Scottish Rural Action is working with Rural Housing Scotland on a new project to research housing issues in rural Scotland. We would like to hear from people who have experienced challenges in accessing housing in rural Scotland during the past three years. This could be personal experience, through supporting a friend or family member or as an employer. The survey can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/housingrural
Data suggests that housing challenges in urban and rural areas look very different, as was highlighted by BBC Alba’s Eorpa recently: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0001p98/eorpa-series-26-episode-8
We know, for example, that rural areas are more affected than urban areas by properties being bought as second homes. We also know that social housing is more accessible in towns and cities, compared to rural areas, but data can only give us part of the picture.
We want to hear about your experience of accessing housing in your local area. We would like to hear what you think the challenges are, and how these challenges are best addressed. You can share your experience anonymously if you prefer.
The information you provide will help us to campaign for housing policy that better meets the needs of people living in rural areas. Thank you in advance for taking part in this research. Please share the link with family, friends and colleagues who may have experiences they wish to share. The survey will remain on-line till the end of January 2019. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/housingrural