Blogs



Blog: Community Land Week: community land ownership becoming the norm

As community groups across Scotland are opening up their doors showcasing what happens on community owned land in the first Community Land Week, Scottish Land Commissioner, Megan MacInnes looks at the importance of community land ownership and its success story in Scotland’s land reform journey to date.

Published 16 August 2018

Blog: New research reveals there is still a stark housing divide in Scotland

Despite the many improvements to housing in the last 50 years, soaring costs mean access to affordable housing has become more difficult, writes Debbie King.

Published 15 August 2018

Blog: Should Scotland worry about the right to rent?

Following the announcement from Serco that it will pause plans to evict asylum seekers from their homes in Glasgow, CIH Scotland's deputy director Callum Chomczuk revisits the issue of 'right to rent' and asks should Scotland be worried?

Published 13 August 2018

Blog: Repair and maintenance is a priority for social landlords, but costs are taking a toll

Drew Moore, technical services manager at PfH Scotland, writes on how rising costs are taking their toll on repair and maintenance being an ongoing priority for Scotland’s social landlords.

Published 13 August 2018

Blog: New funding model needed to house our ageing population

Hanover Scotland chief executive, Helen Murdoch, writes about how our ageing population and complex care needs require a new housing funding model.

Published 2 August 2018

CIH Scotland interviews Graham Simpson MSP

CIH Scotland’s deputy director Callum Chomczuk caught up with Conservative MSP for Central Scotland and shadow minister for housing and communities Graham Simpson.

Published 2 August 2018

Blog: New thinking required to buck hard facts about Scotland’s housing market

Eric Curran, managing partner of independent chartered surveyors DM Hall, looks at the complex property market influences which can prohibit first time buyers finding a home.

Published 1 August 2018

Comment: Scotland needs to attract people to live and work here – UK immigrations policies are having the opposite effect

Inward migration is crucial to Scotland’s growth and prosperity. People who choose to make Scotland their home provide a vital contribution to our country’s economy, enhance our collective social and cultural well-being, and help to make Scotland the open and forward-looking nation that it is today.

Published 1 August 2018

Opinion: Serco’s course of action should be stopped immediately

Chartered Institute of Housing vice president Jim Strang reacts to news that hundreds of asylum seekers in Glasgow face eviction.

Published 31 July 2018

Blog: Damning new data shows the true extent and effect of homelessness affecting children in Scotland

Lisa Glass on Shelter Scotland’s new report which found that 38 children were made homeless every day in Scotland last year.

Published 31 July 2018

Blog: Helping to deliver a fairer Scotland

Aileen Campbell on her new role as cabinet secretary for communities and local government.

Published 27 July 2018

Blog: Learning from others

Housing minister Kevin Stewart on his time spent in Liverpool and Manchester last week.

Published 26 July 2018

England: Fixed Term Tenancies: Social housing at a cross-roads

A new I-SPHERE report reveals how housing associations and local authorities in England are using Fixed Term Tenancies. Beth Watts shares the main findings and reflects on their implications for the social housing sector.

Published 24 July 2018

Blog: Countdown to letting agent registration deadline

CIH Scotland's policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell reminds members that letting agent applications must be submitted by 1 October 2018.

Published 20 July 2018

Blog: How time flies when you volunteer

It’s not every day that you can claim to be the longest serving volunteer. Ingirid Deuling, currently a volunteer at Allan Park House in Stirling and a Bield board member, looks back on 35 golden years of volunteering and the experiences that have helped enrich her own life.

Published 20 July 2018