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Latest Housing articles

  • Governance and resilience in the Scottish housing sector

    Governance and resilience in the Scottish housing sector

    Day 2 of our National Housing Conference 2021 featured discussion from our panel on the challenges of the past 12 months from a governance perspective and the resulting resilience that the sector has shown. Key priorities over the next 12 months were also discussed.

  • Gaelic homes for Gaelic people?

    Gaelic homes for Gaelic people?

    Scottish Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, made a controversial proposal in January this year suggesting that housing developments where residents must speak Gaelic, or commit to learning it, could be introduced as part of a package of measures to help to save the language. Is a designated housing allocation for Gaelic speakers a lawful means of boosting Gaelic use?

  • The sustainable future of housing in Scotland

    The sustainable future of housing in Scotland

    Scotland's housing providers have a significant part to play in helping Scotland achieve its net zero emissions commitments, but a challenge lies ahead as they strive to meet the various targets that the Scottish Government has set for energy efficient housing.