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My First Deputation

My name is Sharon Robertson and I am a City of Edinburgh Council tenant who’s an avid tenant participator in all things. This blog is the first one I have ever written. It’s about my experience of giving a deputation to councillors earlier this year about rents. I and two other people, Christine Hudson and […]

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News from Willowbrae and Duddingston Residents’ Association

  Willowbrae and Duddingston Residents’ Association were delighted to be supported by Scotmid Co-operative with a small grant to host a Christmas party for their residents and liven up their day with a lovely social get-together. 22 residents were able to make it and they had quite a feast! Soup for starters, followed by steak […]

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Gateside Community Hub

Over the past couple of years, I have taken over the running of Gateside Tenants and Residents Association (GTRA).  Most of my time spent with GTRA has been trying to have a community hub built for the residents and boy what a slog it has been! If you thought it was an easy task think […]

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Snow Days Rock and Roll!

That’s us back in the office after two and a bit ‘snow days’. We had to close the Federation’s office base because of red weather alerts as pelting blizzards and howling winds caused severe disruption across Scotland making it difficult for staff to get to work safely. So an unexpected bonus of sledging, sna’ ba’ […]

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Next steps for housing in Scotland: investment, delivery and meeting housing needs

Responding to local housing needs: access, affordability and design This is a transcript of a presentation I delivered to the national conference about the future of housing in Scotland. As the only tenant presenting at the event for housing providers, house builders, planners, academics and the Minister for Housing and Local Government, Kevin Stewart MSP, […]

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Fact. Fire in the home increase during the winter

My name is Kevin McCusker and I’m a station manager in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) responsible for the Fire Safety Enforcement and Engagement team in the city of Edinburgh. Since the awful tragedy of Grenfell the SFRS has been working to reassure tenants of high rise buildings throughout Scotland. With this in […]

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