Welcome to another regular update produced by the Housing Development team of the Highland Council, designed to promote awareness by providing information about recent Housing Development activity in the Highlands.
Forest Setting for timber houses
More Housing Development news from around the Highlands
Launch of new Handyperson Scheme for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Update from the Highland Housing Alliance
The Highland Housing Alliance has delivered on several significant projects over the last year. this is in the face of the current house building slowdown, although it seems that the Highlands have fared better than many other part of the UK.
There are however acute shortages of all types of housing throughout the North and our main objectives to deliver land an dhouses to meet the demand remains unchanged.
The Highland Housing Alliance Charitable Trust
The Highland Housing Alliance’s Charitable Trust is an independent charity and has been in existence since May 2008. It has already donated around £800,000 from the Alliance’s surpluses to local housing related good causes including:-
- Tackling homelessness
- Handyperson schemes
- Debt advice
Examples of organisations and projects which have benefited are as follows:-
Cairn Housing Association
Purchase of van for Handyperson Scheme (see page 9 of this report).
Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association
Funding for a covered walkway at Dornie for a housing project for the elderly.
Albyn Housing Society
Funding for shortfalls in projects in Invergordon and Kinlochewe.
Lochaber Housing Association
Funding for shortfalls in projects at Upper Achintore and Glenancross, Morar.
Pentland Housing Association
Funding for a study into the Viewfirth Club site and options for use of the site.
The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust
Funding for housing options feasibilities in Camuscross, Sleat, Assynt and Embo.
The Calman Trust
Support services for young vulnerable people in Easter Ross.
Homelink – Positive Future for All
Support services for young people in Caithness
For further information about the Highland Housing Alliance Charitable Trust, please contact Susan Torrance, Chief Executive, Highland Housing Alliance, Fairways Business Centre, Inverness IV2 6AA, tel: 01463 251131 or email
For further information about any of the Alliance’s housing developments please register via the website www.highlandhousingalliance.com or contact Johanna Moffat, Marketing Assistant, tel: 01463 251132 or email the Alliance: