The new Present Voices - Future Lives travelling exhibition will reach 12 locations across Scotland to hear directly from local communities on how they think our homes and communities should look and feel in the future.
The University of Edinburgh's letting service is on the hunt for more landlords after being short of potential spaces for 120 students for the upcoming academic year. The service, Domus, allocates second and subsequent year students with private and university-owned homes in the city. It is currentl
Developers behind proposals for a £50 million mixed-used transformation of Leith Walk have been dealt a major blow after the University of Edinburgh ended its involvement in the student flats element of the project.
A wave energy technology is being developed that could help generate low-cost electricity for thousands of houses. The device costs less than conventional designs, has fewer moving parts, and is made of durable materials. It is designed to be incorporated into existing ocean energy systems and can c
A new course aimed at providing people with the necessary skills to help people who are homeless will be launched by the University of Edinburgh this month. Around 40 people are already enrolled on the 10-week Homeless and Inclusion Health course, including 23 bursary students from outside the unive
LinkLiving Ltd has joined a number of housing organisations by participating in the Carnegie UK Trust's ‘What Do Citizen's Want?’ project. The study looked in-depth at a small number of users of housing services asking what makes their lives meaningful and exploring how support services fit into
Scores of residents in and around Edinburgh are set to benefit from free insight and advice on their energy use, as part of a smart technology research initiative. Sensor technology that helps consumers to use less gas and electricity - and potentially save on energy bills - has already been success
The University of Edinburgh is to extend its guarantor scheme for overseas students seeking rented accommodation following a successful two-year pilot. The scheme has already helped many flat-seekers unable to provide a UK guarantor – someone who agrees to meet a student’s rent if they are unabl
An independent panel of academic experts is to review the definition of fuel poverty after which a consultation will open on a new long-term fuel poverty strategy and statutory eradication target, the Scottish Government has announced. Last autumn the Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group an
The Scottish Government must grasp its opportunity to transform the country’s energy sector and provide strong vision for Scotland’s future energy system, according to a group of leading energy experts. Members of Scotland’s Future Energy Taskforce have today released their recommendations ahe
Veterinary students and staff at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies have launched a festive initiative to help vulnerable people and their animals this Christmas. The team is offering back packs filled with supplies such as warm winter clothes, first aid materi
Dr Sam Gardner A Warm Homes Act that helps deliver clean, affordable heat to homes must be a priority for the new Scottish Government, according to a group from the third, renewable and academic sectors.
Professor Lesley McAra Scotland's poorest people are more likely to be victims of crime while the clear-up rates of police have not helped the worst hit areas of the country according to two new studies.