Blogs



Blog: Why the scandal of urban land left vacant or derelict must be tackled

By Professor David Adams at the University of Glasgow

Published 20 August 2015

Blog: The Highlands and Islands need rent controls

By John Finnie MSP

Published 18 August 2015

Black’s Blog: Self inflicted silly season stories...

Councillor Black reflects on self inflicted silly season stories...

Published 13 August 2015

Blog: Dealing with giant hogweed – “the most dangerous plant in Britain”

By Greig Adams at DM Hall

Published 7 August 2015

Blog: A Tenancy Deposit or Rent in Advance?

An interesting decision from Dundee has highlighted the distinction between a tenancy deposit and rent collected in advance. It is important to note that the decision is not a binding decision, nevertheless, the case deals with a common issue, writes Robert Mullarkey. 

Published 5 August 2015

Day in the life of an Empty Homes Adviser

Frances Snee works for Shelter Scotland’s Empty Homes Advice Service – a free national helpline dedicated to bringing empty homes back into use.

Published 4 August 2015

Blog: ‘Generation rent’ is an opportunity for Scotland

Last week’s media coverage of rising house costs and predictions of a growing private rental sector has again brought the issue of Scotland’s housing needs into focus. But while public perception traditionally favours home ownership, a stronger private rental sector will benefit all of Scotland’s residents, writes Heather Pearson.

Published 29 July 2015

Blog: Campaign wrap-up: Illegal Evictions – Know Your Rights

Debbie King reports back on Shelter Scotland’s Illegal Evictions campaign

Published 28 July 2015

Blog: Looking beyond falling numbers

Dr Ben Sanders from Crisis Scotland looks behind the falling homelessness statistics.

Published 24 July 2015

Internationalising housing education: some examples from a changing Cuba

Cuba always seems to be on the cusp of change but the recent moves towards normalisation of political relations with the USA could well herald rapid and turbulent change for the country’s housing system as well as for wider economic development.

Published 23 July 2015

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