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. 

Community groups across Scotland are holding events from 10 to 18 August to celebrate Community Land Week.

Forty-five projects are taking part in the week-long celebration of all things community ownership this year -- three times as many as in 2018! 

The Woodland Crofts Partnership has recently been awarded £33,000 over two years to support and promote the development of woodland crofts.

The announcement was made by Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing MSP, when he attended the Nairn Show.

The 2019 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration are currently open for entries.

​These prestigious awards are delivered each year by SURF, a regeneration forum with over 300 cross-sector member organisations across Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government.

The purpose of the awards is to highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of initiatives that address physical, social and economic challenges in communities across Scotland.

Scottish Land and Estates are now seeking nominations for the 2019 round of the Helping it Happen Awards.

Now into their third year, the awards are looking to build on past success and acknowledge the enormous contribution that rural businesses make to the Scottish economy.

The Scottish Government has announced funding to continue the Warmer Homes Scotland initiative until 2022.

Warmer Homes Scotland is designed to help vulnerable people make their homes warmer and more comfortable by installing a range of energy saving measures such as new heating systems and insulation.

Since the initiative launched in 2015, thousands of people have been helped to become warmer in their homes, with households saving an average of over £300 a year on their energy bills.

A shortage of affordable homes in rural Scotland is being highlighted by Scottish Rural Action at the Rural Housing Scotland Conference today (Friday 22nd February) in Birnam. Four short case-study films will be screened that explain the impact of the lack of affordable homes in rural communities.

Have you experienced challenges in accessing housing in rural Scotland during the past three years?

If so, Scottish Rural Action and Rural Housing Scotland want to hear from you. The two organisations are working together on a new project to research housing issues in rural Scotland. They've launched an online survey which will be open until the end of January 2019.

In this article you can find out about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become one of the founding members of Ulva’s new community​.