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Glasgow tenement building collapses after fire in ground-floor shop

A three-storey tenement building in Glasgow has partially collapsed after a fire broke out in a ground-floor shop.

Published 11 November 2019

More than 100 empty homes a month brought back into use in Scotland

New data from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has revealed that more than 100 formerly empty homes are being brought back into use every month thanks to specialist staff in Scottish local councils.

Published 11 November 2019

Report reveals local boost from proposed new Renfrewshire development

A proposed housing development in Houston, Renfrewshire, would generate significant job and economic benefits, according to new research.

Published 11 November 2019

Newcastle students visit Shawfair to learn about creating a new town

Students from Newcastle’s Northumbria University have paid a visit to Shawfairt to learn how a new town is created and developed.

Published 11 November 2019

Scotland ‘poised for Scandi-style heating revolution’

The Scottish Government’s new Heat Networks Bill could see the equivalent of 460,000 homes heated renewably by 2030, cutting emissions from heat by 10% and helping tackle the climate emergency, according to a new study.

Published 11 November 2019

RBS to launch UK's first 'social bond' to address regional inequality

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced plans to launch the UK's first "social bond" to address regional inequality and boost economic growth.

Published 11 November 2019

Flooding action plan launched to protect communities from extreme weather

An action plan to help homeowners and businesses prevent damage caused by flooding has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Published 11 November 2019

District heat network turns up the heat in Stirling

A groundbreaking project that could see homes in the Forthside area of Stirling provided with heat that’s generated from waste water is now fully operational in the area.

Published 11 November 2019

Real Living Wage increases today

The real Living Wage has increased to £9.30 in the UK and £10.75 in London, following an increase in the cost of living.

Published 11 November 2019

Nine landlords fail to submit first annual assurance statements on time

The Scottish Housing Regulator is to engage with two RSLs and seven local authorities that did not submit an annual assurance statement by the requested deadline.

Published 8 November 2019

Scottish Government updates homelessness code of guidance

A new code of guidance has been published to help guide local authorities in their duties to assist people who are threatened with or who are experiencing homelessness.

Published 8 November 2019

Sally Thomas delivers inaugural Bill Chapman Housing Horizons Lecture

Almost fifty leading representatives from the social housing sector gathered in Aberdeen to hear Sally Thomas, CEO of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), deliver the first ever Bill Chapman Housing Horizons Lecture on Wednesday evening.

Published 8 November 2019

Number of homes increased at former Shettleston school site

Shettleston Housing Association (SHA) has submitted revised plans to transform a former school site into new homes.

Published 8 November 2019

Martin Armstrong: Housing is not just a roof over a head, but the bedrock of a secure and happy life

Housing is a multi-faceted career that can really make a difference, changing people’s lives for the better, says Martin Armstrong.

Published 8 November 2019

Taylor Wimpey and Melville cement relationship with new Bilston affordable homes

Construction work on a Taylor Wimpey East Scotland and Melville Housing Association development of 26 new affordable homes in Bilston is now under way.

Published 8 November 2019