A former schoolhouse in the Highlands that has lain empty for over five years has been transformed into two affordable dwellings thanks to an innovative funding package secured by the Coigach Community Development Company and The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT).
Published 8 March 2017
The Highland Council has won a national award for a project aimed at cutting the cost of heating Highland homes.
Published 7 March 2017
South Lanarkshire Council has unveiled plans to double its house building programme to 1,000 new homes as it joined two other local authorities in Scotland to yesterday announce a voluntarily freeze of the basic rate of Council Tax.
Published 17 February 2017
Housing policy officer Gail Ward has been named Employee of the Year by Highland Council for the care and compassion she has shown in welcoming Syrian refugees to the region and her work to ease the impact welfare reform.
Published 23 November 2016
Sixty new homes are set to be built in the Cairngorms National Park after three separate planning applications were given the go ahead for Grantown-on-Spey.
Published 25 October 2016
An increase of housing and specialist support provision have been named by members of Highland Council’s Lochaber Committee among a set of strategic priorities to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.
Published 24 October 2016
The Highland Council is anticipating it may have to make savings of up to £72 million over the next three years.
Published 21 October 2016
Construction of two new affordable homes will begin shortly at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on Skye through the Rent to Buy scheme by The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT).
Published 7 October 2016
Aberdeen City Council has agreed to add Highland Council as a partner in a major joint venture which could potentially save millions of pounds a year.
Published 29 September 2016
A Highland community has indentified affordable housing among a number of local strategic priorities for the area.
Published 15 September 2016
Work has begun on a project to turn a former medical centre in Fort William into accommodation for rent.
Published 19 July 2016
The Alness community is set to benefit from a new homes boost after Albyn Housing Society took handover of the first phase of its new Dalmore development.
Published 4 July 2016
Work has started on the first phase of a much-anticipated affordable housing development which is set to bring 51 quality new homes to the Highland capital by April next year.
Published 21 June 2016
Anyone who wants to rent a council or housing association house in Thurso now has greater choice as homes are now being allocated through ‘Choice Based Lettings’.
Published 2 June 2016
Initiatives being undertaken by The Highland Council to prevent homelessness and improve the lives of homeless people have been warmly welcomed by members of the local authority’s community services committee.
Published 3 May 2016