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Five reasons to attend Scottish Rural and Islands Conference

31 October and 1 November, Dumfries. 

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The Scottish Rural and Islands Housing Conference, taking place on 31 October and 1 November in Dumfries, covers a range of topical issues concerning rural housing and communities in Scotland.  

Here are five reasons why you should attend this year’s event:

  1. Hear Jeremy Sainsbury OBE from Natural Power talk about the future of rural housing
  2. Find out more about intergenerational thinking in housing from Lorraine Usher Chief Executive of Loreburn Housing Association 
  3. Instead of the pre-conference study tour, Loreburn Housing Association will be holding a showcase 
  4. Hear Andy Dean, Chief Executive of Community Action Northumberland, who will open the conference with his talk on engaging communities 
  5. Network with colleagues, old and new, from all over Scotland

This year’s conference takes place on 31 October and 1 November, with the pre-conference showcase talking place on 30 October. The conference will be held over two venues, with the meeting and dinner at Easterbrook Hall and accommodation at the Holiday Inn, Dumfries, which is adjacent to the conference venue. 

Residential bookings are from £425 for RIHAF members or £495 for non-members. For more information or to book your place, please visit the ‘what’s on’ section of the SFHA website.

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