Blogs



Blog: How social investment can make a major difference to people’s lives

Social Investment Scotland has invested over £56 million in 270 projects, says CEO Alastair Davis.

Published 16 July 2018

Blog: Glasgow Protest – one week on

Monique Campbell looks back on last week when Shelter Scotland took to the streets to highlight Glasgow City Council’s failings to provide support to homeless people.

Published 13 July 2018

Blog: Putting employees at the heart of your business can reap huge rewards

Loreburn Housing Association chief executive, Lorraine Usher, on putting employees at the heart of the business.

Published 11 July 2018

Blog: Community Empowerment - right to force the sale of abandoned, neglected or detrimental land

Following the transfer of the Island of Ulva to the North West Mull Community Woodland Company, Amy Entwistle looks at the right to force the sale of abandoned, neglected or detrimental land.

Published 11 July 2018

Blog: Housing Associations: Is more regulation a good thing?

Patrice Fabien responds to Chris Dun’s recent blog about changes to regulation.

Published 10 July 2018

Blog: Glasgow City Council is breaking the law

Ahead of yesterday’s protest by Shelter Scotland against the “shocking scale of unlawful activity” from Glasgow City Council in denying homeless people their rights, Adam Lang details the background and facts behind the demonstration.

Published 6 July 2018

Comment: LBTT latest relief trying to aid first-time buyers

The LBTT relief for first-time buyers, which came into force on June 30th, is the latest in a series of moves by the Scottish Government to help people get on the property ladder, but buyers will struggle to compete for properties in city centres in the current climate, says Shawn Wood.

Published 6 July 2018

Blog: CIH vice president calls for Scotland’s housing sector to sign up to ‘Make a Stand’ campaign

Following the launch of the CIH ‘Make a Stand’ campaign on domestic abuse, CIH vice president Jim Strang looks at how the issue is being tackled in Scotland and calls for the Scottish housing sector to sign up to this important campaign.

Published 5 July 2018

Blog: Housing associations: Is less regulation a good thing?

Chris Dun charts recent changes to the Scottish Housing Regulator's powers regarding registered social landlords (RSLs) and debates whether less regulation is a good thing.

Published 5 July 2018

Blog: Our regulation of social housing in Scotland

Scottish Housing Regulator chief executive, Michael Cameron, on recent discussions about the Annual Assurance Statement.

Published 4 July 2018

Cyrenians Column: Charity marks 50th year of tackling homelessness

In the first of a new monthly column exclusively for Scottish Housing News, Cyrenians CEO Ewan Aitken looks back over the charity’s 50 years in operation and charts its involvement in the Social Bite Village.

Published 3 July 2018

Blog: Final Action Group recommendations accepted by Scottish Government

Jon Sparkes blogs on the final set of recommendations from the Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group which have been accepted by the Scottish Government.

Published 28 June 2018

Blog: Housing First Scotland

Doug Gibson from the Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) reflects on Housing First in anticipation of today’s major conference.

Published 26 June 2018

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