The Scottish Land Fund has awarded £1,586,398 to 11 community ownership projects.

A community development company on the island of Colonsay, population 135, has been awarded £390,000 to buy land to build affordable housing and to create a site for affordable business units. The money will be used to buy two areas of land around the settlement of Scalasaig as part of a project to build homes for island residents.

The Scottish Government has started early engagement on the development of Scotland's fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4).

The National Planning Framework is a long term plan for development and investment across Scotland.

An upcoming Scottish Rural Action conference will kick start a 'rural movement' to make rural Scotland's voice heard.

Representatives from rural Scotland's communities, businesses and organisations are invited to attend the free event taking place from 26 to 27 February at New Lanark Visitor Centre, the renowned world heritage site.

Housing to 2040 Consultation – Stakeholder Engagement Event (Jura)

Scottish Government and NHS Health Scotland are hosting a stakeholder engagement event bringing together a wide range of interests as part of their consultation process.

Rural Housing Scotland conference 2020: A Vision for Rural Scotland

In addition to the main conference programme on Friday 28 February, Rural Housing Scotland (RHS) are celebrating their 20th birthday by bringing delegates an extended pre-conference programme on 27 February including conference dinner and drinks, a community-led housing workshop, a community learning exchange and the RHS AGM.

Conference sessions include depopulation/repopulation, climate and housing, land for housing and more.  

Please note above timings are not confirmed and will be confirmed once the programme has been published.

Present Voices - Future Lives: Housing 2040 exhibition

The Scottish Government is committed to plan together with stakeholders for how our homes and communities should look and feel by 2040. To support the Scottish Government’s wider engagement on Housing to 2040, a travelling exhibition - curated and designed by Edinburgh University’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) and Collective Architecture - will be visiting 12 locations across Scotland between 4 November and 16 December.

An interactive housing exhibition will tour Scotland this November and December gathering views from local communities on housing for today, tomorrow and beyond.

The Scottish Government has begun to consider how our homes and communities should look and feel in 2040 and the options and choices to achieve this.

The first ever National Islands Plan for Scotland has been laid before the Scottish Parliament for consideration.

The proposed National Islands Plan provides a framework for action in order to meaningfully improve outcomes for Scotland's island communities.

HSCHT Conference and AGM

This is a free event with lunch and refreshments provided.

On 14 August 2019, we attended the Pairc Trust's house warming event at Gravir, on the Isle of Lewis.

New tenants were welcomed to the Pairc Trust's community-owned houses in Gravir, Isle of Lewis earlier this week at a special house warming event, held as part of the Community Land Week celebrations.