of years, Hjaltland Housing Association continues to provide new affordable homes in the islands.
Shetland residents and communities are being asked for their views on the housing issues that matter most to help inform and shape Shetland Islands Council's Local Housing Strategy for the next five years. The strategy aims to set a new plan for homes and communities in Shetland, setting o
Shetland Islands Council (SIC) is to pause routine repair work until the end of June to prioritise emergency and urgent housing repairs for tenants. A housing repairs backlog has emerged due to Covid and the local authority is taking the steps to focus on the work deemed to be most important.
Tulloch Developments is to begin the first phase of demolition work at the old Anderson High School site at the Knab in Lerwick. Work is set to begin in early May, and take around eighteen weeks to complete. This initial phase will focus on physically separating the existing buildings by removing va
A former deputy director of housing for Shetland Islands Council and a former chairwoman of Moray Fresh Start have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours List. William Henderson has become a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) for voluntary service i
Plans for 124 new homes in Lerwick for Hjatland Housing Association have been submitted to Shetland Islands Council for approval.
A report has been launched into a project in which four local authorities and seven housing associations, funded by the North and Islands Homelessness and Housing Options Hub and managed by Scotland’s Housing Network, explored enhanced practices in relation to section 11 notices.
Seven local authorities from the north of Scotland gathered in Aberdeen last week to discuss plans to tackle homelessness.
Shetland Islands Council has urged local landlords to make sure they meet their obligations to tenants in their properties following recent changes to the Scottish landlord registration scheme.
A masterplan drafted by 7N Architects for the creation of sustainable mixed use community on an old high school site in Lerwick has been adopted as Supplementary Planning Guidance by Shetland Islands Council.
A homelessness prevention project is under way to investigate ways to improve the performance of section 11 notices in the north and islands of Scotland. Whenever a landlord raises proceedings to end a tenancy, by law they must serve to the relevant local authority a section 11 notice, to allow the
Shetland Islands Council has approved a £300,000 loan to BA Builders (Shetland) Ltd to allow the building firm to construct more homes. The loan will help to build up to 13 modern and energy-efficient homes in rural areas, which supports the council's strategic objectives to encourage people t
Scotland’s Housing Network (SHN) has welcomed new the recent addition of new members Elderpark Housing Association, Shetland Islands Council and the return of Clackmannanshire Council. The Network now has 127 members representing, for the first in its history, all 32 local authorities and 95 h