charities, environment, housing

Edinburgh pensioners tap into green energy

CITY pensioners have gone "green" . . . after rooftop wind turbines were installed above their homes. Dunedin Canmore Housing Association has installed the two "silent" devices above sheltered housing blocks in the Gorgie/Dalry area of Edinburgh. The electricity generated is being used to power common lighting around the blocks. Over time this could reduce… Continue reading Edinburgh pensioners tap into green energy

charities, housing, public sector

Bid to revamp Edinburgh’s rundown tenements

RUNDOWN tenements across Edinburgh could be in line for a facelift . . . thanks to a new service being launched today (June 1) by a city housing association. Dunedin Canmore has launched a private division, New Horizons Property Services, to offer affordable repairs and property management (factoring) services to people in private accommodation. Money… Continue reading Bid to revamp Edinburgh’s rundown tenements

charities, community, construction, housing, public sector

£4 million project provides new homes for rent

A £4 million Edinburgh housing development - which includes new homes for people with disabilities - was officially opened today by local councillor Andrew Burns. The project at Coxfield Lane, off Gorgie Road, provides 42 new flats for rent. Six of the new homes have been set aside to accommodate people with brain injuries and… Continue reading £4 million project provides new homes for rent

community, housing

Chinese ‘first’ celebrates decade of success

SCOTLAND'S first sheltered housing development for Chinese people has celebrated its 10th birthday. Cathay Court, in Dorset Place in Edinburgh, put on a party for its elderly residents today (Monday) and invited community leaders to join in the fun. Ewan Fraser, the chief executive of Dunedin Canmore Housing Association - which manages the complex -… Continue reading Chinese ‘first’ celebrates decade of success

business support, charities, community, housing

Jobs boost as Scots Secretary opens housing HQ

A SCOTS housing association unveiled its new HQ today - along with plans to recruit around 20 new staff. Dunedin Canmore Housing Association said it was advertising a variety of jobs as part of a growth strategy. The news came as Scottish Secretary Alistair Darling officially opened the Association's new offices at New Mart Road… Continue reading Jobs boost as Scots Secretary opens housing HQ

business support, charities, community, housing

Scottish Secretary to open new housing HQ

SCOTTISH Secretary Alistair Darling is set to officially open the new offices of Dunedin Canmore Housing Association tomorrow (Wednesday, August 24). The headquarters, at New Mart Road, is part of the multi-million pound Quadrant development next to Edinburgh’s historic Corn Exchange. Mr Darling is the local MP for the area. Association chief executive Ewan Fraser… Continue reading Scottish Secretary to open new housing HQ

business support, community, housing

City housing association has new boss

AN Edinburgh housing association has a new boss. Ewan Fraser is the new chief executive of Dunedin Canmore Housing Association. The organisation manages nearly 4000 homes around Edinburgh, West Lothian, Stirling and Fife. Mr Fraser (51), who lives in Fairmilehead in Edinburgh, officially took up his new position today (Monday, August 1). He replaces Alan… Continue reading City housing association has new boss

community, housing, public sector

£4 complex provides new homes for pensioners and families

A £4 MILLION housing development - providing new flats for rent in Edinburgh - was officially opened today (Monday, June 27) by the city's Lord Provost, Lesley Hinds. The development at Stenhouse Mill Wynd, off Gorgie Road, has transformed a derelict site into sheltered accommodation for pensioners and homes for local families. The 39 flats… Continue reading £4 complex provides new homes for pensioners and families

charities, community, construction, housing, public sector

Minister opens £1.3 million housing development

A £1.3 million housing project was officially opened today (April 22) by Scottish Social Justice Minister Iain Gray. The new development - spread over two sites - provides much-needed flats for rent in the centre of Dunfermline. The project, in the town's Bruce Street, was carried out by Canmore Housing Association. Working with local contractors,… Continue reading Minister opens £1.3 million housing development