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First social housing for 10 years on tiny island


Housing associations prove their worth

A remote Scottish island has its first social housing built in the last 10 years thanks to two housing associations.

Five homes have been constructed on Raasay with Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association owning two of the properties and Raasay Development Trust the other three.

Additional to the £1.3m Deer Park development will be the constructing a further six properties on another site.

The homes have been built on land provided by a local sheep stock club, a crofting township organisation that collectively farms sheep.

Elizabeth Taggart, of Raasay Development Trust, said: "It is just a fantastic day seeing our tenants at the houses and seeing the difference it is going to make for them."

Seki Lee, 37, has been living in a private let for almost a year and is one of the first to be offered one of the homes.

He will move in with his wife and three year-old son.

Lee said: "It's quite hard to get accommodation for me and other people.

"I'm thankful to get housing."



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