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Scottish Empty Homes Conference 2012

Wednesday 28th November 2012
Grand Central Hotel

This year's conference focussed on the theme of Showcasing Scottish Practice. 2012 saw a lot of developments in the world of private sector empty homes work. We have new officers, projects and pilots; new funding opportunities; and new powers on the way. 

Margaret Burgess MSP, Minister for Housing and Welfare

Camelot Scottish Empty Property Champion of the Year Award

A Year of Momentum
Graeme Brown, Director Shelter Scotland

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Workshop sessions

Inverclyde Empty Homes Pilot Results
William Rice, Inverclyde Council & Kate Dahlstrom, Oak Tree Housing Association

Using the New Vacant Dwelling Council Tax Powers
Stuart Law, Scottish Government

South Ayrshire Empty Home Loans Scheme
Kevin Anderson and Fiona Campbell, South Ayrshire Council

Homes Again Project
Donna Bogdanovic, Scottish Borders Council
Alison Morris, Homes Again Empty Homes Officer

Workshop Sessions

Low-cost/no-cost Incentives – case studies from the Homes Again Project
Fiona Todd, Homes Again Empty Homes Officer

Commercial & Residential Empty Property – The City Centre Approach
Isobel Butt, Perth & Kinross Council

Contacting missing owners – Practical Help for Scottish Councils
Mark Byrne, Grafton Online

Houses to Homes – Welsh Empty Homes Loans Fund
Andrew Lavender, Empty Homes Consultant