Stories of recovery from our island communities We were more than happy to lend our full backing to the James Hutton Institute and Community Development Lens applying to the SEFARI Responsive Opportunity Fund for their “Islands Revival” project. Through the work of our ‘Our Island Home’ development officer, we have seen first hand the effortscontinue reading
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The Community Learning Eigg-change
Some images courtesy of @juradevelopment The value of Community Learning Exchanges was clear from the moment the Rural Renewal CLE in Mull was coming to an end. Every attendee asked whether it would be possible to organise further exchanges that would help strengthen the newly formed island connections. We are delighted to be able tocontinue reading
Rural Renewal Community Learning Exchange
Our Island Home were delighted to be able to bring together organisations and individuals from the islands of Arran, Eigg, Jura, Luing, Lismore and Mull on the 16th and 17th October 2018. Thanks to Scottish Community Alliance’s Community Learning Exchange programme, we were able to provide site visits to three community led organisations on the Islecontinue reading
Sunshine in Stirling
Community Land Scotland maintaining its reputation as the sunniest conference! Friday 18th May saw 100+ individuals, passionate about Community Land Ownership travel from all over the country to Stirling for the annual Community Land Scotland Conference. The theme of this year’s conference was “What can we learn from Community Land Owners?”. The answer predicted incontinue reading
On The Road Again…
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been busy getting out and having conversations with new contacts and having new conversations with old contacts. As you will be aware, Rural Housing Scotland recently announced that we will have a dedicated set of feet on the ground to cover the West Coast from Lochaber to Campbeltown.continue reading
‘CAP’ Cakes, Bat Phones and an impromptu gig: Jura Development Trust’s model for engagement
Rural Housing Scotland visited the Island of Jura on Saturday 28th April to attend the Jura Development Trust’s Community Action Plan (CAP) event. That it had to be rescheduled due to some rather awful weather in March definitely ended up being a positive. We were treated to some unbelievable weather, the DT were able tocontinue reading
Keep Up to Date!
We’re keen to make ourselves as accessible as possible so that as many communities, individuals and organisations can approach us with any comments, questions, queries and proposals relating to affordable housing. However you want to contact us, just click on the relevant link below! Social Media: RHS Facebook | RHS Twitter | OIH Facebook |continue reading
What do Lochaber, Argyll and Arran have in Common?
Answer: From the 1st of April 2018 they will all have a Rural Housing Scotland Development Officer they can call on for advice and assistance should they consider investigating affordable housing in their communities. Through the Our Island Home project, RHS has been working with various island communities in Argyll and Highlands and we arecontinue reading