Media Release: Conference to look at practical tips on bringing empty homes back into use

SHELTER Scotland’s annual Empty Homes Conference will focus on the nitty=gritty of how to bring empty homes back into use.

The event is due to take place on Tuesday 26 November at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow.

And the winners of the Camelot Scottish Empty Property Champion of the Year Awards are also due to be announced.

Local individual projects, as well as Council-run schemes, are up for the coveted prize.

Winners of the ‘best before and after’ photos of an empty home, best use of media, outstanding individual and outstanding project or service will also be announced.

Says a spokesperson for housing charity, Shelter Scotland: “Currently, there are just over 23,000 long-term private sector empty homes in Scotland – and the event will look at practical tips on how these properties can be best brought back to life.

“The event will bring together a host of housing experts, partner organisations and empty homes professionals, with guest speakers, including Margaret Burgess MSP.”

Graeme Brown, director for Shelter Scotland, said: “There are thousands of empty homes in Scotland and bringing them back to good use can provide local affordable housing and help regenerate local communities. It won’t solve the housing crisis on its own, but it makes sense not to waste the empty homes we already have.

“The event will also showcase the innovative projects which have been nominated for the Camelot Scottish Empty Property Champion of the Year Awards. These schemes really make a difference to the empty homes agenda.”

There is still time to book your place at the conference.

The delegate rate is £95.00 and additional delegate rate of £65.00.

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Contact: Shelter Scotland