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Bill in Scottish Parliament would make all new homes so insulated they would need almost no heating

Labour MSP Alex Rowley has proposed a bill in the Scottish Parliament that would require all newly built housing in Scotland to pass the ‘Passivhaus’ standard, an architectural design that…

A Look Inside the Edinburgh Student Housing Cooperative

With the cost of living constantly rising, finding housing in Edinburgh seems to have become a privilege for the few who are able to afford skyrocketing rents. Student housing is…

VP Community Beth Simpson on tackling the housing crisis in Edinburgh

When Beth Simpson ran to be the Students’ Association Vice President Community last year, her main interests lied in sustainability and in empowering students to create positive change. However, as…

In Search of a Roof Over Our Heads

Couch surfing is fun for the holidays – but maybe not during term-time. Due to the recent housing crisis, hundreds of Scottish students have been forced to resort to couch…

No place like home? The hidden LGBTQ+ housing struggle

Finding a place to live in Edinburgh is hard. Acquiring a safe and secure living space is akin to running a race in a housing market so competitive and brutal.…

Young people shouldn’t be scapegoated for a second covid spike

Last week the government found yet another scapegoat for their ineptitude, although this one is all the more predictable: students and young people. Matt Hancock, the health secretary, drew the…

Deidre Brock: Interview with the MP for Edinburgh North and Leith

Deidre Brock, a member of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and the MSP for Edinburgh North and Leith, has held the seat since the 2015 general election. She spoke to…

City of Edinburgh Council challenged to tackle growing overtourism

Edinburgh has been named by a CNN Travel report as one of the world’s ‘overtourism hotspots’ alongside Rome, Venice, Amsterdam and Barcelona. The effects of overtourism in the city, such…