Celebrating Tenant Achievement at Holyrood

Members of the Tenants Steering Group enjoyed a trip to Holyrood this week, to visit the Scottish Parliament, and to meet with Kevin Stewart, the Minister for Housing.

The group had a sit-down meeting with Kevin, and discussed a number if topics, including the activities the group have been involved in – scrutiny, Rent Setting. HRA and much more.

Members of the group were presented with their Adult Achievement Awards (AAA) by Kevin. These were the first AAAs that Kevin had presented and he explained it was honour to be in a position to present the group with their awards. We would also like to say congratulations to our hard-working Steering Group members!



Ministerial visit to Academy Court in Forfar

The Scottish Government Minister for local government, housing and planning, Kevin Stewart visited the former Chapelpark School, now transformed into modern council houses, and now known as Academy Court.

The minister met with Academy Court tenants, elected members and officers who gave a tour of the redeveloped B-listed buildings.


Housing spokesperson Cllr Craig Fotheringham said:

I am delighted to host this visit to the new Academy Court so that the Minister can see the transformation first-hand. There has been a fantastic response to these new homes, with over 700 people coming along to the Open Day in July. These are modern homes with a number of innovative and exciting technologies, which, coupled with the history of the buildings, have made these homes attractive to our tenants. I’m positive that this enthusiasm will be retained and future generations will also be proud to call Academy Court ‘home’.