Our annual conference is the premier rural housing gathering held in Scotland and brings together a broad range of delegates including senior staff from housing associations, local authorities, Scottish Government, and private sector; alongside communities, community trusts and community landowners from across Scotland. It is an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge, and to explore new ideas for delivering rural housing and development in Scotland.
The conference attracts over 130 delegates from across Scotland and is held at the community Birnam Arts and Conference Centre , and the Hilton Dunkeld House which is the venue for the conference dinner and reception.
Previous keynote speakers have included John Swinney MSP, Richard Lochhead MSP, Alex Neil MSP, and commentators on rural affairs such as Lesley Riddoch.
The sectoral and geographic range of delegates coming to the Rural Housing Scotland Conference makes this a unique sponsorship opportunity for companies looking to promote their products and services in rural Scotland.
Sponsorship opportunities start from as little as £90 for community delegate sponsorship. Exhibition stands start at £600. Download the sponsorship pack to find out more about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities for 2020 conference.
Our conference sponsors
We are delighted to once again welcome back Ecology Building Society as our main conference sponsor for 2020. Ecology is an ethical building society committed to building a more sustainable future.
Ecology Building Society provides mortgages for housing co-operatives, housing associations, cohousing groups, Community Land Trusts and other community-led projects, and specialises in mortgages for the creation of community-led housing, construction of energy efficient new homes and renovations, including of poor quality, derelict, empty properties.
We’re also delighted to welcome conference newcomers Kensa Contracting as sponsors of our conference reception and dinner on the 27th. Kensa Contracting is an award-winning specialist delivery partner and contractor for communal heating with district ground source heat pumps.
A three-time H&V News Award winner for district heating schemes, Kensa Contracting is renowned for its innovative ambient loop shared ground loop array systems deployed in social housing retrofits and social and private new build developments. Offering unrivalled experience and expertise, they deliver a complete solution including design, specification, project management, householder liaison, specialist sub-contractor supervision, equipment supply, commissioning, and support with access to subsidies.
Delivering proven, robust and reliable systems from simple tried-and-tested to ambitious and innovative applications, Kensa Contracting is leading the adoption of low carbon heat frameworks to achieve the UK’s net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050.