Homes for Scotland

HFS highlights ‘significant’ regional variations in housing starts and completions

Significant variations in housing starts and completions exist across regions and tenures in Scotland while major applications are still taking more than twice as long as the statutory timeframe, according to new analysis.

Published 31 January 2020

Urgent change in infrastructure approach required to deliver net zero carbon economy

The Scottish Government should put “place” at the heart of coherent, infrastructure prioritisation and planning to achieve an inclusive net zero carbon economy, according to a 30-year infrastructure blueprint published today.

Published 20 January 2020

Scottish Government launches £150m First Home Fund

A new national pilot scheme which aims to help thousands of first-time buyers with the deposit for a new home has opened for applications.

Published 18 December 2019

Richard Jennings joins Homes for Scotland board

Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association managing director Richard Jennings has been appointed a director of Homes for Scotland (HFS), joining the board of the trade body with immediate effect.

Published 3 December 2019

HFS: More SME home builders required if Scottish housing growth to be sustained

With housing completions in 2018 exceeding 20,000 for the first time in a decade, Homes for Scotland (HFS) has stressed the need for more SME home builders if growth is to be continued. 

Published 26 November 2019

Homes for Scotland calls for ways to improve outlook of Scotland’s housing

Housing supply growth has varied across Scotland and a number of challenges and opportunities await the industry in coming years, according to new research from Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 13 November 2019

Nicola Barclay: We need to home in on ways to beat the housing crisis

Ahead of the Homes for Scotland annual conference, Nicola Barclay discusses the need for housing, the social and economic benefits of home building and the constraints facing the industry.

Published 7 November 2019

Stewart Milne Homes director appointed to Homes for Scotland board

Gary Milne, technical & design director for Stewart Milne Homes Central Scotland, has been appointed to the board of Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 6 November 2019

Homes for Scotland announces new Annual Lunch partnership with Burness Paull

Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced a new three-year deal with commercial law firm Burness Paull LLP for sponsorship of its flagship Annual Lunch.

Published 5 November 2019

SFHA welcomes housing progress but warns of threat of uncertainty

New statistics which revealed a 15% increase in Scotland’s supply of new homes have been welcomed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 25 September 2019

Homes for Scotland report reveals the wider value created by house building

A new report commissioned by Homes for Scotland (HFS) has revealed the wider value created by building the homes Scotland requires.

Published 18 September 2019

Colin Kenneth Rae joins Springfield Properties as new non-executive director

Colin Kenneth Rae, director of Homes for Scotland, has joined Springfield Properties as a new non-executive director with immediate effect.

Published 18 September 2019

Tammy Swift-Adams: Life after the Planning Bill – moving from conflict to collaboration

The new Planning Bill gives Scotland just what it needs: a spur to replace conflict with collaboration.

Published 9 July 2019

Homes for Scotland airs concerns over sustainability of housing growth

Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has raised concern on whether the housing growth seen in Scotland in 2018 can be maintained in the longer-term.

Published 28 June 2019

Scottish Help to Buy figures ‘highlight potential for disparity’ with rest of UK

News of the success of the Scottish Government’s Help to Buy shared equity scheme has been welcomed by Homes for Scotland (HFS) but the trade body has emphasised the importance of maintaining a level playing field across the border.

Published 19 June 2019