News



Martin Gavin: A housing-led approach to homelessness will guide us out

Martin Gavin, Homeless Network Scotland’s head of external relations, looks at how to frame discussions about what happens next, so that the best ideas surface quickly.

Published 14 May 2020

Wheatley Group contractors and suppliers donate £34k to support lifeline service

Wheatley Group contractors and suppliers have donated almost £34,000 to the group's EatWell service, helping the group support vulnerable people across Scotland during the pandemic.

Published 14 May 2020

Hillcrest hails its finance team

Hillcrest has hailed the work of its finance team during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Published 14 May 2020

IPPR: Nearly half of families with children in Scotland struggling to make ends meet during COVID-19

A total of 300,000 households with dependent children in Scotland (49%) are 'struggling to make ends meet’ or in ‘serious financial difficulty’ during this COVID-19 crisis, according to new analysis from IPPR Scotland.

Published 14 May 2020

A simple fish supper lift spirits at Bield retirement development

A South Ayrshire retirement housing development were treated to a fish and chip delivery to lift their spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 14 May 2020

Planning application submitted for Build-to-Rent development in Edinburgh

A planning application for the development of high-quality Build-to-Rent (BTR) accommodation on Bonnington Road Lane has been submitted by property developer and operator, PLATFORM_.

Published 14 May 2020

Permission granted for new flats at Hillhead Church in Glasgow

Wemyss Properties has been given the green light to build an exclusive development of 29 new flats on the site of the former Hillhead Baptist Church building, just off Byres Road in Glasgow’s West End. 

Published 14 May 2020

Robert Campbell appointed director of housing & community services at WSHA

West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) has appointed Robert Campbell as its new director of housing & community services.

Published 14 May 2020

First Minister asked to signal timescale for recommencement of home building amid increasing market divergence

A phased return to work would enable Scotland’s housebuilders to put the finishing touches to around 6,000 largely completed homes worth in excess of £1 billion to the economy, according to Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 14 May 2020

RICS calls on Scottish Government for clarity on housing market

RICS has called on the Scottish Government for clarity on when the house buying and selling process can restart as it suggested house prices will be 4% lower when the market reopens.

Published 14 May 2020

Scottish Greens call for two-year rent freeze

The second set of emergency laws to be made in Scotland during the coronavirus pandemic must protect vulnerable tenants, the Scottish Greens have urged.

Published 14 May 2020

Edinburgh community project receive University of Edinburgh funding

Projects supporting those most severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas have been awarded funding from the University of Edinburgh.

Published 14 May 2020

HFD Charitable Foundation pledges £250k to local causes during coronavirus crisis

The HFD Charitable Foundation has diverted £250,000 of annual charitable giving to support local causes and vulnerable communities in Glasgow through the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 14 May 2020

Fraser Campbell: Planning for and managing ‘sticky’ cashflow

As Scotland gets set for another three weeks of lockdown what practical measures can businesses take to protect cashflow and ensure they can progress to the recovery stage – whenever that comes. Reviewing and putting in place a flexible business plan is an essential first step to ensure the business can tackle the ‘new normal’. “New normal” will be a diminished version of normal business with extra challenging variables.

Published 14 May 2020

Our Housing Heritage: Ned Donaldson and the battle for Merrylee

The Springburn office of ng homes is named after Ned Donaldson. But who was Ned Donaldson? Kieran Findlay recalls the contribution of the activist and the post-war battle to stop the privatisation of council housing at Merrylee.

Published 13 May 2020