Planning approved for community-led housing development in Braemar

We are delighted that planning permission has been secured for 15 new affordable homes in Braemar. The community-led housing development, which has received significant financial support from Cairngorms National Park Authority, The Scottish Land Fund and charity loan funder CAF Venturesome, was designed following extensive consultation with Braemar community. Delivery of the much-needed homes, whichcontinue reading

Community views sought as new development officer starts work to deliver Smart Clachan project on Isle of Uist

A development officer has started work for Rural Housing Scotland to take a new housing initiative forward in Uist. Donna Young, from Uist, will be coordinating the delivery of Smart Clachan, a community based housing development to support repopulation, by creating affordable housing and shared facilities. Rural Housing Scotland is working in partnership with Stòras Uibhist tocontinue reading

Smart Clachan initiative offers sustainable housing solution for Uist

Rural Housing Scotland will lead the development of an ambitious new initiative to tackle the interlinked issues of depopulation, demographic change and the climate crisis in Uist. In partnership with community landowner Stòras Uibhist and with funding from Emsée Fairbairn Foundation, Rural Housing Scotland plan to develop Smart Clachan which will incorporate cooperative community-led housing,continue reading

Scottish Housing Day (Part 2) – The realities of trying to improve home energy efficiency in our remote rural and island communities

This year, Scottish Housing Day is focused on the role of housing in the climate emergency. We have released two blogs on this theme. You can read our first Scottish Housing Day blog here. Our homes are responsible for 13% of Scotland’s emissions which means, in order to meet our ambitious net-zero targets, we needcontinue reading

Scottish Housing Day (Part 1) – Home energy improvement challenges in rural and island communities

With COP26 just around the corner, this year’s Scottish Housing Day is focused on the role of housing in the climate emergency. With this theme in mind, we have released two blogs looking at the difficulties rural households can face to implement important energy efficiency improvements. You can read our second blog here. Our homescontinue reading