Our Housing Heritage



Our Housing Heritage - how a Lothian piggery pioneered social housing for Scottish veterans

For the next edition of Our Housing Heritage, journalist and digital history specialist Chris Holme shares the story of how First World War servicemen came to reside in the rural village of Longniddry.

Published 26 October 2020

Our Housing Heritage: How Glasgow tenants 'fought the huns at home' during World War One

In the latest article in the ongoing Our Housing Heritage series, Scottish Housing News discusses the Glasgow Rent Strikes of 1915.

Published 3 September 2020

Our Housing Heritage: Ned Donaldson and the battle for Merrylee

The Springburn office of ng homes is named after Ned Donaldson. But who was Ned Donaldson? Kieran Findlay recalls the contribution of the activist and the post-war battle to stop the privatisation of council housing at Merrylee.

Published 13 May 2020

Our Housing Heritage: George Gibson – the man who built Paisley

Duncan Smith, who works in the social housing sector, has contributed this piece as part of his quest for more information about housing architect George Gibson.

Published 6 May 2020

Our Housing Heritage: 100 years on and Scotland’s first council scheme stands the test of time

Next month marks the centenary of Scotland’s first council housing estate, the Logie Estate in Dundee. Lauren Brown reports.

Published 29 April 2020

Our Housing Heritage: John Wheatley - Red Clydesider and founding father of social housing

As part of Scottish Housing News’ new Our Housing Heritage series, Lauren Brown considers the impact of John Wheatley on social housing.

Published 20 April 2020