Inner isles’ housing surgeries

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Housing issues will be top of the agenda on Islay and Jura today (Friday).

Argyll and Bute Council is hosting three drop-in surgeries, in celebration of Scottish Housing Day, to inform and advise members of the public on all housing matters.

West Highland Housing Association (WHHA) will officially open 18 new homes at Dail na Mara, Port Ellen, today, and the Port Ellen station project will be declared open tomorrow (Saturday September 9).

The station project, to provide more affordable housing on the island, is led by the Ian MacTaggart Trust in partnership with Argyll and Bute council and WHHA and will convert the former police station into six self-contained one-bedroom and studio flats.

The council’s policy lead for housing, Councillor Robin Currie said: ‘These drop-in events are a great way for people to get information and advice on a wide variety of housing issues.

‘Whether they want to find out how to apply for a house, want to know which grants are available or want to discuss the condition of their existing property, there will be someone on hand who will be more than happy to help.’

The housing surgeries are at the following locations:

11.00am – 2.00pm: Jura Service Point, Craighouse
10.30am – 12.30pm: Customer Service point, Jamieson Street, Bowmore
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.00pm – 2.30pm: Columba Hall, Port Ellen