Places for People Scotland



Castle Rock Edinvar rebrands to represent Scotland-wide presence

Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association has rebranded as Places for People Scotland in a move it said reflects that the organisation has homes and delivers services across Scotland and also its place within the Places for People family.

Published 6 September 2021

New affordable homes available across East Lothian

Affordable homes including new council houses, have been delivered across East Lothian this year.

Published 2 December 2020

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

Stirling Council approves new plan to deliver 1,000 affordable homes

Councillors from Stirling Council have approved a new £112 million housing investment plan to deliver nearly 1,000 affordable homes across the region.

Published 20 November 2019

£3m more funding to boost energy efficiency of social homes

Eleven social landlords are to benefit from Scottish Government grants to provide warmer and cheaper-to-heat homes.

Published 5 November 2019

West Lothian SHIP update unveils plans for 3,000 new homes by 2022

Plans for further opportunities for social housing have been revealed as West Lothian Council met to discuss details on the updated Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP).

Published 25 October 2019

Ben Dyer to lead innovation at Castle Rock Edinvar

Castle Rock Edinvar has named Ben Dyer to the new role of technology and innovation lead to oversee the integration of data and technological advances with the housing association’s operations.

Published 23 October 2019

Castle Rock Edinvar appoints Neil Ross as director of placemaking opportunities

Neil Ross has been appointed as the new director of placemaking opportunities for Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association.

Published 15 October 2019

800-home Haddington development continues with new site start

Work to deliver 800 new homes and a new primary school at one of the gateways into Haddington is well under way with a number of developers on site at various stages of construction.

Published 21 June 2019

Dr Richard Jennings: Flexibility and Adaptability – Mid-market rent and the supply of affordable housing

This is the second in a series of blog posts reflecting on approaches to delivering alternative tenures in Scotland. In the first post, Professor Moira Munro reflects on some of the main points of discussion from a recent roundtable hosted by Shelter Scotland. In this post, the second in the series, Dr Richard Jennings reflects on the role of mid-market rent – a form of affordable housing where tenants generally pay a lower rent than the market rent level in a given area, but more than local social housing tenants. Starting rents are usually similar to the Local Housing Allowance and are usually suitable for people on incomes that are not quite enough to afford home ownership or private sector rents.

Published 12 April 2019

Blog: Placemarketing at the heart of placemaking

Richard Jennings, managing director at Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association, writes on the link between placemaking and marketing.

Published 21 June 2018

Castle Rock Edinvar tenants transform Older Person's Forum

Retired Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association tenants have celebrated the positive transformation of the Older Person's Forum for residents.

Published 21 June 2018

Mid-market rent investment to deliver 1000 new homes

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has announced a multi-million pound investment in a mid-market rent scheme that will deliver 1000 new homes across Scotland.

Published 19 June 2018

Places for People unveils £75m Engine Yard transformation with new images

New images show the extent the £75 million Engine Yard development will transform a 4.5 acre neglected brownfield site on Leith Walk, providing much needed housing in a new community close to Edinburgh city centre.

Published 29 May 2018

Barratt reaches 150 affordable homes milestone in Edinburgh

The UK’s largest housebuilder has delivered over 150 affordable homes in Edinburgh to social housing providers in the last 12 months.

Published 9 May 2018