Families standing outside newly built homes

Rural Housing Scotland is a national charity which supports community action on rural housing issues by providing practical support for community-led housing initiatives and campaigning to secure more affordable housing in rural Scotland. Find out more in our About section.


Join us for our next free webinar: The Role of Land in Enabling New Housing Supply in Rural Scotland.

We’re running free webinars during the lockdown period to help you learn more about various topic related to rural housing in Scotland. You can view the recordings of our webinars on Options for Community-Led Housing; Funding and Legal Structures for Community Led Housing Projects; and Community Right to Buy for Sustainable Development in our webinars section.

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Enjoyed our webinars? Why not donate to RHS to help with our ongoing work? Donate as little as £4 to help with running costs, up to £300 for a days community consultation.


Report highlights need for better resourcing for ‘crucial’ work of rural housing facilitators

RHS is named as a key player in the provision of affordable rural housing in a new report commissioned by the Scottish Land Commission. However, the report’s authors note the impact of this “crucial” work is “constrained by time and resource”. Find out more.

Rural Construction Post-Covid

We interviewed Kenny MacLeod of Macleod Construction to find out his views on the challenges, opportunities and support needed for rural construction to aid post-covid recovery, repopulation and sustainable rural development. Read the interview with Kenny MacLeod

Community Learning Exchange to Spittalfield

In February 2020 we hosted a Community Learning Exchange to Spittalfield, supported by Scottish Community Alliance, so that communities from across Scotland could learn more about the more about their collaborative self build project.

Representatives from Colonsay, The Borders, The Highlands, Orkney, Blairgowrie, Canna, Rum, Lismore and Aberdeenshire visited the village to hear more from Cllr Grant Laing who, in 1993 along with 11 other families, built their own homes together using Rural Home Ownership Grants. They then joined together in Birnam for an afternoon of discussions to hear more about the Hope Co-housing project in Orkney and the Bath Street Collective build initiative.

Read our report on the Community Learning Exchange to Spittalfield to find out more.