Rural Housing Scotland



Webinar: The Role of Land in Rural Housing Supply

What is the role of land in enabling, or preventing, the development of new homes in rural Scotland? What opportunities should we be making more of? And what changes need to be made to adequately satisfy housing need in rural communities, both for those who currently live there, and to allow for sustainable growth?

Published 5 August 2020

Rural Housing Scotland: Cohousing as a solution to housing need in rural communities

Cohousing is an under-explored tool in tackling the rural housing crisis, and one which more communities should be encouraged to investigate, according to Derek Logie of Rural Housing Scotland (RHS).

Published 24 July 2020

Infrastructure costs ‘a key blocker to rural housing development’, says developer

The greatest hurdle facing housing development in rural areas is the affordability of infrastructure, according to the director of a construction firm with 45 years’ experience of building new homes across Argyll and beyond.

Published 21 July 2020

Braemar community-led housing project receives funding boost

A community-led housing project in Braemar is set to be the first in Scotland to benefit from loan funding from the CAF Venturesome Community-Led Housing Fund. 

Published 17 July 2020

Scottish Land Commission calls for new models of rural housing delivery

The business model used by most large UK private housebuilders cannot deliver the necessary level of rural housing in Scotland, according to a new report.

Published 14 July 2020

Free webinar: Legal structures for community-led housing

Want help figuring out your CIC from your SCIO?  Working out which legal structure is right for your community housing project can seem like a daunting prospect, but Rural Housing Scotland’s new webinar is designed to demystify the options and help you figure out the best approach for you.

Published 6 July 2020

Derek Logie: Post-COVID rural Scotland needs a post-war style ‘blood transfusion’

Derek Logie details the needs of Scotland's rural locations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 24 June 2020

Rural Housing Scotland helps Aberdeenshire community explore affordable housing options

Rural Housing Scotland (RHS) has kicked-off a new 12-month project with Tarland Development Group (TDG) to work towards developing new affordable housing in Aberdeenshire.

Published 16 June 2020

Scottish Government reports suburban homes as affordable rural housing

Houses built in Burdiehouse on the outskirts of Edinburgh have been classed as ‘accessible rural’ under the Scottish Government Affordable Housing Supply Programme, according to data supplied to Rural Housing Scotland (RHS). 

Published 12 June 2020

Free webinar: Planning and community-led housing

With an increased emphasis on community-led housing to tackle the rural housing crisis, more and more people in communities across Scotland are trying to navigate the ins and outs of housing development, including understanding the planning process.

Published 29 May 2020

Rural Housing Scotland to host free webinar on Community Right to Buy for Sustainable Development

New powers, which came into force this weekend, give communities the absolute right to buy land for sustainable development and allows them to nominate a third party, such as a housing association, to purchase the land on their behalf in order to develop it in line with community needs.

Published 28 April 2020

Rural Housing Scotland conference explores a vision for rural Scotland

Rural Housing Scotland is holding its annual conference in Birnam on February 28.

Published 24 February 2020

Speakers announced for Rural Housing Scotland’s 2020 conference

A stellar line up has been announced for Rural Housing Scotland’s 20th anniversary conference in an event which will map the vital role housing will play in developing and sustaining thriving rural communities in Scotland over the next 20 years.

Published 2 December 2019

Consultation launched on affordable housing need in Blairgowrie

A public consultation has been launched to find out what kind of affordable housing is needed in Blairgowrie.

Published 5 September 2019

Scottish Government ‘falling short’ of rural affordable housing targets

A £25 million Rural Housing Fund established to provide 500 new homes by 2021 has resulted in only 80 approvals and 23 completions to date, according to reports.

Published 11 July 2019