How will the SNP support house-building in rural areas?

The Scottish Government’s Rural Housing Fund commits £25 million over the next three years to build new, affordable homes in rural Scotland, and the Islands Housing Fund provides £5 million ring-fenced for islands housing projects. This funding will enable the needs of older people to be met more appropriately, and young people and families to stay or make their lives in rural, remote and island communities.

We will also encourage councils and individuals in rural areas to bring empty homes into use for rent or purchase through our Empty Homes Partnership, Empty Homes Fund and Town Centre Empty Homes Fund.