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Scottish Empty Homes Conference 2018

The theme for 2018 is:

Step Change - a vision for the future

  • When: 26th November 2018
  • Where: The Engine Shed, Stirling

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership hosts the 8th annual Scottish Empty Homes Conference & Awards 2018.  The Conference is for Empty Home Practitioners, Elected Members, Housing Development Staff, Housing Associations, Community Groups and others with an interest in private sector empty homes work.

As ever we will have a packed agenda of speakers and the opportunity to choose from several workshops and soundbite sessions. Who knows - you might even be our Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champion of the Year 2018!

Booking Information:
Early bird Delegate Rate - £89 + VAT (available until 08.10.18)
Standard Delegate Rate - £109 + VAT thereafter.

You can pay by card or request an invoice on registering. Please note - invoice payments must be settled before the date of the conference.

Enquiries about booking more than two places, general registration or sponsorship should be directed to

Register your place

Download the agenda (.pdf)*

*Agenda as of 16 November 2018, subject to change

Agenda Extract

09.30 - 10.00 Registration and Coffee
10.00 - 10.05 Chair's Welcome
10.05 - 10.15 Introduction by Adam Lang
10.15 - 10.20Welcome to Stirling - John MacMillan
10.20 - 10.30 Kevin Stewart MSP - Minister of Local Government, Housing and Planning to give the keynote address
10.30 - 10.40 Q&A
10.40 - 11.10 Howden's Scottish Empty Homes Champions Awards
11.10 - 11.30Break
11.30 - 11.45 Sound bite sessions on: Community Right to Buy, Compulsory Sales Order, and Historic Environment Scotland
11.45 - 11.50Changeover
11.50 - 12.15 The Gateway House, North Ronaldsay, Orkney –  Rachael Bowes
12.15 - 12.40 Increased Levy on Council Tax - Allyson Allison & Gillian Taylor
12.40 - 13.40 Lunch
13.40 - 14.05 James Hartley, on Latch (Leeds Action To Create Homes)
14.05 - 14.20 Auction House
14.20 - 14.45 Housing Strategy & Empty Homes with Mel Booth from Aberdeen City Council
14.45 - 15.05 Break
15.05 - 15.20 Sound bite sessions on: Community Right to Buy, Compulsory Sales Order, and Historic Environment Scotland
15.20 - 15.25Changeover
15.25 - 15.50 Dr Calum McLeod, on Community Land Scotland
15.50 - 16.00 Closing Remarks

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