Nominations are being sought in Rutherglen and Cambuslang to find the country’s empty homes champions.
The Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champion of the Year Awards are intended to showcase exemplary contributions made by groups or individuals to bring empty properties back into use – including those working hard to refurbish homes and rejuvenate communities across South Lanarkshire.
Entries from the private, public and third sectors are encouraged, with entries previously received from housing associations, private developers and voluntary organisations.
The closing date for applications is midnight on October 12. Winners will be announced at the fifth Annual Scottish Empty Homes Conference being held at the MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, on November 17.
Restoration Man’ TV star George Clarke is giving the keynote speech at the event, which this year has the theme ‘Local Effort, Local Impact’.
George Clarke is a UK Empty Homes Adviser and architect and is best known for his work on the Channel 4 programmes The Home Show, The Restoration Man and George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.