Tags - Housing

No one-sized-fits-all solution to empty homes in Scotland


10 Jan 2020

A vital link exists between the number of empty homes and the vitality of a remote, rural community, particularly in areas with a declining population.

That was one of a number of key messages to...

Scotland’s vital tourism sector must be supported


9 Jan 2020

At a time when Scotland’s fragile rural economy is facing unprecedented changes and an uncertain future, care must be taken to ensure any changes to the regulations for short-term lets doesn’t have a...

Meeting the next generation

Blog Post

2 Oct 2019

Our policy adviser Marcelina Hamilton, who has recently qualified as a chartered surveyor, went back to University for the day to talk to students about what a future career in helping rural Scotland...

Meet the Helping It Happen finalists: Rural Housing Award

Blog Post

23 Sep 2019

Our Helping It Happen Awards Ceremony & Dinner takes place in just a weeks’ time, so we are taking a closer look at each of the finalists in our nine diverse categories here on our blog. In some rural...

Affordable homes landlords should have access to funds to help with energy efficiency


13 Sep 2019

Private Landlords who commit to providing affordable housing should be given the same financial support as housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their properties says Scottish Land...

Electrical wiring regulations – tricky to digest?

Blog Post

26 Jul 2019

Mike Buchanan from Cambusmore Estate in Perthshire, takes us through some recent changes to electrical requirements. 

A new 18th edition of the electrical wiring regulations, known as BS 7671:2018...

Short-term lets - a balancing act

Blog Post

12 Jul 2019

Marcelina Hamilton is Scottish Land & Estate’s policy advisor for rural business and property. Here she explains why it’s important to get the balance right for any new regulations introduced to the...

Big or small, let's celebrate rural Scotland

Blog Post

11 Jun 2019

Do you know a farm, rural business or estate who are doing things a little different, taking a new approach and helping their local community thrive? 

Has a local estate, farm or rural business...

Dormont Park Passivhaus development

HIH Case Study

3 May 2019

The development

Dormont Park, on Dormont Estate, is an award winning development of 8No. new homes for long term affordable rent developed, owned and managed by SLE member Jamie Carruthers.


Planning in the balance?

Blog Post

5 Apr 2019

We’ve all had a couple of weeks to consider the impact of the Planning (Scotland) Bill’s Revised Financial Memorandum which the Scottish Government published ahead of Stage 3. It was very much an...

Pioneering property maintenance app launched by Scottish Land & Estates


20 Mar 2019

A revolutionary property repair and maintenance reporting system to help residential tenants and landlords has been launched by Scottish Land & Estates (SLE).

Believed to be among the first of its...

Housing Walk & Talk at Dunninald Estate


27 Feb 2019

On Tuesday, 26 February, 25 SLE Members and guests met at Dunninald Estate, near Montrose to learn of the importance of master planning when it comes to the development of a redundant B Listed...