Blogs



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

Blog: Getting the most from social housing procurement

By Andrew Carlin, commercial director of PfH Scotland

Published 16 June 2015

Blog: Strengthening the voice of private tenants

Ellie Hutchinson, Private Renting Project Manager, introduces Shelter Scotland’s national private tenants forum. Running in four local areas, and supported by a national online presence, this forum aims to strengthen private tenants’ voices in policy formation.

Published 15 June 2015

Public Art: Castle Rock Edinvar

Art students brighten up Edinburgh

Published 15 June 2015

Public Art - Viewpoint

New Abbeyhill mural brings joy to older people

Published 8 June 2015

Blog: Why we need to Make Renting Right

By Adam Lang, head of communications & policy at Shelter Scotland

Published 5 June 2015