Homes for Scotland

Homes for Scotland appoints Ken Gillespie as chair

Homes for Scotland has today announced the appointment of Ken Gillespie as chair on a three year term with immediate effect.

Published 9 October 2017

Scottish Housing Day: New poll shows mixed housing experience across Scotland

Around 83% of Scots are satisfied with their current housing situation while 16% are not, according to an exclusive new opinion poll commissioned to coincide with Scottish Housing Day, which takes place today.

Published 21 September 2017

Builders urge Scottish Government to guard against housing complacency

Scotland’s home building industry is urging the Scottish Government to guard against complacency over housing as new statistics show a marginal increase of just 251 homes (1%) completed in 2016-17 compared to the previous year.

Published 14 September 2017

New working group to make urgent recommendations to end rough sleeping

The Scottish Government has pledged to establish an expert group together with a £50 million fund with the aim of eradicating homelessness for good.

Published 6 September 2017

Scottish National Investment Bank to be established

A Scottish National Investment Bank will be established to take a “new approach” on capital investment, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced yesterday.

Published 6 September 2017

Homes for Scotland boss named CEO of the Year at Scottish Women’s Awards

The boss of trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS), Nicola Barclay, won CEO of the Year at the inaugural Scottish Women’s Awards in Glasgow on Wednesday night.

Published 4 September 2017

Less than one month to go until Scottish Housing Day 2017

With just under a month to go until Scottish Housing Day, the organisers behind the event are encouraging as many housing organisations as possible to get involved and consider hosting an event to raise public awareness of housing options and the great work people in housing do.

Published 31 August 2017

Home builders bemoan ‘distinct lack of detail’ in planning review proposals

Proposed changes to Scotland’s planning system will be a missed opportunity to make the strategic and radical changes to the delivery model that are required to increase the number of homes across the country, according to Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 16 August 2017

New statistics bust myth of ‘rabbit hutch’ modern homes

New energy performance data gathered from buildings in England and Wales has busted the myth perpetuated by critics of modern new homes that they are “rabbit hutches”, according to trade body Homes for Scotland.

Published 4 August 2017

Sector responds to latest housing statistics

A rise in housing completions and approvals for housing associations in Scotland has been largely welcomed by the sector though calls have been made for the delivery of new homes to be improved even further.

Published 14 June 2017

Trade body calls for housebuilding programme to stimulate ‘stagnating Scottish economy’

Building much needed new homes could fill the economic void left by large, soon to be completed infrastructure projects such as the Queensferry Crossing, according to Homes for Scotland.

Published 7 June 2017

Fall in home mover lending prompts builder concern

An annual fall in home mover lending figures highlights the negative impact the Land & Buildings Transaction Tax is having on potential home buyers, according to industry body Homes for Scotland.

Published 25 May 2017

Barratt Homes crowned Home Builder of the Year

Barratt Homes has been crowned Homes for Scotland’s Home Builder of the Year at the trade body’s largest ever ceremony, which was held in Edinburgh last week in front of an 1100-strong crowd of senior industry leaders and guests.

Published 15 May 2017

Broxburn school revamp named Affordable Housing Development of the Year

The redevelopment of the former Broxburn Primary School in West Lothian has been named Affordable Housing Development of the Year at the 2017 Homes for Scotland Awards.

Published 15 May 2017

Scotland has ‘mountain to climb’ to meet housing demand

The challenges facing those delivering the new homes that Scotland desperately needs are getting ever steeper, according to a leading industry figure.

Published 15 May 2017