We have been 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 Funding for Community Led Housing Projects and Community Right to Buy for Sustainable Development in our webinars section.
Ways to support our work
Become a member – Becoming a member of Rural Housing Scotland costs as little as £10 and not only supports us financially but also helps us advocate for communities and organisations like yours at all levels of government. Members also gain access to discounts and member-only opportunities.
Donate to RHS – Despite an increased emphasis on community led housing to tackle the rural housing crisis, the Scottish Government recently stopped financial support for organisations like ours who work to help rural communities address their specific housing needs. You can help us continue our work by making a donation to RHS.
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.