New tenant Martyn Rae (left) with Lachie Macdonald (centre) the chair of Highland Housing Alliance and Darren Black (right) Martin's flatmate The Highland Housing Alliance has completed a development of new affordable flats in Inverness and handed over the keys to the tenants.
The Highland Council is appealing to private landlords or people who own vacant houses who may be able to offer a house for rent to Syrian refugees. The council is expecting to take around 25 to 30 families from Syrian refugee camps early in the New Year as part of the UK Refugee Resettlement Progra
Three online consultations on planning and housing issues have been launched by the Highland Council. In addition, the authority has launched a review of its main planning policy document, the Highland-wide Local Development Plan (HWLDP).
Almost 100 Highland council houses have been found to have an unacceptable level of radon gas following tests by the local authority. The Highland Council’s community services commissioned Public Health England (PHE) last year to test around 1,150 homes at the highest risk from radon gas. Of the n
New affordable homes could be built in the centre of Fort William after the Highland Council agreed a deal to buy surplus land from Tesco. The local authority purchased a site surplus to the supermarket’s requirements in Fort William for £2 million to make provision for a new hospital for NHS Hig
The Highland Council has launched online consultations to discuss planning and housing issues across the region. A review of the council's main planning policy document, the Highland-wide Local Development Plan (HWLDP), is also included.
The Highland Council has approved an innovative Community Land Use Plan designed to reverse population decline on the Isle of Rum and attract new investment to the village of Kinloch. Commissioned by The Isle of Rum Community Trust (IRCT), the plan has been produced by PAS following a significant am
Fully assembled social homes are ready to leave the factory for Highland tenants after just three weeks of construction work, thanks to a pioneering new project. Believed to be the first of its kind in Scotland, the social housing project delivers fully assembled buildings which are ready for tenant
New properties built to help people on low incomes own their first home have been officially opened in Ullapool by social justice secretary Alex Neil. The four one and two-bedroom flats have been made available to local house hunters through the Low-cost Initiative for First Time Buyers (LIFT) schem
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has agreed to explore the possibility of investing a portion of the pension fund it shares with The Highland Council in building social and affordable housing. Malcolm Burr, chief executive of the Western Isles council, has confirmed that the proposal will be discussed at t
Work has almost been completed on ten new homes across two sites in Carnoustie and Inverness for Houses for Heroes Scotland. The developments are shortly to be handed over to charity Scottish Veterans Garden City Association (SVGCA) and will soon be occupied by veterans. Both projects are being deli
A new strategy has been launched which sets out how the Highland Council seeks to improve information and provide opportunities for tenants to get involved in services The ‘Getting involved’ strategy was developed by a review group consisting of volunteer tenants and housing staff over the past
The Highland Council is the first local authority in the UK to trial a new Universal Credit application process that enables landlords to electronically submit an Alternative Payment Arrangement to support vulnerable tenants. The council is working with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to
Councillors Thomas MacLennan (left) and Brian Murphy (third from left) with (second from left) Karen Maclean (The Highland Council) and (left - right) Glenn Harrison, Omar Ricketts, Steve Lauri and Sofia Riaz (all Eon) and Sheena Coull (Lochaber Housing Association) Works have been completed on 181