Scottish Empty Homes Partnership
Galashiels Town Centre, Hawick Town Centre, Hawick Trinity and Hawick Wellogate had more than 5% of properties classified as Long-Term Empty (LTE) in each of the past four years (2016-2019), according to new data from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP).
Published 29 September 2020
Scottish councils have been urged to make empty homes work a cornerstone of post-pandemic recovery after a record number of privately-owned vacant properties were brought back into use last year.
Published 29 June 2020
The number of empty homes in Aberdeen has almost tripled in the last four years.
Published 22 June 2020
Services are set to be enhanced in South Lanarkshire which aim to increase the number of long term empty homes being brought back into use.
Published 24 February 2020
The City of Edinburgh Council has boosted its ability to tackle the waste of long-term vacant, privately-owned homes with the appointment of a dedicated empty homes officer.
Published 22 January 2020
Local government officers and others tackling the problem of empty homes across Scotland are meeting at the sell-out Scottish Empty Homes Partnership annual conference in Edinburgh today.
Published 20 November 2019
New data from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has revealed that more than 100 formerly empty homes are being brought back into use every month thanks to specialist staff in Scottish local councils.
Published 11 November 2019
Sixteen finalists from Ayrshire to North Ronaldsay in Orkney have been shortlisted in the Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champions of the Year Awards.
Published 25 October 2019
Shelter Scotland is calling for nominations for an awards ceremony to recognise the work of people fighting to bring Scotland's 39,000 privately-owned, long-term empty homes back into use.
Published 29 August 2019
A majority of Scots agree that empty homes lead to a reduction in the amount of available housing and believe private owners of empty homes should be pressured to bring them back into use, according to new opinion polling.
Published 31 July 2019
A record number of privately-owned empty homes in Scotland were brought back into use with help from local councils last year.
Published 12 June 2019
Aberdeen City Council has launched a new empty homes service with support from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP).
Published 20 February 2019
Delegates from across Scotland will hear about the range of successful initiatives and projects bringing new momentum to the challenge of turning long-term private empty properties in to homes again.
Published 26 November 2018
A Stirling Council worker is in the running for two prestigious accolades for her efforts in bringing empty homes back into use.
Published 25 October 2018
By Gavin Leask from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership
Published 13 September 2018