University of Edinburgh

Simon Community Scotland to purchase permanent homes thanks to £5m investment

Simon Community Scotland, a charity that helps people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Central Scotland, has received £5 million of social investment from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) to purchase homes to help vulnerable people move away from homelessness.

Published 2 June 2021

Charity launches digital service for homeless people and wider community in Edinburgh

A digital service to add to the support available for people in Edinburgh who are homeless has been developed by researchers and community partners, including leading Scottish homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland.

Published 25 January 2021

Poverty linked to higher risk of COVID-19 death, study suggests

People in Scotland’s poorest areas are more likely to be affected by severe COVID-19 – and to die from the disease – than those in more affluent districts, according to a study of critical care units conducted by the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Published 15 December 2020

University of Edinburgh to measure COVID-19’s effect on rural lives

How COVID-19 has affected people living in rural communities in Scotland is to be captured in a new survey conducted by the University of Edinburgh.

Published 14 October 2020

Edinburgh BioQuarter consults on Health Innovation District

An online community consultation has been launched today with the intention of developing a new mixed-use neighbourhood, as part of plans by Edinburgh BioQuarter to create a new Health Innovation District.

Published 18 June 2020

Edinburgh community project receive University of Edinburgh funding

Projects supporting those most severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas have been awarded funding from the University of Edinburgh.

Published 14 May 2020

Expert advice for Edinburgh care home staff

Care home workers in Edinburgh are being offered specialist support as they deal with unusually high death rates prompted by COVID-19.

Published 27 April 2020

Southside Housing Association tenements set for greener future thanks to funding package

The Scottish Funding Council has awarded £250,000 to a University of Glasgow-led project which will transform an old tenement building in Govanhill to reduce emissions and become more sustainable.

Published 6 March 2020

Clinic for homeless people’s pets boosted by community fund

Student vets who provide free treatment to homeless people’s pets are among those benefitting from a University of Edinburgh initiative that supports community ventures.

Published 6 March 2020

Future housing exhibition wraps up with visit to Galashiels

An exhibition which invited people from across Scotland to contribute their views on the future of housing finished with a workshop and exhibition in Galashiels this week.

Published 18 December 2019

Edinburgh Council releases road map for carbon neutrality by 2030

The City of Edinburgh Council has revealed its road map for achieving its target to establish the capital as carbon neutral by 2030.

Published 23 October 2019

New travelling exhibition seeks Scottish people's views on housing

The new Present Voices - Future Lives travelling exhibition will reach 12 locations across Scotland to hear directly from local communities on how they think our homes and communities should look and feel in the future.

Published 18 October 2019

University of Edinburgh's letting service hunts for more landlords

The University of Edinburgh's letting service is on the hunt for more landlords after being short of potential spaces for 120 students for the upcoming academic year.

Published 23 September 2019

Edinburgh University walks away from Leith Walk development

Developers behind proposals for a £50 million mixed-used transformation of Leith Walk have been dealt a major blow after the University of Edinburgh ended its involvement in the student flats element of the project.

Published 13 May 2019

Wave device could deliver clean energy to thousands of homes

A wave energy technology is being developed that could help generate low-cost electricity for thousands of houses.

Published 13 February 2019