Blogs



Blog: Plot thickens on returning abandoned land to use

Kirsty Glennan, senior solicitor at Burness Paull, writes on impending changes to Scottish land law.

Published 26 June 2018

Blog: Placemarketing at the heart of placemaking

Richard Jennings, managing director at Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association, writes on the link between placemaking and marketing.

Published 21 June 2018

Interview: CIH Scotland speaks to Danielle Rowley MP

CIH Scotland’s deputy director Callum Chomczuk caught up with Labour MP for Midlothian Danielle Rowley to find out more about the housing issues facing her constituents, and her top housing priorities as a Scottish MP.

Published 21 June 2018

Blog: A wake-up call on homelessness – enough talking, it’s time for action

Aoife Deery, policy officer at Shelter Scotland, writes on the latest homelessness statistics.

Published 20 June 2018

Blog: How Trust Housing Association is celebrating the fight for equality and women’s suffrage

This year, organisations across the country are celebrating the centenary year of the legislation that first gave some women the right to vote. Trust Housing Association is celebrating the progress made and discussing the equality agenda at a range events as part of the EqualiTeas engagement campaign.

Published 19 June 2018

Blog: Delivering high-quality, efficient homes for all

Housing minister Kevin Stewart blogs about the Scottish Government’s ambition to deliver at least 50,000 affordable homes during this parliament.

Published 18 June 2018

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Published 14 June 2018

Blog: The Planning (Scotland) Bill passes stage 1

Alastair McKie looks at the details of major planning legislation wending its way through Holyrood.

Published 8 June 2018

CIH Scotland interviews Andy Wightman MSP

CIH Scotland deputy director Callum Chomczuk caught up with Scottish Green Party MSP Andy Wightman to get his views on the party's vision for housing, land and planning reform.

Published 7 June 2018

Blog: Temporary accommodation in Scotland: where are we now, and where do we go from here?

What is the state of play for temporary accommodation in Scotland? In this blog, Dr Beth Watts reflects on a new I-SPHERE report and where to go next.

Published 6 June 2018

Opinion: Architect-designed housing can have a lasting economic benefit

Dundee’s new V&A Museum, set to open in September, is an architectural gem. The bold design has drawn worldwide acclaim and there’s no doubt this iconic building will be a huge draw for Scotland - and an elegant feather in the cap for its Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma.

Published 6 June 2018

Blog: Transforming the use of temporary accommodation

Housing minister Kevin Stewart blogs about new recommendations from Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group to transform temporary accommodation for homeless people.

Published 5 June 2018

Blog: ‘Oh what a world we live in!’

Recalling a recent experience of a centralised call centre, Angus Housing Association director, Bruce Forbes, asks whether they can effectively offer the type of service to tenants that housing associations were set up to provide.

Published 1 June 2018

Blog: Compromise is the key for an effective Planning (Scotland) Bill

Matthew Stimson, a senior associate in the planning team at Shoosmiths, considers the ramifications of the Stage 1 Report on the Planning (Scotland) Bill.

Published 1 June 2018