business support, charities, community, housing, public sector, small business

Jobs boost as £1.6 million business centre opens

Latest stage in £60 million revamp of Craigmillar THE latest stage in the £60 million revamp of the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh was unveiled today (Monday, 17 December, 2001). Former Scottish Health Minister Susan Deacon, the area’s local MSP, officially opened Hays Community Business Centre. The £1.6 million complex, off the city’s Niddrie Mains Road,… Continue reading Jobs boost as £1.6 million business centre opens

charities, housing, survey

Housing body gets top marks in new survey

A HOUSING body has been given top marks in a new survey. Canmore Housing Association, which owns and manages properties in Edinburgh, Midlothian, West Lothian, Stirling, and Fife, polled 1800 tenants earlier this year. The results, just published, show: * 91 per cent satisfied with Canmore as their landlord * 87 per cent happy with… Continue reading Housing body gets top marks in new survey

charities, comment, environment, housing

Why housing associations are so special

HOUSING associations occupy a special place in the property landscape. They're social landlords not owned by shareholders or a local authority, but by their members. They don't have to compete in the same commercial environment as many developers. And that means they're free to innovate and regenerate. At least, that's how we see it. Canmore… Continue reading Why housing associations are so special

charities, environment, housing

Housing association leads the way for capital businesses

THE organisation behind Britain’s first 'car-free' housing development has made another commitment to the environment . . . . It has just bought its first electric-powered van. Canmore Housing Association’s new Citroen Berlingo is currently cruising the streets around Edinburgh. It is the first of its type to be brought into service by a Scottish… Continue reading Housing association leads the way for capital businesses

community, construction, housing, public sector

Chancellor opens £1.2 million housing project in Fife

CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown has today (Friday, November 17, 2000) officially opened a £1.2 million housing development in his Dunfermline East constituency. Mr Brown unveiled a plaque at the Sneddon Court complex in Kelty, which provides 25 homes for rent. The project was built by Canmore Housing Association, using nearly £700,000 worth of grant aid from… Continue reading Chancellor opens £1.2 million housing project in Fife