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Link Group strengthens governance with move to Decision Time platform

Decision Time has reached another major milestone as it continues to expand its presence in Scotland.

Published 22 April 2021

Former Shettleston primary school site to be transformed

Shettleston Housing Association has secured detailed planning consent to transform the site of the former St Mark’s primary school into a new, family-focused development.

Published 21 April 2021

Dundee City Council to approve £4.2m multi-storey fire safety works

Multi-storey dwellings across Dundee could be set for £4.2 million of fire safety improvements designed to further enhance safety standards in the blocks.

Published 21 April 2021

SBHA hails positive impact of Connecting Scotland programme

Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) has distributed 190 iPads and Chromebooks to tenants to help tackle digital exclusion and over the past year.

Published 21 April 2021

City of Edinburgh Council prioritises housing in equality and diversity framework

Councillors in Edinburgh have approved a new four-year framework setting out the council’s ambitions to advance equality and promote diversity as the city rebuilds after the pandemic.

Published 21 April 2021

Plans submitted for 140 new homes in Kinghorn

Fife Council has received plans for a major development in Kinghorn comprising of 140 new homes.

Published 21 April 2021

Taylor Wimpey makes detailed planning application for further development of new homes in Wallyford

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has submitted an Approval of Matters specified in Conditions (AMC) application to East Lothian Council for the provision of a further development of new homes on land at Futures Way in Wallyford, East Lothian.

Published 21 April 2021

Aberdeen City Council invests in green energy technology for council homes

Aberdeen City Council is investing in a £5.2 million project that will see low-carbon and energy-efficient technology installed in 100 council homes.

Published 21 April 2021

Scotland’s low-carbon economy transition 'could create up to 367,000 jobs'

With the right policies, Scotland’s transition to a low-carbon economy could create up to 367,000 jobs, with up to 37,000 of those created over three years by building new social housing, according to a major new report into green jobs.

Published 21 April 2021

Studio LBA team members awarded prestigious Medal for Architecture

Chiara Fingland and Clare O’Connell from Studio LBA in Edinburgh and Kinross and the Imagine If… research collective have been awarded the prestigious RSA Annual Exhibition Medal for Architecture for their work on the Home of 2030 project.

Published 21 April 2021

New Gorbals Housing Association brings forward plans for Coliseum Theatre site

New Gorbals Housing Association (NGHA) and Urban Union have released detailed plans for a residential development on a historic site in the Laurieston area of Glasgow for public consultation.

Published 20 April 2021

Eildon calls on political parties to support investment in social housing sector

Ahead of next month’s Scottish Parliament election, Eildon Housing Association is calling on Scotland’s political parties to support investment in the social housing sector in order to kickstart the country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 20 April 2021

Housing Options Scotland: Is there enough provision for people with learning difficulties

Housing Options Scotland is a charity helping people with disabilities to find the best possible accommodation for their needs. Working with a large cross-section of society, the charity has noticed that - despite doubling their caseload in the past year - people with learning difficulties still only represent 1-2% of their client base. Troubled by these figures and wanting to learn more about it, charity volunteers conducted some rudimentary research into provisions in the housing sector for those with learning difficulties and how they could be better equipped to help. 

Published 20 April 2021

Union reveals stress and workload impact of pandemic on local government workers

Scotland’s local government workers have revealed the enormous toll on their health as they’ve worked to keep services running, according to a survey published today by UNISON.

Published 20 April 2021

Scottish Self-Build Loan Fund extended for a year

The Self-Build Loan Fund provided by the Scottish Government and administered by the Communities Housing Trust has been extended for another year, and will now accept applications until August 2022.

Published 20 April 2021