Following successful Community Learning Exchanges to Eigg and Jura in 2019, we are pleased to announce a CLE on 27th February 2020 to visit the first affordable collective self build in Scotland at Spittalfield in Perthshire. We’re grateful to the Scottish Community Alliance who, once again, have offered funding for travel, accommodation and subsistence to community organisations with an interest in exploring rural housing options who want to join the CLE.
As part of the CLE participants will meet Cllr Grant Laing who, in 1993 along with 11 other families, built their own homes together using Rural Home Ownership Grants. This is a great example of how we can help young people secure affordable housing in the country and help sustain rural communities.
As well as hearing about Spittalfield, attendees will discuss other examples of collective self build and cohousing including the Bath St Collective Custom Build with John Kinsley and Hope Cohousing in Orkney.
The Community Learning Exchange is open to all RHS Members (community organisation membership £25).
Limited spaces available – for more information and to apply for a space see our CLE application form.