A major milestone has been reached on a flagship, net zero carbon housing development in Edinburgh as the first homes are now under construction. Located on Waterfront Avenue in Granton, ‘Plot D1’ will comprise over 70 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments alongside several commercial u
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A new catalogue of net zero carbon building designs could provide a significant boost to Scotland’s affordable housing sector, as part of a standardised approach for local authorities and housing associations to adopt across a range of future developments. The energy-efficient design and perfo
The National Robotarium has partnered with Leuchie House to trial technologies that could help people with assisted living needs and those who care for them gain greater independence. One million people in Scotland live with a neurological condition, and 10% are disabled as a result. For many,
Do you have an innovative idea to address a social or environmental problem and need help to develop it? Community Enterprise in Scotland is running a series of free events in partnership with Interface to demonstrate how through the support of leading Scottish academia and innovation hubs, ent
A team of experts exploring the mainstream use of homegrown timber in the construction sector has secured funding for the next phase of a demonstrator project which will see the first two-storey modular home manufactured from Scottish mass timber displayed during COP26.
A new trial that aims to find out whether e-cigarettes could help people experiencing homelessness to quit smoking has been awarded a £1.7 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Simon Community Scotland, a charity that helps people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Central Scotland, has received £5 million of social investment from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) to purchase homes to help vulnerable people move away f
A digital service to add to the support available for people in Edinburgh who are homeless has been developed by researchers and community partners, including leading Scottish homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland. The website and an accompanying app - called Street Support Edinburgh -provid
People in Scotland’s poorest areas are more likely to be affected by severe COVID-19 – and to die from the disease – than those in more affluent districts, according to a study of critical care units conducted by the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. The first nationwide study
How COVID-19 has affected people living in rural communities in Scotland is to be captured in a new survey conducted by the University of Edinburgh. The poll will investigate the psychological, social and financial effects of the pandemic in rural areas, where one in six people in Scotland live and
An online community consultation has been launched today with the intention of developing a new mixed-use neighbourhood, as part of plans by Edinburgh BioQuarter to create a new Health Innovation District.
Projects supporting those most severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas have been awarded funding from the University of Edinburgh. Awards of £5000 – from the University’s Community Grants Scheme – have been made to projects that ai
Care home workers in Edinburgh are being offered specialist support as they deal with unusually high death rates prompted by COVID-19.
The Scottish Funding Council has awarded £250,000 to a University of Glasgow-led project which will transform an old tenement building in Govanhill to reduce emissions and become more sustainable.
Student vets who provide free treatment to homeless people’s pets are among those benefitting from a University of Edinburgh initiative that supports community ventures. A grant of more than £2,000 will enable the Edinburgh-based All4Paws clinic to update its equipment to offer the best