Blogs



Blog: Time for a fresh look at the case for compulsory installation of residential sprinklers?

Andrew McFarlane makes the case for UK-wide regulation to make sprinklers mandatory in all new build houses.

Published 26 September 2017

Black’s Blog: Revolutionary ideas at Hospitalfield House

Architect Malcolm Fraser did the impossible at the first Andrew Nicoll Lecture (September 22). He made some revolutionary ideas seem sensible.

Published 25 September 2017

Blog: Housing has the power to change lives

Housing minister Kevin Stewart outlines the reasons for his support of this year’s Scottish Housing Day.

Published 21 September 2017

Blog: Navigating the high seas of data protection

Daradjeet Jagpal gives a comprehensive overview of new data protection legislation.

Published 20 September 2017

Blog: Delivering social security to Scotland’s people

Ahead of yesterday’s statement in the Scottish Parliament, social security minister Jeane Freeman blogs about how the Scottish Government will deliver its new social security system.

Published 20 September 2017

Blog: The future of social housing design and build in Scotland is all about virtual reality

Euan Revell, senior architectural designer at planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore in Edinburgh, says today all eyes are on digital design.

Published 18 September 2017

Blog: Calling all tenants! Come to our Renting, Venting, Change event

Shelter Scotland’s private renting project manager, Ellie Hutchinson, invites people to attend the charity’s first conference for renters in Glasgow.

Published 14 September 2017

Blog: A programme for change? Lets hope so

Shelter Scotland’s Fiona King on the housing wins within this week’s Programme for Government.

Published 7 September 2017

Blog: Where does housing feature in the Scottish Government’s ‘most ambitious plan ever’?

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has set out the Programme for Government for 2017/18. A wide ranging set of 16 Bills covering everything from education to the economy and the environment. There were also some promising statements on housing, homelessness and fuel poverty – but are the plans ambitious enough? CIH Scotland’s policy and practice manager, Ashley Campbell, offers some thoughts.

Published 6 September 2017

Blog: Build to Rent could plug housing shortfall

Scotland’s housing shortfall could be plugged by Build to Rent homes but opportunities as well as threats exist for the sector, says Dr John Boyle.

Published 5 September 2017

Blog: Good governance can prevent high regulation for RSLs

Social housing specialist Dave Roberts on the important good governance steps RSLs should follow to prevent from going into high regulation.

Published 1 September 2017

Blog: A year to remember for CIH president Julie Fadden

As she prepares to hand over the reins to Alison Inman, CIH speaks to Julie Fadden to find out what she’s enjoyed most about being president, her biggest achievements and her hopes for her legacy.

Published 1 September 2017

Blog: Health and Social Care Integration Team visits Social Bite housing project

The Scottish Government's Health and Social Care Integration Team describe their visit to the prototype home which is set to take its place in the Social Bite Village in Edinburgh.

Published 31 August 2017

Blog: Make social housing our nation’s badge of honour

If there is to be any good coming from the tragedy of Grenfell Tower, it’s that politicians, policy makers and public alike agree that we need a clear affordable housing offer for everyone, writes David Orr.

Published 30 August 2017

Blog: Community-led housing initiatives in the Hebrides

Shaz Morton and Andrew Prendergast from think tank and advocacy group Common Weal describe the key aspects of community-led housing and look at two initiatives in the Highlands & Islands that are putting the principles into practise.

Published 30 August 2017