Scottish Government



More than 100 empty homes a month brought back into use in Scotland

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

Real Living Wage increases today

The real Living Wage has increased to £9.30 in the UK and £10.75 in London, following an increase in the cost of living.

Published 11 November 2019

Residents move into new council homes in Patna

A new council housing development in Patna has officially welcomed its new residents.

Published 5 November 2019

Tenants move into new Dingwall council homes

The Highland Council is welcoming tenants to their new homes after the recent completion of eight council houses in Dingwall.

Published 5 November 2019

GHA celebrates 3000th home milestone

Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) has celebrated the completion of its 3000th home.

Published 4 November 2019

£3.6m funding to help build affordable homes in Arran nears approval

The Arran Development Trust (ADT) has moved closer to receiving an award of £3.6 million from the Scottish Government's Rural & Islands Housing Fund to help build affordable homes for local workers in Arran.

Published 4 November 2019

Paisley Housing Association's gardening initiative proves successful

A pioneering initiative implemented by Paisley Housing Association to improve gardens in Paisley's west end has been hailed a huge success.

Published 31 October 2019

Cruden Homes West donates £1k to Shelter Scotland

Cruden Homes West has donated £1,000 to Shelter Scotland to support 'Housing as a Human Right'.

Published 31 October 2019

Clyde Valley Group holds series of open days in South Lanarkshire

During the course of the week of 21st October, Clyde Valley Housing Association held a series of open days which saw over 700 people visit their new social housing development in the centre of Larkhall, South Lanarkshire.

Published 31 October 2019

Tenants move into new council homes in Kilmarnock

The site of the former Bellfield Primary School in Kilmarnock is once again thriving at the heart of the community with two phases of new council housing having been completed and tenants now moving into their new homes.

Published 30 October 2019

SNP MP Marion Fellows backs calls for housing as a human right and rent controls

SNP MP for Motherwell and Wishaw, Marion Fellows, has signed Shelter Scotland’s petition to enshrine the right to a decent home in Scots Law and backed calls from tenants’ union Living Rent for rent controls on private lets.

Published 30 October 2019

Councils across Highlands and Islands back Scottish Government policy to boost repopulation

Council leaders and key organisations across the Highlands and Islands have agreed to work with the Scottish Government to tackle population decline.

Published 30 October 2019

Cairn Housing Association takes ownership of properties in Ullapool

Cairn Housing Association has taken ownership of eight properties in Ullapool.

Published 29 October 2019

CAS welcomes Scottish disability payment progress but 'long delays' still an issue

The Scottish Government has made progress with its plans to reform disability payment processes to reduce anxiety and stress but more is still needed to be done, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Published 29 October 2019

Perth & Kinross Council identified as 'sector-leader' in tackling homelessness

A report on the performance of Perth & Kinross Council's Housing Services has highlighted its sector-leading approach to tackling homelessness.

Published 28 October 2019