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Shaheena Din, Scottish Empty Homes Partnership

Making new homes from empty houses

Writing in the Scotsman, Shaheena Din explains why an empty homes strategy should be key to addressing the housing emergency and pandemic recovery and calls on all councils to confirm their commitment to empty homes work in the coming year. Read the full article here

2021 Scottish Empty Homes Award Winners

Scottish Empty Homes awards winners announced

Aberdeen City Council, an Inverness-based building company, a community housing project in Dumfries & Galloway and a Fife Council officer were the winners in the 10th Scottish Empty Homes awards sponsored by Fraser & Fraser Genealogists and International Probate Researchers. The winners, announced yesterday at the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership annual conference, recognised the efforts…

Change in numbers of Empty Homes in Scotland by Local Authority

“Act now to ensure empty homes are not legacy of Covid crisis”

Crumbling bricks, broken windows and overgrown gardens of empty homes across Scotland could be a visual legacy of the economic crisis caused by the Covid pandemic if action is not taken to bring more properties back in to use, according to the leader of a project working with local authorities across the country. Shaheena Din,…


Exciting line-up of speakers announced for 10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has announced a dynamic line–up of speakers for its first ever digital conference, which will be held 1-3 February 2021. The 10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference will begin with an address by Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning Kevin Stewart MSP, and will focus on the theme of Providing…

Row of tenement buildings

Councils must address empty homes as part of Covid-19 recovery

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has called on local authorities to use Scotland’s 40,000 long-term empty homes as part of Covid-19 recovery plans, ahead of the publication of official statistics by Scottish Government (15 December) that are expected to show an increase in numbers of properties empty for six months or more. SEHP are…