Highland Council

Landbank money released to enable Highland affordable housing schemes

The Highland Council has approved the use of Landbank funding to assist in the development of affordable housing in the region.

Published 17 August 2017

Housing developers asked to triple school contributions in Inverness

The Highland Council is to review developer contributions for schools in the Inverness area to help the local authority cope with increasing rolls at city schools.

Published 15 August 2017

Residents invited to submit views on Highland Local Housing Strategy

Residents are being invited to submit their views on the Highland Council's draft Local Housing Strategy.

Published 24 July 2017

£10 million investment in Highlands affordable housing

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart has announced a £10 million fund to build affordable homes across the Highlands.

Published 26 June 2017

Time to ‘revisit’ housing developer contributions in Inverness, says council leader

Developer contributions in the Inverness area could be increased to help the local authority cope with increasing rolls at city schools.

Published 23 June 2017

Number of homeless families on Skye doubles in 12 months

The number of families categorised as homeless on Skye has more than doubled over the last 12 months with an increase in tourists highlighted as a contributing factor.

Published 21 June 2017

Parliamentary committee takes evidence on Scottish building regulations

MSPs have taken evidence from construction professionals on whether the current building regulations in Scotland are operating effectively.

Published 15 June 2017

Sixteen affordable homes to be built in Inverness

The Highland Housing Alliance (HHA) has signed a contract to build 16 new homes at Inverness’ Raining’s Stairs, bringing much needed affordable housing to local people and families and reinvigorating a brownfield area of the city.

Published 12 June 2017

Highland Small Communities Housing Trust completes 50th Rent to Buy home

The completion of a home in Flodigarry, in Staffin on the Isle of Skye, has marked the 50th home to be delivered by The Highland Small Communities Housing Trust’s (HSCHT) Rent to Buy scheme.

Published 9 May 2017

Councillors approve Black Isle affordable homes plan

Plans to build 10 new affordable homes in the Black Isle have been given the go-ahead by the Highland Council.

Published 7 April 2017

Work to start on new homes at historic Inverness College site

The demolition of all non-listed buildings at the Inverness College site at Midmills in the city centre is to begin next month to make way for more than 80 retirement homes.

Published 21 March 2017

Tenants welcomed into affordable homes at empty Highland schoolhouse

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

Top national award for Highland Council home energy project

The Highland Council has won a national award for a project aimed at cutting the cost of heating Highland homes.

Published 7 March 2017

1,000 new homes pledged as South Lanarkshire Council freezes Council Tax

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 officer named Employee of the Year for ‘compassion’ to refugees

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