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Permission granted for Blackwood's £12.5m project to revolutionise healthy ageing

An innovative £12.5 million project is being launched to create three unique ‘communities of the future’ which will help older people in Scotland to live longer, healthier, independent lives.

Published 11 June 2021

Regulator chair and board members appointed for second term

Scottish Ministers have today announced that Scottish Housing Regulator chair, George Walker, along with board members Siobhan White, Andrew Watson and Bob Gil have all been appointed for a second term.

Published 11 June 2021

Council to sell Maryhill site for £1 to Barnardo’s Scotland for accommodation project

Glasgow City Council is to sell a site at Shiskine Drive in the city’s Maryhill to Barnardo’s Scotland for the nominal sum of £1, and the charity will develop accommodation there in a pilot project for Glasgow which will help young people transition from being in care to being independent tenants.

Published 11 June 2021

Eildon's retrofit of doctor's surgery aims to improve health of the planet

Students from Borders College paid a visit to the doctor’s recently to learn more about how properties can be re-purposed and retrofitted with new technology, such as ground source heating systems, to significantly reduce a building’s carbon footprint.

Published 11 June 2021

Carnoustie school site to be transferred to council's housing account for free

The site of a former school in Carnoustie is to be transformed into new homes for Angus Council.

Published 11 June 2021

Ayr Housing Aid appoints Suzanne Slavin as new CEO as John Mulholland retires

Ayr Housing Aid has appointed Suzanne Slavin as its new CEO as John Mulholland steps down from the role.

Published 11 June 2021

North Ayrshire Council completes improvement works at Garrier Court

Major improvement works have been completed at Garrier Court Sheltered Housing Complex, marking the culmination of North Ayrshire Council's latest project to deliver modern, accessible homes for older residents.

Published 11 June 2021

Refugee organisations pen open letter to Home Office on Aspen card crisis

More than 50 refugee and migrant organisations, lawyers and academics across Scotland, Wales and England have signed an open letter to home secretary Priti Patel to raise questions about the ongoing Aspen card crisis and the card contractor PrePaid Financial Services.

Published 11 June 2021

Revised Cupar North expansion plans set for consultation

A public discussion will take place next week into an updated masterplan for the Cupar North expansion, more than ten years after the first planning application was lodged.

Published 11 June 2021

Aberdeen flats demolition to begin next week

The demolition of Aberdeen flats that were found to be sinking into the ground will begin next week after work was delayed by bats.

Published 11 June 2021

Highland Council continues to work to tackle homelessness

Members of the Highland Council's housing and property committee had the chance yesterday to look at the progress made to implement the council's Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan aimed at tackling homelessness.

Published 11 June 2021

East Renfrewshire Good Causes receives latest instalment of homebuilder funding

East Renfrewshire Good Causes has received its second funding boost from its charity partners at Maidenhill.

Published 11 June 2021

Emergency coronavirus legislation set for six-month extension

Ongoing emergency coronavirus legislation could be extended for another six months, but it is still unclear whether measures to prevent evictions will be included.

Published 10 June 2021

Orkney Housing Association announces significant new housing projects

Orkney Housing Association has taken further steps to build strongly out of the COVID pandemic, support the local construction industry and deliver a significant number of highly energy efficient new affordable houses in Orkney.

Published 10 June 2021

Grampian Housing Association mourns loss of colleague Trish Kemsley

Grampian Housing Association has announced that it is mourning the loss of its loved and popular colleague, Trish Kemsley (nee Fraser), who has sadly lost her fight with cancer after a battle bravely borne.

Published 10 June 2021