Who we are

Places for People Scotland is one of Scotland's leading housing associations and a Scottish Charity. We are one of the largest housing associations in Scotland and operate across ten local authority areas. We create and maintain neighbourhoods that are modern, relevant and fit for the future, providing a service that enables our customers to live their best lives.

  • We own and manage 8,000 homes across Scotland
  • We are a not-for-profit business
  • We are part of the Places for People Group

We work closely with a subsidiary company to achieve our vision. Our business plan is focused on:

  • Creating more affordable housing
  • Improving the quality of assets we own

  • Improving the services we provide

  • Increasing the social impact we have in communities

  • Strengthening our people and culture


Places for People Scotland is created from three organisations - Edinvar Housing Association, Castle Rock Housing Association and Capital City Homes.

1968 Castle Rock formed
1973 Edinvar formed
2001 Capital City Homes formed as a subsidiary for Places for People 
2001 Edinvar joined the Places for People Group as as subsidiary 
2005 Castle Rock transferred to Edinvar and the name changed to Castle Rock Edinvar
2021 We changed our name to Places for People Scotland to reflect that we own and manage homes across Scotland


The Policing Partner of the Year was awarded to Cheryl Neil. Cheryl worked with Police Scotland community officers to engage with residents and build trust after an increase in antisocial behaviour.

Our electrical apprentice Carla Hutchinson won Student of the Year 2020, for Building Services, The Built Environment & Science at Edinburgh College for further education students. This is an amazing achievement for Carla who has been with the Places Management team since 2018. She also scooped gold for the Academic Excellence Award, Electrical Installation.

October 2019 – CIH Scottish Excellence Award – Excellence in development for affordable housing – Twechar Regeneration Project

Our EastHeat project with Sunamp won the Residential Energy Management Project award at the October 2016 Solar Power Portal Awards.

In July, Tudsbury Court picked up a commendation at the 2016 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards for Landscaping in Housing.

Our Fortune Place development won the Development of the Year (Age Exclusive) award at the Scottish Home Awards in June 2016.

Fortune Place also won the Best Healthcare Scheme award and a special commendation for Scotland at the planning and Placemaking Awards in June 2016.

In May 2016 Fortune Place received a special commendation for Affordable Housing Development of the Year at the Homes for Scotland Awards.

Regulation, performance and financial reports

We're regulated by the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR). You can access all the information they hold on us, such as the new landlord reports, our full Charter return and how our performance compares to others.

The Scottish Housing Regulator has a guide on How we regulate: A guide for tenants and service users. They also have videos about who we are and what we do and how to raise a concern about a social landlord.


Read our latest Customer Annual Report and Performance Report.

Related links

Customer Annual Report 2021

In this report, you can see how we have performed in delivering our services over the past year and how we have continued to listen to and support our customers.

Performance Report 2021

During the year, our services reflected the Scottish Government guidance and we delivered as much as we possibly could while protecting both our colleagues and customers from the risks of coronavirus.

I am incredibly proud of how our teams responded to the pandemic.

Tom Norris, Managing Director of Places for People Scotland

Management team

Our management team run the business on behalf of our Board.

Meet the board

We're directed by a Board of Management and work to the Scottish Housing Regulator's code of governance.