Homes for Scotland

PoLHA welcomes Homes for Scotland award for Leith Fort

An ambitious 94 affordable homes project, which is creating a new community at Edinburgh’s Leith Fort, has been named as affordable development of the year at this year’s Homes for Scotland awards.

Published 30 May 2018

Miller Homes comes out on top at Homes for Scotland awards

Miller Homes has taken the top spot at Homes for Scotland’s annual awards, with the organisation scooping Home Builder of the Year at the trade body’s largest ever ceremony, held in Edinburgh on 25 May 2018.

Published 29 May 2018

Perth housebuilder celebrates Homes for Scotland recognition

Perth-based housebuilder Stephen has won a prestigious award for its role in what will ultimately become Scotland’s largest new town.

Published 28 May 2018

Save the date for Scottish Housing Day

People and communities across Scotland are being asked to save the date for this year’s Scottish Housing Day, which will take place on Wednesday September 19th.

Published 23 May 2018

Housebuilder digs deep for charity build project in India

Charles Church, a land manager with Mactaggart & Mickel Homes in Glasgow, is heading to India in September to help build new homes for those in urgent need.

Published 15 May 2018

Working group formed to ensure long-term future for housebuilding skills

The Scottish Government is to work with key stakeholders to ensure the right skills are available for housing and construction developments.

Published 26 April 2018

Dundee City Council signs ‘forward thinking’ agreement with Homes for Scotland

Dundee City Council has signed an agreement with industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) aimed at ensuring the on-going delivery of the range of homes required to meet the needs of its population.

Published 24 April 2018

Help to Buy given two-year £100m extension

The Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme is to be extended beyond 2019 after the Scottish Government announced a further £100 million investment over two years.

Published 4 April 2018

Homes for Scotland reveals 2018 awards shortlist

The shortlist for Scotland’s premier home building industry awards has been announced as Homes for Scotland prepares to celebrate the sector’s successes at the largest annual gathering of its kind.

Published 26 March 2018

Nicola Barclay, chief executive at Homes for Scotland

With seemingly perfect timing for International Women’s Day, Homes for Scotland chief executive Nicola Barclay recently addressed the annual dinner of the Association of Women in Property’s Central Scotland branch, which draws members from across the many different disciplines in the property industry.

Published 8 March 2018

Building industry and planners give Planning Bill evidence

Holyrood's local government and communities committee will continue to examine the Planning (Scotland) Bill today as it hears evidence from organisations from the country’s builders and planners.

Published 7 March 2018

First-time buyer levels at ten year high in Scotland

Homes for Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to extend the Help to Buy scheme to capitalise on new figures which revealed that the number of first-time buyers in Scotland is at the highest level for a decade.

Published 22 February 2018

Planning Bill provides ‘crucial chance’ to ease housing crisis

As Scotland continues to wrestle with how to solve its housing crisis, Homes for Scotland has outlined its thinking on the proposals in the Planning Bill currently being scrutinised by the Scottish Parliament.

Published 5 February 2018

Developers prevented from building new homes due to lack of capital school funding

Much-needed new homes are being held up in the planning system because local authorities are increasing the expectations on developers to deliver infrastructure solutions such as new local schools, according to Homes for Scotland.

Published 20 December 2017

Operational delivery ‘key to return on investment’ for Build to Rent in Scotland

Investors into Scotland’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector have been urged to ensure that schemes have operational management factored in from the earliest stages of development.

Published 11 December 2017