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Scottish Rural & Islands Housing Conference – Available to Book Now!

Hosted by Osprey Housing, Grampian Housing Association and Castlehill Housing Association, this year’s Scottish Rural & Islands Housing Conference takes place in Aberdeenshire and is a must attend for rural housing association leaders and board members.

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The conference will look at the key role of rural housing associations in sustaining communities, providing care and support for residents and employment opportunities for young people. It will also be a chance to reflect on the investment that is needed to shape investment post 2021 in new housing, maintaining and improving existing housing as well as ensuring the wider community investment in support for tenants.

What will be included?

With fuel poverty high on the political agenda, come along and hear Bob Grant from Changeworks & Scott Restrick from Energy Action Scotland discuss new ideas to deliver higher energy efficiency, low energy bills and reduce fuel poverty – all at the same time.

The conference will also feature a session with Vikki McCall, who will talk about how we can ensure that housing organisations are involved in joint planning and producing imaginative solutions to providing support and care to people in their homes.

Hamish Trench, Chief Executive of the Scottish Land Commission will also lead a session at the conference on the land issue, revealing some of the ground-breaking work in reviewing the way that land is managed, own and taxed and he will discuss opportunities for rural and island housing associations.

Other highlights

There will also be a debate on what a future rural housing agenda should look like and building on best practise using technology to ensure warm homes.

Important information

This year’s conference will take on 4 & 5 October at Thainstone House Hotel in Inverurie and the pre-conference RIHAF meeting and study tour will take place on Wednesday 3 October.

Residential places start at £425 for RIHAF members and day delegate rates start at £190 (RIHAF members) and £245 (non-members).


To book your place or for more information click here.  Book now to avoid disappointment!