About Our Island Home


Our Island Home is a project from Rural Housing Scotland specifically dedicated to providing housing information, advice and development service for island communities in the Hebrides.

Our Island Home originally had the aim to help young people remain in Scottish island communities through helping them establish independent homes. However, the scope of the project has now been widened to focus on all forms of housing where that can help build and sustain island communities.

Our Island Home is supported by the Prince’s Countryside Fund.

The project builds on the approach Rural Housing Scotland has developed; supporting self-build housing, helping land acquisition, securing public and private funding and developing workshop homes. The project has a network of local partners across the Hebrides with whom  Rural Housing Scotland will be working


We share lots of island and housing information so you can keep up to date with policy and projects.

If you have any questions or would like any more information on any of our tweets and posts, send an email to OIH Project Officer, Cameron Anson.