Homes for Scotland



Home for Scotland urges Holyrood to understand the business models of home building

Trade body Homes for Scotland has set out its asks of the new Scottish Government at the country’s largest single gathering of senior home building industry representatives.

Published 23 May 2016

Cruden Homes scoops Home Builder of the Year at premier industry awards

Designed to showcase the sector’s achievements in building homes that meet a diverse set of needs and aspirations, trade body Homes for Scotland has announced the winners of its prestigious awards scheme at the organisation’s largest ever ceremony.

Published 23 May 2016

Housing bodies unite in joint call to tackle homes shortage

Scotland’s key housing and professional bodies have called for politicians to tackle the country’s housing crisis by supporting an increase in the supply of warm, sustainable homes that meet a diverse set of needs and aspirations.

Published 27 April 2016

Concern over unintended consequences of planning delivery advice on home building

Home builders have raised concerns over the unintended consequences which could arise from the Scottish Government’s draft delivery advice on planning and infrastructure.

Published 11 April 2016

Hillcrest shortlisted in Homes for Scotland Awards

Hillcrest has today been announced as a finalist in the supporting organisation category of the Homes for Scotland Awards.

Published 7 April 2016

City homes ‘becoming less affordable’

Rising house prices have driven a deterioration in home affordability in Scottish cities for a third consecutive year, according to a Bank of Scotland report.

Published 29 March 2016

Help to Buy reaches 8,000 sales milestone

More than 8,000 households have now received support to own their own home through the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme, social justice secretary Alex Neil has announced.

Published 24 March 2016

New affordable home completions up 19 per cent

The number of affordable homes delivered by the end of December 2015 rose by 19 per cent on the previous year, officials figures have confirmed.

Published 16 March 2016

Government unveils £50m package to boost housebuilding

A new £50 million infrastructure fund which aims to speed up the construction of thousands of new affordable and private homes has been unveiled by the Scottish Government.

Published 29 February 2016

Rental Income Guarantee scheme to deliver thousands of PRS homes

Plans for a new Scotland-wide housing initiative that could help deliver thousands of purpose-built homes for private rent have been unveiled by social justice secretary Alex Neil.

Published 25 February 2016

New head of planning appointed by Homes for Scotland

Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has today announced the internal appointment of Tammy Adams as head of planning.

Published 25 February 2016

Next phase of Help to Buy ‘vital’ to sustaining growth in house purchase lending

A year-on-year growth in house purchase lending in Scotland has been welcomed as a signal of optimism for the sector by the country’s home building industry.

Published 25 February 2016

Two fifths of Scots believe property ladder is out of reach

New research has suggested that two fifths (40 per cent) of Scottish non-homeowners do not believe they will ever be able to buy their own house.

Published 5 February 2016

New Homes for Scotland boss sets out plan of action for tackling housing crisis

Assuming the position of chief executive of home building industry body Homes for Scotland today, Nicola Barclay has set out the plan of action she has identified as necessary for tackling the country’s housing crisis which sees 160,000 on waiting lists and many others struggling to access the home of their choice.

Published 1 February 2016

Homes for Scotland launches student design competition

Coinciding with 2016 being the year of Architecture, Design and Innovation, industry body Homes for Scotland has launched its first student competition encouraging innovative home designs suitable to meet future zero carbon requirements.

Published 26 January 2016