Blogs



Blog: Why City Deals shouldn’t overlook placemaking

The Edinburgh Region has recently signed a City Deal that has sadly missed the mark when it comes to Placemaking, writes Castle Rock Edinvar managing director Richard Jennings.

Published 28 August 2017

Blog: Dispossession documentary misrepresents the Glasgow housing landscape

Following Harry Woodward’s blog on Tuesday, Helen Moore offers her reflections on Paul Sng’s documentary Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle.

Published 24 August 2017

Blog: Bringing private and social housing together can be the key to successful regeneration

John Gallacher champions the use of mixed tenure developments to create thriving and sustainable communities as he looks back on four decades spent in the housing industry.

Published 22 August 2017

Blog: Dispossession – social housing sold off putting profit before people

Harry Woodward writes in a personal capacity about Paul Sng’s documentary, Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle.

Published 22 August 2017

Blog: Increasing homelessness: a perfect storm

Cyrenians chief executive Ewan Aitken reflects on new homelessness research from Crisis.

Published 18 August 2017

Clydebank Housing Association to begin work on community garden

Work is set to begin on Clydebank Housing Association’s (CHA) new community garden in Radnor Park.

Published 15 August 2017

South Ayrshire children benefit from summer break activities

Hundreds of children in Ayr North and Girvan have benefited from more than 7,000 healthy lunches served up at activities taking place during the summer break.

Published 15 August 2017

Blog: Will Grenfell be a game changer for housing, bidding and contract management?

The social housing sector must make changes across all its platforms, says Andrew Morrison.

Published 15 August 2017

Blog: Smaller households, fewer houses built, and more people: how statistics help us understand Scotland’s housing crisis

New figures from the National Records of Scotland can shed some light on the structural factors behind Scotland’s housing crisis, writes Lisa Glass.

Published 10 August 2017

Blog: Will the Scottish Government respond positively to support Scotland’s build-to-rent sector?

By Scottish Property Federation director David Melhuish

Published 10 August 2017

Scottish Churches Housing Action pays a visit to Fresh Start Borders

Fresh Start Borders was set up in 2009, with support from Scottish Churches Housing Action, whose administrator Lauren Forbes reports on a visit to the charity last month to see how things were going.

Published 10 August 2017

Blog: Data Protection Bill set to be most robust data law ever

Daradjeet Jagpal looks at the provisions of new legislation set to bring the data protection regime into the 21st century.

Published 9 August 2017

Blog: Empty homes on the Orkney Islands

Gavin Leask visits Orkney to see why the islands have amongst the highest rate of empty homes anywhere in Scotland.

Published 9 August 2017

Blog: Statutory notices and duties of solicitors - the £600,000 Blandfield bill

Gillian Craig looks at the risk attaching to ownership in an imperfect registration system.

Published 4 August 2017

Blog: Being evicted? Know your rights!

People move in and out of properties every day. More often than not, the beginning and ending of tenancies go without any major problems – and words like ‘eviction’ never come into play. But, as Shelter Scotland’s Jocasta Mann writes, it can happen, and it is a daunting prospect if you’re ever faced with it.

Published 3 August 2017