Angus Council is carrying out electric heating upgrades at Andy Stewart Court, Arbroath; Balmain Court and Murray Court, Montrose; and Springfield, Forfar.

Unfortunately the replacement heaters are temporarily unavailable due to ongoing issues experienced by global supply chains and the contractor anticipates a 2 month delay to the work progressing.

We apologise for the delay and will resume work as soon as the supply issues are resolved. If you have any queries meantime, please contact us by emailing HousingTechnical@angus.gov.uk


Changes to the Law on Fire and Smoke Alarms

The Scottish Government has updated the law on fire and smoke alarms.  A new standard will come into effect by February 2022.

From then, all homeowners will have to have interlinked alarms. These alarms significantly reduce casualties by alerting everybody in a property to a fire. Most homes will also need a carbon monoxide alarm.

All homes will have to have one smoke alarm in the most frequently used room (most commonly the living room), one in every circulation space on each storey (ie hallway and landings), and a heat alarm in the kitchen.  Alarms should be ceiling mounted, interlinked and mains operated.  Where there is a carbon-fuelled appliance (such as a boiler, a fire, an open fire) or a flue, a carbon monoxide detector is also required which does not need to be linked to the fire alarms.

We are currently carrying out fire and smoke alarm upgrades to our properties.  If your home is included in the upgrade contract, you will have received a letter from us advising of these works, which are mandatory, to comply with the new legislation.  Please be aware that the contractors are starting to get in touch with our tenants to advise of appointment dates for works. 

We appreciate your co-operation at this time and hope you find this information useful, but if you have any queries about this post, please contact us by emailing HousingTechnical@angus.gov.uk

1 bedroom Housing Association flat available to rent in Arbroath

21 Hill Place, Arbroath- 1 Bedroom, 2nd floor flat available now

  • Central location, any amenities etc close by
  • Walking distance to main shopping area; supermarkets; library.
  • No garden; no parking space (on-street parking)
  • 6 properties in building

The rent and service charge is charged monthly as follows: 

Property Rent                                                 £403.57

Service Charge                                                 £15.57

Total monthly charge     £419.14

Please contact Blackwood Homes by emailing EmmaBrodie@blackwoodgroup.org.uk to note an interest in the property.

Photos of the property:

Free online Conflict Resolution Sessions for parents/carers and young people

The Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) is running a series of free open training sessions, seminars and conferences across Scotland. Training and events are open to parents, carers and young people to improve understanding of conflict and emotional needs, to transform relationships and lives.

The events focus on conflict resolution as a means of early intervention which improves relationships and lives, and ultimately reduces youth homelessness.

See below links to the events:


Understanding Anger – 10th August – 12:00-12:40

Anxious & Afraid – 24th August – 12:00-12:40

Growing up is never easy – 25th August – 12:00-12:40

Understanding Anger – 2nd September – 12:00-12:40

Conflict Response Styles – 15th September – 12:00-12:40

Connectedness – 30th September – 12:00-12:40


Connectedness – 12th August – 12:00-12:40

Resilience: Bouncing Back – 7th September – 12:00-12:40

The sessions will be delivered on the online platform Zoom, by the SCCR mediator. If you book on to the session you will be sent the details on how to join nearer the time to the event when bookings have closed and a full PDF document with all the information you need to know will be emailed to you.

Free Fringe Event on Veterans Issues

The Mind is the Frontline is a series of panel discussions hosted as part of Army@The Fringe. The discussions involve a series of expert speakers These include ideas about freedom, security and warfare examining if the new frontline is being fought in our minds. With the military expanding into cyber and space, and everyday technologies monitoring our every move, what place do artists have for voicing freedoms and resistance? Audiences are invited to expect provocations, new perspectives and interesting debate.

More information is available here.