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Blindwells development to help meet demand for affordable homes  

One of Scotland’s largest residential developments will soon be offering much-needed new affordable housing for residents in East Lothian.

Published 12 April 2021

Tributes made to Murdostoun councillor Robert McKendrick

Tributes have been paid to Murdostoun councillor Robert McKendrick, who died suddenly on Friday April 9.

Published 12 April 2021

Viewpoint tenant board member retires after ten and a half years

Jean Simpson, a Viewpoint tenant at Inverleith Gardens, has retired after ten and a half years’ service as a board member.

Published 12 April 2021

Occupational therapy students join Abbeyfield Scotland on placement

Abbeyfield Scotland has welcomed occupational therapy students Rebecca McVeigh and Caoimhe Curran from Queen Margaret University on placement for ten weeks.

Published 12 April 2021

Linstone Housing unveils latest recruits to estates team

Two new recruits to Linstone Housing's estates team are helping the effort to keep communities in Johnstone and Linwood looking good.

Published 12 April 2021

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership seeks third sector views on empty homes

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership wants to hear from third sector organisations with their thoughts on if and how they can use empty homes to help to meet their housing objectives.

Published 12 April 2021

IPPR Scotland calls for radical reform of council tax

Progressive think tank IPPR Scotland has today published new research calling for significant changes to council tax to help pay for Scotland’s Covid recovery.

Published 12 April 2021

Election: Scottish Greens pledge more empty property powers for councils

Scottish Greens have pledged to give councils more powers to improve local services and bring vacant properties back into use.

Published 12 April 2021

Cohousing future planned for Edinburgh's Comiston Farmhouse

A former farmhouse in the south of Edinburgh has been identified as a possible location for a new form of co-operative housing.

Published 12 April 2021

Newlands housing development given green light

CCG Homes has secured planning permission for a housing development at the former Calderwood Lodge Primary School in Newlands.

Published 12 April 2021

Winchburgh Developments begins work on Auldcathie district park

Winchburgh Developments Limited has confirmed the landscape works have commenced on the Auldcathie District Park and that Perth-based Allison Enterprises has been awarded the contract for the landscaping of work on Phase One of the project which is due to open late summer 2021.

Published 12 April 2021

DTL Creative shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year in Northern Housing Awards

DTL Creative, an Edinburgh-based social housing IT and technology consultancy, has been shortlisted for an award at the Northern Housing Awards.

Published 12 April 2021

First Home Fund closes after five days

The First Home Fund, a shared equity pilot scheme launched by the Scottish Government to provide first-time buyers with funding, has closed for applications after just five working days.

Published 9 April 2021

SFHA takes steps to work with government on shared understanding of rent affordability

A new Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) paper has set out the processes, considerations and questions faced by housing associations in relation to rents, both generally and in the context of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Published 9 April 2021

Homelessness workers to get lawyer-led training on legal rights from Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland has announced a new two-year project to empower organisations working on the frontline with people experiencing homelessness.

Published 9 April 2021