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The Future for Rural Housing – Scottish Rural & Islands Housing Conference session focus

4 & 5 October, Thainstone House Hotel, Inverurie.

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The current spending boom will last until 2020; thereafter there has been little discussion about what the priorities are for housing within rural locations throughout Scotland.

At this year’s Scottish Rural & Islands Housing Conference, which is taking place on 4 and 5 October at Thainstone House in Inverurie, Gillian Young will ask what the focus on spending should be, seeing as money is going to be scarcer.

She will ask and discuss whether we should be arguing for addressing the needs of an increasingly vulnerable older population; investing more in the existing housing stock; or (in a rural and island context) sustaining communities.

Come to the conference to find out and discuss the future for rural housing, and to hear from Vikki McCall on housing’s role in health and social care and from Derek McIlreavy on Passivhaus and its role in eliminating fuel poverty. Delegates will also learn about the next steps for universal credit; how to sustain rural communities; and how to reduce fuel poverty.

Closing this year’s conference is the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning Kevin Stewart MSP, giving his ministerial address.

Book your place

This year’s Scottish Rural & Islands Housing Conference takes place on 4 and 5 October, with the RIHAF Study Tour and meeting taking place on 3 October. The conference will be held at Thainstone House Hotel in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.

Residential places start at £425 for RIHAF members and day delegate rates start at £190 (RIHAF members) and £245 (non-members). Why not bring a colleague for free? Book three places and receive a fourth FREE!

For more information or to book your place please visit www.sfha.co.uk/whats-on. Book now to avoid disappointment!

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