David Stewart MSP, Labour, is delighted that the Scottish Government has published guidance to the building industry, ahead of installing fire sprinklers in all new social housing with new regulations coming into effect next year
The survey is being sent to 20,000 island residents, including Na h-Eileanan Siar, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands and islands situated within the local authorities of Argyll and Bute, Highland and North Ayrshire.
The challenge facing most of Scotland’s rural and island communities is one of depopulation as people move into urban settings.
The 3rd session in the Sustainable Orkney Conference was on the subject of Buildings
How do we combine meeting our climate targets with improving energy affordability and lowering fuel poverty?
“The care and compassion shown by these communities is inspiring and will help us to emerge from the COVID -19 pandemic stronger and even more together.”
In May 2019 there were 22,100 Airbnb properties listed in Scotland but it is known that there are many more short term lets taking place.
From Monday 29 June, non-emergency repairs and improvement work will begin again, with a range of safety measures put in place.
The Stromness Place Plan – What’s Next for Stromness, wished to see the St Peter’s House building repurposed as student accommodation and/or low cost housing.
A development of 16 houses is to go ahead in Toab, twice the recommended density for the area.