Rural Housing Scotland



Speakers announced for Rural Housing Scotland’s 2020 conference

A stellar line up has been announced for Rural Housing Scotland’s 20th anniversary conference in an event which will map the vital role housing will play in developing and sustaining thriving rural communities in Scotland over the next 20 years.

Published 2 December 2019

Consultation launched on affordable housing need in Blairgowrie

A public consultation has been launched to find out what kind of affordable housing is needed in Blairgowrie.

Published 5 September 2019

Scottish Government ‘falling short’ of rural affordable housing targets

A £25 million Rural Housing Fund established to provide 500 new homes by 2021 has resulted in only 80 approvals and 23 completions to date, according to reports.

Published 11 July 2019

New campaign highlights impact of shortage of affordable rural homes

A new campaign by Scottish Rural Action (SRA) is aiming to highlight the shortage of affordable homes in rural Scotland and its impact on rural communities.

Published 25 February 2019

Housing minister to reaffirm commitment to rural housing delivery

Kevin Stewart MSP, minister for local government and housing, will outline his commitment to deliver affordable housing in Scotland at Rural Housing Scotland’s annual conference today.

Published 24 February 2017

Call for planning reform to recognise challenges of rural housing provision

Rural Housing Scotland (RHS) has welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government’s reforms of the planning system but warned that any changes must take specific rural challenges into consideration.

Published 15 July 2016

New £25m fund to boost affordable housing in rural areas

The Scottish Government has announced a new £25 million fund to help bring an estimated 500 new affordable homes specifically to rural areas.

Published 29 February 2016

New book recalls the ‘forgotten problem’ of rural housing

A new book has been launched which explores how rural housing is a ‘forgotten problem’ in Scotland’s housing history and recounts how housing associations responded to the issue.

Published 26 February 2016

Charities issue joint call for more affordable homes

Four Scottish charities have written to minister for housing and welfare Margaret Burgess MSP with a joint call to set an ambitious target for new affordable homes across Scotland.

Published 26 May 2015