Katy Dickson
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11/07/2017
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The Energy Efficiency Debate is Heating Up

The Scottish Government research confirms what we have thought for a while – the least energy efficient properties are those in rural areas. They are off the gas grid, pre-1919 so are of traditional build such as stone and slate, and are detached so more exposed to the marvellous Scottish weather. So we know where
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08/11/2016
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National Landlord Day…the policy perspective

It always seems to be a national month, week or day. We are in the grizzly part of Movember, last week we had National Sandwich Day, and Sunday was apparently National Nachos Day! Many awareness days are shameless self-promotion or just for comedic purposes. Some raise huge sums of money for worthy charities, and others
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06/09/2016
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Lots to gain from game and grain…

Type into Google “Scottish food” and the top results are haggis, shortbread and deep fried Mars Bars. While we shouldn’t be ashamed of these delicacies, there is so much more Scotland has to offer.  Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is a nationwide event which supports and promotes Scotland’s produce, and the people who grow, make,
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23/05/2016
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Politics and policy – how the new PRS legislation was made

I began working for Scottish Land & Estates just over two years ago and have just been through my first full Bill process from beginning to end. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill has recently been given Royal Assent and is now an Act of the Scottish Parliament. At the end of 2017 it will
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21/10/2015
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Working together to achieve a strong private rental sector for all

Across the country, one of the most oft repeated phrases that is used by both politicians and media focuses on Britain’s ‘housing crisis’. It is a popular expression and one that grabs a headline, but it does not accurately explain the issues faced by policymakers trying to ensure both current and future generations have access
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