Scottish Empty Homes Partnership Conferenc
Do you know of empty homes in your local area?
The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership is inviting Scotland’s Community Councils, Community and Development Trusts, and any organisation involved in local regeneration, to attend the upcoming 10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference (1st-3rd February 2021), which will be held online for the first time.
A single empty home can cause a nuisance to a community and clusters of empty homes can lead to a spiral of decline, from anti-social behaviour to a decline in nearby property values.
With the theme Providing Homes, Helping Recovery, this year’s conference will focus on best practice and insights on all aspects of tackling Scotland’s 47,000 empty homes.
We are delighted to announce that the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning Kevin Stewart MSP will be presenting and answering questions from participants, and with a host of other speakers now agreed.
We want to see communities thrive by ensuring that empty homes are brought back to life and enjoyed by people and families. Day Three of the conference focuses on how empty homes can transform communities with a session from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Empty Homes Officer Murdo Macleod, exploring how bringing homes back into use can help sustain communities in remote locations.
We look forward to seeing you there!