Housing association unveils new homes in Doune
Rural Stirling Housing Association (RSHA) has unveiled its latest development of new homes in Doune.
The development of six properties costing almost £1 million at Woodyard Court has been built in a location where a timber sawmill once stood.
The Hugh Campbell and Sons sawmill on this site dates back to the 1900s but closed in 2004.
Now the six properties – four cottage flats and two semi-detached houses – have been built as RSHA continues to deliver on its promise to build more homes.
The project was developed in partnership with Stirling Council and NHS Scotland which has created the Doune Health Centre adjacent to the new homes.
Councillor Evelyn Tweed, housing portfolio holder at Stirling Council, opened the housing along with RSHA chair Mark Griffiths.
Mark Griffiths said: “Here is another example of outstanding new housing in one of our communities which makes a real difference to people’s lives. Built to an extremely high specification and with the best insulation possible for warm and comfortable homes, they set a new standard for local housing.”
Donna Birrell, chief executive of RSHA, added: “We are delighted to have opened our new housing in Doune. We are committed to building homes in the communities we serve because we know that is what people want.
“More housing is coming in Balmaha, Callander, Drymen and Killearn in due course. In addition, we acknowledge the generous financial support of the Scottish Government without whom this development would not have been possible.”
The total cost of the development was just short of a million pounds at £994,198.
This consisted of a Scottish Government grant of £663,000 and £288,000 in borrowing by RSHA. There was a further contribution from NHS Scotland of £43,198 for road infrastructure which is shared with the health centre.
The name given to the development – Woodyard Court – is a nod to the important business which had a strong link to Doune for over a century.