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Falling mast kills worker on Annan building site

A 52-year-old construction worker was killed after an accident while working on a building site in Dumfries & Galloway yesterday.

Published 22 January 2021

Charing Cross makes effort to address Regulator's governance concerns

Charing Cross Housing Association is to implement a number of actions to address issues surrounding its governance, the Scottish Housing Regulator has said.

Published 22 January 2021

Files stolen from environmental regulator during cyber attack published online

More than 4,000 digital files stolen from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in a cyber attack over Christmas have now been illegally published online after the public body rejected a ransom demand.

Published 22 January 2021

Scottish Government urged to accept Social Renewal Advisory Board recommendations

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed the report by the Social Renewal Advisory Board, which has made recommendations for a fairer and more equal Scotland as the country prepares for its post-pandemic recovery.

Published 22 January 2021

Housing First Pathfinder tops milestone of 400 tenancies

The first data on Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder since the start of the year indicates the programme continued to scale up despite Covid restrictions.

Published 22 January 2021

Council set to transform housing estates in Garnock Valley

North Ayrshire Council is driving forward ambitious regeneration plans that will breathe new life into residential estates in the Garnock Valley. The plans will see 48 flatted priorities, consisting of bedsits and one-bedroom apartments, demolished to make way for a combina

Published 22 January 2021

West Lothian Council to change housing allocations policy

Changes are to be made to the points framework of West Lothian Council's Housing Allocations Policy towards a greater focus on awarding priority to those assessed in urgent housing need.

Published 22 January 2021

Blochairn engaging with residents during lockdown

Blochairn Housing Association has responded to the huge challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic with new ways to communicate with its tenants.

Published 22 January 2021

Building services help breathe new life into popular Govan landmark

Arc-Tech (Scotland) Ltd has helped breathe new life into a popular Govan landmark thanks to a bespoke Building Services solution.

Published 22 January 2021

Council and Scottish Water commit to unlocking Dundee development sites

Closer working between Dundee City Council and Scottish Water to manage surface water drainage is helping to unlock potential development sites, the local authority's city development committee will hear next week.

Published 22 January 2021

Scottish Building Society warns of ‘lost generation’ of young buyers as house prices surge

Paul Denton, the head of Scottish Building Society (SBS), has welcomed a dramatic rise in house prices - but warned the impact of COVID-19 could prove a barrier to a generation of buyers getting on to the housing ladder.

Published 22 January 2021

Short-term rentals 'amplify housing shortage in urban areas', finds academic report

Short-term rentals, such as Airbnb, are causing housing shortages and rent increases, according to new research by the University of Cologne.

Published 22 January 2021

Begbies Traynor: Why the housing market is protected during lockdown 3.0

As mainland Scotland entered the third coronavirus lockdown under national guidelines, the housing market braced itself for another slowdown following attempts to catch up due to the four-month shut down which commenced in March 2020. To restart the housing market, encourage vendors to increase their selling appetite and push buyers to continue interacting with estate agents, special guidance and legislative changes were unveiled.

Published 22 January 2021

£80m investment drive outlined in new Queens Cross five-year plan

An £80 million investment in quality homes forms a cornerstone of Queens Cross Housing Association’s new plan to make the area a better place to live and work over the next five years.

Published 21 January 2021

200 new homes planned as part of mixed-use development in Uphall

Plans have been submitted to build 200 new homes in Uphall, West Lothian, alongside retails units and a new park and ride facility at the local train station.

Published 21 January 2021