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Midlothian Council to buy house for specialist care for children

Midlothian Council has agreed to purchase a house to support children aged between 5 and 12-years-of-age who are unable to live in a family setting.

Published 24 February 2021

Western Isles Council sets 2021/22 budget

Western Isles Council (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar) met yesterday to consider its 2021.22 budget.

Published 24 February 2021

Holyrood to recognise impact of Citizens Advice in Scotland

MSPs from across Scotland will recognise the impact of the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) network in Scotland in a special members’ business debate at Holyrood today.

Published 24 February 2021

Greenspace Scotland to commission for National Covid Memorial artistic engagement process

Greenspace Scotland is seeking to commission an artist/artistic partnership to engage creatively with communities to co-design an artistic statement and concept to inform the development of a National Covid Memorial in Pollok Country Park, Glasgow and that could be utilised by communities and other organisations in greenspaces across Scotland.

Published 24 February 2021

City of Edinburgh Council ruled to have breached duties towards homeless refugee

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has found that a local authority acted unlawfully in failing to provide assistance to a homeless Sudanese refugee living in Scotland.

Published 23 February 2021

Scotland records more than 200 homeless deaths in a year

More than 200 people experiencing homelessness died during 2019 in Scotland, where the homeless death rate was higher than England and Wales.

Published 23 February 2021

Court of Session clarifies the law on fresh homeless applications

In a petition for judicial review of the City of Edinburgh Council’s decision to refuse a fresh homeless application, the Court of Session has held that the council acted unlawfully.

Published 23 February 2021

Calvay Housing Association granted permission for new homes in Barlanark

Councillors have given the green light for Calvay Housing Association to build 37 new flats on brownfield land at Barlanark.

Published 23 February 2021

Maryhill Housing awards reactive repairs contract to Turner Property Services

Turner Property Services Ltd has secured a new contract for the provision of reactive repairs with Maryhill Housing for an initial period of three years.

Published 23 February 2021

Sigma Capital launches first PRS development in Scotland

Private rented sector (PRS) and urban regeneration specialist Sigma has started work on its first Scottish PRS development with 75 new homes to be delivered at Bertha Park.

Published 23 February 2021

Aberdeen details plans for more than 200 homes at former school site

Aberdeen City Council has lodged detailed plans to build 213 homes for rent on the site of the former Kincorth Academy.

Published 23 February 2021

Work begins on Larkhall housing development

hub South West Scotland and Cruden Building are starting work today on a new affordable housing development in Larkhall on behalf of South Lanarkshire Council to support the local housing strategy.

Published 23 February 2021

A fair economic recovery should tackle inequality and help people on low incomes, says Finance Committee

It is highly likely that COVID-19 has exacerbated existing structural inequalities in Scotland, according to the Scottish Parliament's Finance and Constitution Committee’s budget report published today.

Published 23 February 2021

Heat Networks Bill set for Stage 3 debate

Proposed legislation to encourage greater deployment of heat networks in Scotland in order to help reduce emissions from heating homes and buildings will be debated at Stage 3 in the Scottish Parliament today.  

Published 23 February 2021

England: Housing associations and councils can bid for government strategic partnerships

The UK Government's housing delivery agency Homes England is expanding its multi-million-pound strategic partnership model and with for-profit housing providers and councils now able to bid for funding under the programme.

Published 23 February 2021