Graham Lambie Brae, Strathblane 


Tenants move into village properties at Graham Lambie Brae

WE are pleased to launch our latest housing development in the form of four new homes in Strathblane.

A handover ceremony, with the first tenants to move in, took place on Monday of this week in a location appropriately named Graham Lambie Brae after the late local councillor Graham Lambie.

The 1-bedroom cottage flats are part of a wider Adam (Scotland) development.

Mark Griffiths, our Chair, said: “These new homes represent our commitment to the communities of rural Stirlingshire and a long- standing desire to keep on building homes where people want to live. We wish the tenants every happiness in their new homes.”

Margaret Vass, Chair of Strathblane Community Development Trust said: “The homes and tenants are most welcome in our village. Our 2019 Housing Needs Survey indicated that homes to rent and low cost homes to buy are required to sustain our community.”

The homes feature roof solar PV panels which help reduce energy bills, with each property equipped with an electric vehicle charging point. They also have cycle storage externally and, in keeping with modern construction methods, a fire suppression system.

One of the first tenants to move in is Allan Threshie who said: “The properties are amazing. I’m delighted with my flat. The builders and Rural Stirling Housing Association have together done an amazing job.”

The late councillor Graham Lambie was widely admired for his work in the community. He also served for a time on the our Board.

His untimely death in early 2021 shocked the community and the naming of a street in his memory is seen as a fitting and lasting tribute to his life and work.

Donna Birrell, our Chief Executive added: “Graham is a much-missed community campaigner and it is highly appropriate that this important step forward for housing in Strathblane should recognise his invaluable contribution to village life.”

Meanwhile, RSHA is keen to hear from prospective tenants who wish to apply for housing in rural areas. This has the advantage of helping RSHA to assess local housing needs and plan for the future.

The Association can be contacted on 01786 841101, by email at or by writing to us at Rural Stirling Housing Association, Stirling Road, Doune, FK16 6AA