2020 Conference programme

RHS 2020: A Vision for Rural Scotland

Conference booking is now open – book your place.

In addition to the main conference programme on Friday 28th February, we’re celebrating our 20th birthday by bringing you an extended pre-conference programme on the 27th February including conference dinner and drinks, a community led housing workshop, a Community Learning Exchange and the RHS AGM.

Our conference hotel for 2020 will be Dunkeld House Hotel. We are delighted to welcome back Ecology Building Society as our main conference sponsor.

Thursday 27th February

The following sessions are now confirmed for 27th. More information to follow.

Professor Gokay Devici and Hope Cohousing discussing St. Margaret’s Hope Cohousing.

Collective custom build:
John Kinsley, Bath St Collective Custom Build

Friday 28th February

We’re pleased to announce the following sessions and presenters for the main day of our 2020 conference: A Vision for Rural Scotland. Further speakers to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Rural Vision:
Lesley Riddoch, Journalist and Broadcaster

Depopulation/ Repopulation :
Wendy Reid, Isle of Ulva Development Manager
Andrew Copus, James Hutton Institute

Land for Housing:
David Stewart, Scottish Land Commission
Sarah Jane Laing, Scottish Land and Estates

Climate and Housing:
Jon Lees, Ecology Building Society
Sam Foster, Sam Foster Architects

Community Led Housing:
Barry Mochan, Arran Development Trust
Angela Williams, Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Company

Housing to 2040 Consultation Workshop:
Andrew Mott, Scottish Government

Rural Visions Panel Discussion:
Lesley Riddoch, Journalist and Broadcaster
Wendy Reid, Isle of Ulva Development Manager
Angela Williams, Fort Augustus & Glenmoriston Community Company
Sarah Jane Laing, Scottish Land and Estates
Dr Annie McKee, Convenor, Rural Housing Scotland