I have just been attending the Inside Housing "Scottish Housing Hustings" meeting. A very civilized panel from five parties and admirably chaired by Bill Jamieson of the Scotsman. The setting was the Merchant Company of Edinburgh's Hall which is one of Edinburgh secret gems tucked away next to Clydesdale Bank in Hanover Street.
Issues thrown up included whether we wanted house prices to rise or fall (I want stability), energy efficiency and the poor share Edinburgh and the South East gets as a share of the Housing investment.
I thought all speakers accounted for themselves admirably and I was delighted to hear very complimentary words about Edinburgh Councils innovation and performance from the panellists and from the Minister particular praise for our leadership on Housing in Edinburgh.