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New council housing opens in Ullapool

Residents were welcomed into their new homes at Lochside Court in Ullapool last week by Highland Councillors Isabelle Campbell and Graham MacKenzie.

Published 20 May 2015

Affordable housing plan for Alloa town centre

Clackmannanshire Council is in the early stages of a plan to further regenerate Alloa town centre by building affordable housing on a derelict site.

Published 20 May 2015

Wates Living Space and River Clyde Homes boost employability of local young people

Wates Living Space has employed two young people from Inverclyde to work on site as part of its Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS) refurbishment contract for River Clyde Homes.

Published 20 May 2015

Edinburgh youngsters offered lessons in life skills to help reduce homelessness

An innovative pilot scheme has been launched to teach young people in Edinburgh the skills they need to stay off the streets and to find work.

Published 20 May 2015

Stirling residents invited to take part in HMO survey

Stirling Council is looking for the public’s views on the subject of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

Published 20 May 2015

North Lanarkshire Council urges tenants to protect homes from fire

Some people living in council homes in North Lanarkshire are putting lives at risk by failing to get their smoke alarms checked, the council has warned.

Published 20 May 2015

Glen Housing Association secures £5.7m loan from sustainable lender

Fife-based Glen Housing Association (GHA) has secured a £5.7 million loan from Triodos Bank.

Published 19 May 2015

New Auchterarder council housing development delivered six months early

Perth & Kinross Council's multi-million pound programme of social housing construction has taken another step forward after the completion of a major new development in Auchterarder.

Published 19 May 2015

Glasgow City Council backs renting reform campaign

Glasgow City Council has passed a motion in support of a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector.

Published 19 May 2015

First time buyers wait longer than expected to get on property ladder

First time buyers are having to wait longer than planned to take their first step onto the property ladder, according to new research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.

Published 19 May 2015

City of Edinburgh Council names Andrew Kerr as new chief executive

Andrew Kerr has been announced as the preferred candidate for the post of chief executive for the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 19 May 2015

Housing minister marks Apprenticeship Week by launching SFHA Apprentice Challenge 2015

Housing minister Margaret Burgess marked the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week (May 18-22) by launching a national challenge for housing apprentices yesterday.

Published 19 May 2015

Cameras fitted to bin lorries to prevent rough sleeper deaths

A waste management company is installing cameras to its vehicles in a bid to reduce the number of homeless people killed after sleeping rough in industrial-sized wheelie bins.

Published 19 May 2015

England: Social landlords welfare expect cuts to trigger new wave of homelessness

Further cuts to welfare funding by the UK government result in a surge in rent arrears, tenant evictions and homelessness, a new report has warned.

Published 19 May 2015

Maryhill Residents’ Conference ‘a sailaway success’

A bumper turnout of residents turned Maryhill Housing Association’s Residents’ Conference into a sailaway success at the weekend.

Published 19 May 2015