Scottish Government



Government launches guidance to address shortage of wheelchair accessible housing

The Scottish Government has published new guidance for local authorities which has been welcomed as an "important first step" to addressing the shortage of wheelchair accessible housing in Scotland.

Published 1 April 2019

New free programme aims to help promote tenant participation across Scotland

A new programme funded by the Scottish Government has been launched to support tenants and landlords with tenant participation.

Published 5 September 2018

Scottish Government backs SFHA’s plan for increasing apprenticeships

Minister for Employability and Training Jamie Hepburn has lent his support to a national plan which aims to increase Modern Apprenticeships in the housing sector and build a skilled and motivated workforce for the future.

Published 12 April 2018

First residents move into West of Scotland HA homes in South Ayrshire

The first residents have moved in to a new affordable housing development in South Ayrshire and they are already feeling the benefits of the move.

Published 12 April 2018

Edinburgh World Heritage takes on its first post-war building to address chronic energy efficiency and conservation issues

Edinburgh World Heritage has announced the launch of an innovative new project to improve the energy efficiency of the Canongate Housing development, alongside undertaking vital conservation work on the architecturally important listed buildings.

Published 11 April 2018

Hjaltland Housing Association invests £10.4m in Shetland housing

Hjaltland Housing Association has announced the completion of 11 new homes in its scheme at Hill Grind in Lerwick, with tenants in the process of moving in.

Published 11 April 2018

GHA starts work on 143 new Gallowgate homes

The regeneration of the Gallowgate has taken a huge step forward as work has started on 143 new GHA homes in the area.

Published 26 February 2018

A household in Scotland became homeless 'every 19 minutes' last year

The latest homelessness statistics from the Scottish Government show that, on average, a household in Scotland "became homeless every 19 minutes" last year, Shelter Scotland has said.

Published 27 June 2017

Scottish Government gains control over Discretionary Housing Payments

Control over Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) has been transferred to the Scottish Government as of Saturday 1 April under the Scotland Act 2016.

Published 3 April 2017

Unclaimed tenancy deposits total £2.4 million

Thousands of deposits worth a total of £2.4 million have not been claimed back following the end of private tenancies in Scotland, according to new Scottish Government figures.

Published 9 November 2016

Scottish council house rents remain lower than England and Wales

Scottish council house tenants continue to pay less per week than their counterparts in England and in Wales, new figures from Scotland's Chief Statistician show.

Published 1 November 2016

Scottish housebuilding outstripping rest of UK, says Housing Minister

Scotland is storming ahead of the rest of the UK in building new homes, according to new figures from the Scottish Government.

Published 1 July 2016

Matilda's Planet comment on Scottish Government fuel poverty

With the Scottish Government announcing that it will not meet its fuel poverty target, there have been a number of recommendations for a different approach to be taken when tackling this issue.

Published 1 July 2016

Crisis hails progress on homelessness in Scotland but warns rough sleepers could be ‘falling off radar’

Crisis, a national charity for homeless people, has questioned whether the statistics published yesterday show the real extent of homelessness in Scotland.

Published 29 June 2016