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Langstane Housing Association is to co-opt two additional members to its governing body as part of a series of measures intended to address “serious and urgent risks” to the organisation’s governance and financial planning, management and control. The move comes as the Scottish Housing Regulator said it has put the Association on ‘high’ engagement after […]
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In its response to the Scottish Housing Regulator’s consultation on a new Regulatory Framework, CIH Scotland has welcomed the continued focus on openness and transparency in data collection and sharing. Supporting whistleblowing and upskilling of staff and board members should also help to ensure that issues are spotted and resolved without the need for intervention […]
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Alan McKee has been appointed West Granton Housing Co-operative’s (WGHC) new housing and corporate services manager, a post which is also depute to the CEO. Alan holds a Masters degree in Housing and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the post having previously held the position of tenancy manager at Glasgow West Housing […]
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This week tenants begin moving in to brand new Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) homes in Galashiels, just in time for Christmas. Work has been completed on the new £1.8 million SBHA housing development at Rose Court in Langlee, which was handed over by Hart Builders and agents Eildon Housing on December 14. The striking […]
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More than 24,000 people in Britain will spend Christmas sleeping rough, on public transport, or in tents – far more than there were five years ago, according to new figures. Commissioned by national homelessness charity Crisis and undertaken by Heriot-Watt University, the research shows that 12,300 people are currently sleeping rough on the street and […]
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Scotland’s largest membership body for private landlords has expressed concern that tax changes announced by the Scottish Government will reduce investment and exacerbate the country’s housing crisis. The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has criticised the decision to increase the Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) portion of the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) levied when […]
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Construction work is underway on the third phase of East Renfrewshire Council’s ambitious plans to provide 240 new homes for social rent over the next five years. Following the sites at Robertson Street and Fenwick Drive in Barrhead, where work commenced earlier this year, the project at the Blackbyres Court site in Barrhead is the […]
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Ayrshire Housing is sponsoring a launch event for a new guide on retro-fitting existing housing with the Energy Agency and South Ayrshire Council. The event will be held from 11am to 1pm on January 16 in the County Buildings in Ayr. The Scottish Government is directing large amounts of money into this sector in an […]
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Kingdom Housing Association staff have generously donated toys and gifts in support of the Cottage Family Centre’s Christmas Appeal. The Cottage Family Centre is based in Kirkcaldy and supports vulnerable children and families in Kirkcaldy and surrounding areas. They have currently had over 1040 referrals from families in need of support this year. The staff at […]
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Delighted residents of the Toryglen community were delivered a week full of Christmas events by their social landlord Thistle Housing Association. All generations came together in the south side of Glasgow to celebrate with five events over a seven-day period. Parents and children enjoyed multiple events including, a family Christmas ‘Home Alone’ movie night with […]

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