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Blog: What do students really think about tenancy reform?

In a guest blog for Shelter Scotland, Vonnie Sandlan of NUS Scotland looks at what students want from new legislation on private renting.

Published 22 January 2016

Councillors recommended to approve Stonehaven flood protection scheme

The progression of a £16 million scheme to protect Stonehaven from future flooding is set to be approved by Aberdeenshire Council next week.

Published 22 January 2016

SEPA publishes guidance on natural flood management

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published a new handbook to help local authorities and landowners implement natural flood management measures.

Published 22 January 2016

Scottish Government unveils £160m of support for home ownership schemes

More than £160 million of new funding will be targeted in 2016/17 on home ownership schemes to support 5000 households to buy their own home, the Scottish Government said today.

Published 21 January 2016

Private Tenancies Bill set for Parliament debate

A new bill aimed at strengthening and improving the private rented sector will be debated in parliament today.

Published 21 January 2016

Poverty advisor lists housing affordability among key recommendations to tackle inequality

Poverty and inequality consultant Naomi Eisenstadt has set out 15 recommendations on what more the Scottish Government and others can do to tackle poverty in Scotland.

Published 21 January 2016

MSP calls for rent controls to be extended to Highlands and Islands and to new tenancies

The need for rent controls in the Highlands and Islands, where rents are rising faster than in any other part of Scotland, has become “urgent”, according to John Finnie MSP.

Published 21 January 2016

Scottish Housing Regulator report charts near-insolvency and rescue of RSL

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published its latest report from its Governance Matters series which sets out what led to the near insolvency and ultimate rescue of a Registered Social Landlord (RSL).

Published 21 January 2016

Tenants move in to first new council homes in St Andrews for 17 years

Fife Council is nearing the end of the latest development in its Affordable Housing Programme which will deliver a total of 2,700 new affordable homes by 2017.

Published 21 January 2016

Scottish house prices expected to continue increase in early 2016

Scottish house prices look set to rise further in the first quarter of 2016 as supply continues to fail to meet demand, according to the latest survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Published 21 January 2016

Additional projects agreed for Dumfries and Galloway Strategic Housing Investment Plan

Councillors in Dumfries and Galloway have agreed to add a number of new projects to the council's Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP).

Published 21 January 2016

Award for West of Scotland Housing Association committee member

Clare Newton, a member of the management committee at West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA), has been recognised for her fantastic commitment to social housing by EVH.

Published 21 January 2016

Event to showcase Sighthill regeneration and community project plans

The latest information on the £220 million regeneration of Sighthill, as well as details on a project that local people will participate in and develop over the next five years, will be unveiled at an event in Glasgow next month.

Published 21 January 2016

Spoon that doesn’t spill wins Blackwood design award

A spoon that reduces spillage, designed to aid those with shaky hands as a result of cerebral palsy, essential tremor and Parkinson’s, has scooped the top prize at a Dragons Den style design competition.

Published 21 January 2016

Increase in homelessness among young care leavers in the Western Isles

An inspection of services for children and young people in the Western Isles has identified an increase in care leavers becoming homeless due to “limited collaboration” between the authorities.

Published 20 January 2016