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Affordable rural housing launched in Scotland

Scottish landowners will have the chance to boost rural incomes and sustain local communities, thanks to a new affordable homes programme. 

The scheme by Clyde Homes and Scottish Lands and Estates allows landowners to maximise their income by making use of suitable land for housing and leisure accommodation need. 

Designed to increase potential incomes and address the need for affordable rural housing to maintain communities and provide affordable homes for sale, rent, or as an alternative income, Clyde Homes are now working to deliver rural housing solutions for both permanent and tourist accommodation. 

Colin Young, CEO of Clyde Homes, said the scheme allows future generations to stay in their local areas instead of having to move away because of rising housing costs. 

He added: “By using non productive or uneconomic land, landowner’s are ideally placed to bolster their incomes by providing both rural affordable housing to meet local need and to secure a slice of the tourist and leisure income by providing high quality accommodation. 

“All that needed is a suitable site, and we can deliver and commission their new homes ready to move into within a couple of days. 

“With our support we hope to both help Landowners at this difficult time and also support Scottish industry as we aim to source our own materials from sustainable Scottish forests and other local businesses. We aim to support local communities and provide affordable homes for all to help protect the rural economy of Scotland, and ensure future generations are able to settle in their local areas rather than being forced to move away due to rising housing costs. 

“We provide Scottish Land and Estates members with support and advice to create their local housing solutions and look forward to working to help sustain incomes and provide the quality homes that are so desperately needed.” 

Clyde Homes is Scotland’s leading manufacturer of factory built affordable homes for residential and leisure use. 

It is capitalising on the growth of Scottish tourism and requirement for quality rural accommodation and the development of Scotland’s North Coast 500 tourist route. The route spans 500 miles of coastal scenery and naturally follows the main roads across the coastal edges of the North Highlands taking in the villages and towns of places like Ullapool, Durness, John O’Groats, Dornoch and Inverness. 

Clyde Homes says the established Scottish tourist industry and the modern factory built affordable homes it has designed come together as a route to growth for future landowner’s incomes. 

Information about the new housing programme is available at 

Clyde Homes specialises primarily in transportable and relocatable timber or metal frame homes that can be designed to be lifted or located into position on either a permanent or temporary basis.

Last Modified: Thursday 04 January 2018 10:39
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