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Empty Homes Advice Service

Contact our Empty Homes Advisers today on 0344 515 1941 or email

What does the Empty Homes Advice Service do?

  • Provide empty homes advice to empty home owners, neighbours and organisations interested in empty homes work.
  • Make referrals to our network of local Empty Homes Officers working in Scotland's Local Authorities.
  • Follow up on empty homes reports and in some cases pursue empty homes case work in areas without a local empty homes service (to demonstrate what is possible)
  • Provide information on where empty homes grants and loans are available throughout the country and link into local Empty Homes Matchmaker Schemes.

Empty Homes Officer in your area?

Here are the contact details for councils that have asked to be listed on our website. If you don't see your area get in touch with the Empty Homes Adviser on 0344 515 1941 or

Council Contacts

Aberdeen City Council
Anu Kasim, Empty Homes Officer
01224 523614



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Aberdeenshire Council
Moira Simpson, Development Officer (Affordable Housing)
01467 533027

Angus Council

Argyll & Bute Council
Kelly Ferns, Housing Improvement Officer - Empty Homes
01369 708672

City of Edinburgh Council
Gillian Donohoe, Senior Housing Development Officer
0131 529 7660

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Murdo MacLeod, Empty Homes Officer
07342 181064

Dumfries & Galloway Council
John Ringrose, Team Leader Empty Homes & Private Sector Housing
01387 273166

East Ayrshire Council
Liz King, Empty Homes Officer
01563 554583

East Lothian Council
Anna Stewart, Housing Enabler
01620 827695

Falkirk Council
Elaine Hall, Empty Homes Officer  
01324 590802 / 07738627139

Wendy Laird
Empty Homes/Buy Back Officer
Telephone: 01324 590387

Fife Council
Joanne Saurin, Housing Professional, Empty Homes
03451 555 555 ext 442893

Glasgow City Council
Alison McLavin, Empty Homes Officer
0141 287 1373

Anne Robinson, Empty Homes Officer
0141 287 7994

Highland Council
Paula MacPherson, Housing Development Officer
01463 702 899

Inverclyde Council
Barbara Crichton, Empty Homes Officer
01475 714237

Moray Council
Trudi Lawrie, Empty Homes/Home Improvement Officer
01343 563507
0300 1234566

North Ayrshire Council
01294 324644

North Lanarkshire Council
Alyson McGlone, Empty Homes Officer
01698 274131

Orkney Council
Post in recruitment, contact EHAS, details above

Perth & Kinross Council
Isobel Butt, Vacant Property Development Officer
01738 475955

Katrina Morrison, Vacant Property Development Assistant
01738 476561

Renfrewshire Council
Karen Rae,  Empty Homes Officer
0141 618 6262

Scottish Borders Council
Gareth Knox, Private Sector Grants Officer
01896 661 392

South Ayrshire Council
Lesley Cockburn, Policy Officer
01292 616 014

South Lanarkshire Council
Development & Private Sector Team
01698 454109

Stirling Council
Allyson Allison,  Empty Homes Officer
01786 237806

West Dunbartonshire Council
Karen Rae,  Empty Homes Officer
01389 737347

West Lothian Council
Gillian Edwards, Planning and Coordination Officer
01506 281376