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Housing Minister to address Scottish Rural and Islands Housing Conference

RIHAF is delighted to announce that Minister for Local Government and Housing Kevin Stewart MSP will address delegates at the Scottish Rural and Islands Housing Conference 2016.

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Mr Stewart will open day two of the conference (Friday 28 October) and SFHA Chief Executive Mary Taylor will respond to the Minister’s address.

This year’s conference, hosted by the Scottish Borders Housing Network, Berwickshire Housing Association, Eildon Group, Scottish Borders Housing Association and Waverley Housing, will take place on 27 and 28 October at Peebles Hydro Hotel. The pre-conference RIHAF meeting and Study Tour will take place on Wednesday 26 October.

The conference aims to update and inform delegates of the changes and initiatives that are taking place and provide an opportunity for frank and open debate. This year’s theme is ‘building rural communities’, and, as well as the ministerial address, delegates will hear sessions on the current development environment and a ‘Scandinavian Scotland’. The conference will close with a lively panel debate on the key challenges affecting rural development. As always, workshops will provide a more practical and in-depth look at issues, including Rural Housing Initiative, minimum income standard and procurement.

RIHAF would like to thank the conference sponsors, Edison Energy, Sunamp and Travis Perkins for their support which helps keep delegate costs low, making this conference one of the best value events in the sector. The forum is delighted that, once again, it is able to offer a price freeze on residential places at the conference for RIHAF members. Bookings are now being taken for the conference and residential bookings are from £390 for RIHAF members.

To book your place, and for further details, please visit the SFHA’s Eventbrite page or contact us on 0141 332 8113 or events@sfha.co.uk.