Scottish Rural and Islands Housing Conference: Building Rural Communities
27 & 28 October 2016, Peebles Hydro Hotel
Held annually, the Scottish Rural and Islands Housing Conference will cover a range of topical issues concerning rural housing in Scotland.
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.
Minister for Local Government and Housing Kevin Stewart MSP will address delegates on Friday morning at the conference, and SFHA Chief Executive Mary Taylor will respond to the Minister’s address.
This year’s theme is ‘building rural communities’, and delegates will hear sessions on the new development environment with Sorcha Edwards of Housing Europe and a Scandinavian Scotland with Sverre Hope. 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. The conference is for anyone with an interest in rural housing issues, including staff and committee members from housing providers.
RIHAF would like to thank the conference sponsors Edison Energy, Sunamp and Travis Perkins for their support which helps keep delegate costs low. With residential bookings from £390, this conference is one of the best value events in the sector.