In brief Empty home recognition
North Lanarkshire empty homes officer Catriona Arbuckle has earned two award nominations.
She is shortlisted as “outstanding individual“at next week’s Scottish empty homes champion ceremony, and also in a photography category showing a before-andafter transformation.
The initiative has seen 91 properties purchased by the council and 53 brought back into use.
North Lanarkshire is also nominated in the category of“best use of the media”.