Blogs



Blog: Housing: a price worth paying

By Paul Bradley at Shelter Scotland

Published 21 July 2015

Blog: Planning for a Fairer Scotland?

RTPI Scotland director, Craig McLaren, looks to stimulate a discussion on where planning and planners can support social justice.

Published 20 July 2015

Blog: Scotland’s household estimates: are we building to last?

By James Battye at Shelter Scotland

Published 16 July 2015

Blog: Taking stock

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership recently released its annual report for the financial year just passed.  There are a few headlines form the report that we are particularly excited about, writes Kristen Hubert at Shelter Scotland.

Published 15 July 2015

Blog: It’s time we started looking after Edinburgh’s tenements

Edinburgh's tenements are a vital part of a vibrant city. Andrew Milne asks isn't it time we started looking after them?

Published 14 July 2015

Blog: Budget opens questions on Scottish spending priorities

CIH Scotland is considering how the Scotland Bill can be used to reflect Scottish public spending priorities, writes Annie Mauger, director of CIH’s national business units.

Published 10 July 2015

Public Art – West of Scotland Housing Association

Feline Good in Fernhill

Published 9 July 2015

Blog: Why Umega supports Make Renting Right

Legislative changes that prevent the exploitation of tenants are a no-brainer, explains Neil McInnes, director of Umega Lettings.

Published 7 July 2015

Public Art – Kingdom Housing Association

Links St, Kirkcaldy

Published 6 July 2015

Blog: Scotland has a housing crisis and it demands radical solutions

It’s vital that Scottish Labour goes into next year’s Holyrood elections with a bold and ambitious manifesto, writes Richard Baker MSP.

Published 6 July 2015

Blog: Fresh thinking on travellers

Fresh thinking, a change in attitude and a frank discussion. This is what is required if we are to seriously change the way in which local authorities deal with the travelling community and the associated public outcry, Councillor John Alexander tells Scottish Housing News.

Published 3 July 2015

Blog: Scottish Homelessness Statistics: Assembling the puzzle

By Emma Dore at Shelter Scotland

Published 3 July 2015

Black’s Blog: Councillor Black reports on Making Renting Right

You are looking for your first rented flat, and a landlord says "give me £200 and I'll keep this flat for you. But back out and the money's mine". Would you know this was an illegal premium? If the landlord then said: "Leave the place in good order and I'll give you back a month's rent", would you know this was an illegal deposit?

Published 26 June 2015

Blog: Land Reform Bill – What are the implications for Scottish land and property?

By Jonathan Henson, Savills head of rural in Scotland

Published 25 June 2015

Blog: Four proposals on #fairerscotland

We need to face up to inequalities, and find solutions, to reduce poverty in a fair way, says Jim McCormick, Scotland adviser at Jospeh Rowentree Foundation.

Published 25 June 2015