Bruce Crawford, MSP, and children from the local primary school took time out to mark the completion of Forth Housing Association’s latest homes in the village of Fallin.
To mark this fresh start, children from Fallin Primary School gathered together items that reflected current life within the village and buried these in a time capsule. This will be uncovered in years to come, when the contents may become instant antiques but it is hoped the homes will remain well maintained and popular.
Gordon Mason, Chairperson of Forth, explained; “We are delighted that the new homes have proven to be as popular as they are. The demand for quality rented homes in Fallin and the Stirling area in general is very high and the Scottish Government’s grant funding allowed us to meet some of that need. The current position with funding is very difficult but the fact that Forth Housing Association recently secured funding for a further two developments, totalling 43 homes, reflects the quality of what we are doing.”
Speaking after the event the Cabinet Secretary for Government Strategy and parliamentary Business Bruce Crawford said:
"The Scottish Government investment in housing in Stirlingshire, and across the country, makes a major contribution to Scotland's economic growth and sustaining employment in the construction sector.
I am pleased to be attending the opening of new housing for rent in Fallin. The development is a result of the hard work of Forth Housing Association in partnership with Stirling Council and the local communities in ensuring the delivery of affordable housing that meets local needs.
Housing is and will remain a top priority for the Scottish Government and we have pledged to deliver 30,000 affordable homes over the next five years. I welcome the commitment shown by Forth Housing Association through their participation in the Innovation and Investment Fund."