charities, construction, housing, public sector

Minister tours Edinburgh regeneration site

SCOTTISH Communities Minister Rhona Brankin today (Tuesday, February 27) toured the Oxgangs area of Edinburgh to see how a Government-funded regeneration project was progressing and to meet local residents. Rundown tower blocks have been flattened and are being replaced with more than 240 new houses and flats in a multi-million pound project at Firrhill Park.… Continue reading Minister tours Edinburgh regeneration site

charities, construction, housing, public sector

Minister to tour city regeneration site

MEDIA INVITATION Minister to visit regeneration project --------------------------- SCOTTISH Communities Minister Rhona Brankin will tomorrow (Tuesday, February 27) tour the Oxgangs area of Edinburgh to see how a Government-funded regeneration project is progressing. Rundown tower blocks have been flattened and are being replaced with more than 240 new houses and flats in a multi-million pound… Continue reading Minister to tour city regeneration site

charities, construction, housing, public sector

Lord Provost opens new Edinburgh housing project

AN award-winning city housing development was officially opened today (Tuesday, November 28, 2006) by Edinburgh's Lord Provost, the Rt. Hon. Lesley Hinds. The £1.9 million Telford March project has provided 20 new homes for rent off Telford Drive in Edinburgh. It was developed by Manor Estates Housing Association, with more than £1.2 million in grant… Continue reading Lord Provost opens new Edinburgh housing project

charities, construction, housing, public sector

Award-winning homes to be unveiled

EDINBURGH'S Lord Provost, Lesley Hinds, is due to officially open an award-winning city housing development tomorrow (Tuesday, November 28, 2006). The Telford March project has provided new homes for rent off Telford Drive in Edinburgh. It was developed by Manor Estates Housing Association, with grant aid from the city council. A full news release, giving… Continue reading Award-winning homes to be unveiled

charities, construction, housing, public sector

Residents praise £50m city homes project

RESIDENTS today praised a £50 million project which is transforming two neighbouring areas of south Edinburgh. They say the revamp of Hyvots and Moredun Park is already providing good quality new homes for local people. "It's fabulous," said one tenant. "They've really taken our views on board," said another. They made their comments as the… Continue reading Residents praise £50m city homes project

heritage, public sector, tourism

Two thousand back campaign to save museum

AROUND 2000 people have backed a campaign to save a museum which details Scotland's Roman history. The residents have signed a petition calling on Falkirk Council to retain and enhance the threatened Kinneil Museum on the outskirts of Bo#ness, West Lothian. Campaigners say the building is part of a site of "national importance". The local… Continue reading Two thousand back campaign to save museum

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