Council scoops top housing award

 06 November 2020  |  

Award winning housing in Girvan

Award winning housing in Girvan

Our travellers site at Coalpots Road in Girvan, has just picked up a national award!

It clinched top spot at the Scottish Home Awards in their Affordable Housing Development of the Year (small, social rent) category.

This is great recognition for the development, which features eight affordable chalet style bungalows.

Completed in August 2019 at a cost of £1.6 million, the housing which was part funded by the Council and Scottish Government, replaced the former Houdston travellers site in Girvan, which was damaged by flooding.

The layout reflects the uniqueness of the site, with a secure parking zone for caravans and a central communal area for the families. 

Councillor Philip Saxton, Housing and Community Wellbeing Portfolio Holder said: "I am delighted with this award, it highlights the extraordinary effort that went in to ensuring the housing met the needs of the travellers and the rest of the town.

"The end result is modern, energy efficient and accessible housing in close proximity to schools, public transport, health and other services.

"We will continue to work with our partners to develop affordable housing, ensuring people across South Ayrshire can grow well, live well and age well."

To find out more about the award, visit