Derek Logie retires after long housing career, with Donna Young appointed RHS Co-ordinator

This week, we are sad to be bidding farewell to two members of the Rural Housing Scotland team, with Derek Logie retiring after leading the organisation for more than 20 years and Kirsten Glover leaving to pursue new ventures. Rural Housing Scotland (RHS) was launched in February 2001, with the objective of improving the supplycontinue reading

Ireland – Rural Digital Hubs Learning Exchange Trip

Earlier this month, a delegation assembled by Rural Housing Scotland (RHS) headed to County Clare in Ireland for a two day study trip to learn about the Irish approach to digital rural development. The trip came after the Irish Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, put her Department in contact with the organisation.continue reading

Rural Housing Scotland annual conference – book now!

Our annual conference, which was moved online for the past two years due to Covid, will take place in-person at Birnam Arts Centre on the 24th of February 2023. There are two ticket types: day or residential. A residential ticket includes dinner, bed & breakfast at the Dunkeld House Hotel for delegates wishing to stay on the evening of Thursday 23rd February. Please notecontinue reading

Tomduie Clachan – Comrie Croft

Tomduie Clachan, an RHS Smart Clachan pilot, is a zero-carbon 100% affordable, co-housing scheme that will be the innovation flagship in ongoing efforts to establish Comrie Croft as Scotland’s foremost demonstration and visitor learning centre for rural regeneration and future living. Modelled on a traditional Scottish clachan, reimagined for the 21st Century, Tomduie will demonstratecontinue reading

Sustainable Rural Housing for the Future | Sam Foster

Sam Foster is an architect working with Architype. His experience includes six years at Gaia Architects, nine years running his own practice and two years at Rural Housing Scotland as project manager for community-led affordable housing projects in rural Scotland – all of which focused on low-energy design using natural, non-toxic and low embodied carboncontinue reading

Scottish Housing Day: The Rural Energy Crisis – Q&A with Energy Advisor, Donnie MacKay

From food to heating, cost of living is already disproportionately high in rural and island areas. As energy prices continue to soar, the outlook for rural communities is extremely concerning. Last year, on Scottish Housing Day, we shared two blogs which explored the reasons that rural homes are often far less energy efficient than thosecontinue reading