Scottish Government

More than £1.4bn invested to support low income households

More than £1.4 billion was invested in 2018-19 to support low-income households across Scotland through investment in housing, childcare, employment support and social security, according to the latest report on the Fairer Scotland Action Plan.

Published 4 December 2019

Scottish Government announces support for innovation projects

An initiative to use technology to manage the condition of private tenement communal areas is one of ten new projects to have joined a Scottish Government accelerator programme.

Published 25 November 2019

East Ayrshire Council reveals plans for £175m investment in housing over next five years

East Ayrshire Council has approved a major investment of £175 million in housing and housing services over the next five years.

Published 22 November 2019

Shettleston Housing Association development shortlisted for two UK awards

Shettleston Housing Association’s church conversion and Passivhaus development has been shortlisted in two categories in the national Inside Housing Awards.

Published 20 November 2019

Scottish Government publishes homelessness equalities statistics

Scotland has seen a 57% reduction in homelessness applications from under-25s over the last ten years, including a 68% reduction in applications from 16-17-year-olds, compared to a reduction of 37% in all homelessness applications.

Published 20 November 2019

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership annual conference takes place today

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

International reaction as Housing First in Scotland passes 150 tenancy milestone

Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder has reached another milestone with the creation of more than 150 tenancies, a monitoring report released today has revealed.

Published 19 November 2019

Scottish Budget to be published after Christmas

Finance secretary Derek Mackay has confirmed that due to the UK General Election and the cancellation of the UK Government budget, it will not be possible to publish the Scottish Budget 2020-21 until after Christmas.

Published 19 November 2019

Scottish Government criticised for 'toothless' National Islands Plan

The Scottish Government has come under fire for its "toothless" National Islands Plan which was criticised for a lack of meaningful targets and objectives for improving lives on Scotland's islands.

Published 15 November 2019

Dunbritton Housing Association wins RIHAF Development of the Year Award 2019

Dunbritton Housing Association has won the Rural and Islands Housing Association Forum (RIHAF) Development of the Year Award for 2019.

Published 14 November 2019

Berwickshire Housing Association appoints trainee technical officer

Having started as a handyman’s assistant with Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) ten years ago, Jamie Aitchison is delighted to have now been appointed as a trainee technical officer.

Published 14 November 2019

Ayrshire Housing Association submits plans for 40 flats on Ayr's harbourside

Ayrshire Housing Association has submitted a planning application for 40 flats on Ayr's harbourside.

Published 13 November 2019

Abertay receives funding for 'life-changing' extension to Kingoodie property

Abertay Housing Association has received partial grant funding from the Scottish Government to extend the property of a tenant with severe developmental delay.

Published 13 November 2019

Former Scottish Government advisor calls for more action on social security

Naomi Eisenstadt, former independent advisor on poverty and inequality and trustee of Standard Life Foundation, will today commend the progress made by the Scottish Government on social security but will call on them to do more to put their words into action.

Published 13 November 2019

Call for compulsory sales orders to tackle empty homes

A Holyrood committee has called on the Scottish Government to fulfil its commitment and introduce compulsory sales orders to tackle the blight of empty homes.

Published 11 November 2019