An organisation leading the drive toward net zero is looking for more mentors from the housing sector to help the next generation develop carbon cutting solutions. Fuel Change is an organisation working with businesses and schools to enable apprentices and new graduates to help develop solutions to
South Of Scotland Community Housing
Mike Staples and Ronnie MacRae reveal how community-led housing helps address repopulation challenges in Scottish communities. Between 2009 and 2013, 40 people left the small Gaelic-speaking crofting community of Staffin in the north of Skye. This was a 6.6% population drop in four years.
South of Scotland Community Housing (SOSCH) has launched two new video case studies to showcase its support for community-led housing in southern Scotland. The films – featuring projects in Wigtown and Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway - highlight opportunities for community-led housing to cre
South of Scotland Community Housing (SOSCH) and the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) have launched a joint project to increase community housing in the south of Scotland through the conversion of empty residential, retail and industrial buildings. With a focus on the Scottish Borders, the pro
Mike Staples, chief executive at South of Scotland Community Housing (SOSCH), and Ronnie MacRae, chief executive at Communities Housing Trust (CHT), who have worked with hundreds of communities across Scotland, facilitating well over 1,000 affordable homes between them, continue their monthly series
In a joint effort with Ronnie MacRae, chief executive at Communities Housing Trust (CHT), Mike Staples, chief executive at South of Scotland Community Housing (SOSCH), shares examples of how communities use recycled buildings for placemaking, climate goals, and new housing supply. We have 43,00
The community-led restoration of the former Police Station in Langholm as affordable homes has won the 'Best Old Wreck' category at the Scottish Empty Homes Awards. The project is a partnership between community organisation The Eskdale Foundation and South of Scotland Community Housing (SOSCH).
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Argyll & Bute Council, South of Scotland Community Housing, and a Falkirk Council officer were the winners at the 11th Scottish Empty Homes Awards, sponsored by Auction House Scotland. The awards, announced at the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership’s annual confere
A new report has called for more community-led housing to be developed in Scotland’s urban areas and sets out a Scottish vision for how urban community-led housing can create a more diverse housing sector, building on the proven success of community land ownership, develop community wealth, ad
The community-led restoration of the Category B listed former Police Station in Langholm is one of three projects shortlisted in the Housing and Regeneration category of this year’s SURF Awards.