Blogs



Blog: Tarring all landlords as rogues is unfair and counter-productive

Dan Cookson responds to Govan Law Centre principal solicitor Mike Dailly’s suggestion that an unequal relationship between tenants and landlords means many of the former are leading lives of misery.

Published 27 October 2015

Blog: Help spread some festive cheer

Amanda Collins from Shelter Scotland on this year’s Social Media Santa campaign

Published 27 October 2015

The Rise and Fall of Glasgow’s Red Road Flats, Part 1: Glasgow Housing in Historical Context

A guest post for Municipal Dreams by Gerry Mooney of The Open University in Scotland.

Published 26 October 2015

Blog: Letting agents: Have your say

By Ellie Hutchinson at Shelter Scotland

Published 22 October 2015

Blog: Reaching out in Glasgow

Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year who are struggling with bad housing or homelessness, but we’re always looking to do more to make sure that people know they’re not alone in the fight against bad housing and homelessness.

Published 20 October 2015

Blog: Tenants have little or no power in their relationship with landlords

Mike Dailly suggests an unequal relationship between tenants and landlords means many of the former are leading lives of misery.

Published 15 October 2015

Blog: Why building homes must be a priority for us all

Great leaps forward in housing policy since devolution, but huge challenges remain

Published 15 October 2015

Blog: It’s time to deliver real security for Scotland’s private renters

James Battye at Shelter Scotland says renting in Scotland needs to change.

Published 12 October 2015

Blog: 12,000 affordable homes needed to meet Scottish housing ambitions

There’s a lot to do to make the Scottish housing market meet the needs and expectations of people in Scotland. There’s the challenge of an ageing population and making sure the homes we have are right for older citizens. There’s the need to protect fragile rural communities by ensuring there’s a mix of housing provision. Making our homes more energy efficient; improving private renting; supporting better neighbourhoods – all important priorities.

Published 9 October 2015

Blog: Scotland’s Housing Needs

By Professor Kenneth Gibb

Published 6 October 2015

Blog: Joint Housing Delivery Plan for Scotland progress

Lesley Fraser on what has happened since the Scottish Housing Event at Murrayfield on 18 November 2014.

Published 5 October 2015

Blog: Do people want to live in the private rented sector?

By the Living Rent Campaign

Published 2 October 2015

Blog: Universal Credit has landed

In a guest blog for Shelter Scotland, Kirsty McKechnie, welfare rights worker for Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, gives the story so far for Universal Credit.

Published 2 October 2015

Blog: Syrian refugees - what can social landlords do to help?

Up to 20,000 refugees will be resettled in Britain from Syria. How can social landlords engage with this and other schemes to help people who are on their way or already here? CIH policy adviser John Perry shares his assessment.

Published 24 September 2015