Rural Housing Scotland has called for a restructuring of funding set up to deliver more homes for rural communities after new data revealed just 68 new homes were built under initiatives that promised more than 500.
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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 sus
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). With this in mind, RHS has invited Chris Coates, founder member o
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. Kenny MacLeod of MacLeod Construction highlighted the issue in a rece
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. The £120,000 unsecured loan will be used to finance pre-development work on a project which aims to create 15 new
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 today by Savills for the Scottish Land Commission, ‘The Role of Land in Enabling New Housing Supply in Rural Scotland’, has
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
Derek Logie details the needs of Scotland's rural locations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. “The Highlands have been subject to steady de-population for the last half-century and have been treated like a dying patient to whom people have been handing out hot gruel, etc., with the
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. Like many parts of rural Scotland, Tarland has suffered from the twin challenges of under-inv
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).
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. Planning is often seen as a complex area to those
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. This opens u
Rural Housing Scotland is holding its annual conference in Birnam on February 28. In the opening session of the conference, journalist and campaigner Lesley Riddoch will be asking 'What happens if we stop managing decline in our rural areas and instead start tacking the structural obstacle
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.
A public consultation has been launched to find out what kind of affordable housing is needed in Blairgowrie.