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Parliamentary Motion recognises Goathill Housing and Care Home Project

05 October 2023

Parliamentary Motion S6M-10761 has welcomed the positive impact the project will have on the Western Isles’ care capacity and availability of housing.

The motion was submitted by Alasdair Allan MSP and the full text is:

“That the Parliament congratulates Goathill Housing and Care Home Project on being shortlisted in the Housing and Regeneration category of the prestigious 2023 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration, which identifies and celebrates best practice, innovation and achievement in interventions that improve Scottish communities; understands that this is the first housing and extra care housing project of its kind in the Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency; further understands that the development comprises Taigh Shiphoirt (Seaforth House), which is a 52-bed residential care home with four wings to facilitate small group living, Bremner Court, which has 50 units of extra care housing with 24-hour staffing provision to support the residents, and Sinclair Avenue, which includes 58 homes for social rent and 16 homes for sale through a shared equity scheme; notes that the project was delivered by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, in partnership with the Western Isles Integration Joint Board and the Hebridean Housing Partnership, with the care home and extra care housing constructed by McLaughlin & Harvey, and the home constructed by local firm O’Mac Construction; welcomes what it sees as the positive impact that the project will have on the islands’ care capacity and availability of housing; pays tribute to the hard work and determination of all involved in the project, and wishes them well for the 2023 SURF Awards.”

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Stephanie Callaghan, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Stuart McMillan, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, John Swinney, David Torrance, Sue Webber, Tess White