New App Helps Tackle Money Worries

NHS Borders have launched a new Money Worries App which is a great source of information and advice for anyone experiencing financial difficulties. The app can be downloaded by searching for NHS Borders Money Worries App on either the Apple App store or Google Playstore or directly at: Android: Apple: Continue Reading

Housing to 2040 Route Map

The Housing to 2040 Route Map has been published today after extensive consultation, and is Scotland’s first long-term national housing strategy. It sets a vision for what housing should look like and how it will be provided to the people of Scotland, regardless of where you live and what point in your life you are… Continue Reading

Utilita ‘Community Fund’ Powers Borders Community Food Hub

Eildon Group is delighted to hear that it has been successful in its application for funds from the ‘Community Fund’ from Utilita – a leading smart Pay as You Go Energy provider – to support ongoing work at its Borders Community Food Hub. At the start of the pandemic in 2020, the Eildon Group with… Continue Reading

Winter Connect 2020 / 2021 now available

Our latest edition of Connect is now available through the following link: Winter Connect 2020 / 2021 We hope this information is useful to you and keeps you updated on our services. There are lots of links in this edition for help and support if you need it and our contact information to speak us… Continue Reading

Eildon receives double funds from the Peeblesshire Charitable Trust

Eildon was delighted to hear that they had been successful in securing two lots of funding from the Peeblesshire Charitable Trust – worth £1500 each. The funds will give extra support to tenants living at two local developments:  Riverside House and Dovecot Court. Teresa Dunlop, Co-ordinator at Riverside House confirmed they had made an application… Continue Reading

Borders Community Food Hub shortlisted for National Award

When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold back in April 2020, Eildon Housing Association got together with the homelessness charity Cyrenians (who are the Fareshare partner for Central and South East Scotland) with support from Scottish Borders Council to collectively distribute much needed food supplies to foodbanks and community groups in the Scottish Borders.     Our Chief Executive Nile Istephan explained, ‘Working… Continue Reading

Donald Macdonald OBE, 1928-2021

We are very sad to learn that former Eildon Board Member, Donald Macdonald OBE has passed away peacefully at his home in Melrose.  Donald was a board member with Eildon Housing Association from 1988 – 2001.  Donald is remembered for his services to social work.  He was instrumental in introducing sheltered housing to the Scottish Borders at a time when this was a progressive and innovative… Continue Reading

Seasons Greetings from all at Eildon

This year has been a difficult one for everyone. To end it with a bit of Christmas cheer we have two hampers up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning, please email: and let us know what is placed under the Christmas tree. You’ll find the answer in the video below.… Continue Reading

More quality new homes for the Scottish Borders

Eildon Housing Association and Hart Builders are really pleased that work has now started on site at Coopersknowe in Galashiels. The new development will create 69 high quality affordable new homes for people in the Borders who desperately need them. There will be a mixture of bungalows, 2/3 bedroom homes/maisonettes and flats catering for a wide cross section of our community. As… Continue Reading

Autumn Connect 2020 now available

Our latest edition of Connect is now available through the following link: Autumn Connect What a year it’s been. Keeping connected with friends and family has been so important and we have a fantastic opportunity for you to get free devices and data if you’re eligible. Don’t miss out as there are 100 devices up… Continue Reading

Connecting Scotland – 100 Free Devices with Free Data to give away

We have just heard that we have been awarded a fantastic 100 FREE devices – 50 iPads and 50 Chromebooks – linked to our application to the Scottish Government’s Connecting Scotland initiative.  We are now looking for Eildon families who qualify. Find out if you are eligible by filling in the online form or call… Continue Reading

Tribute to Drew Tulley

It is with great sadness that Eildon Housing Association has learnt of the death of Drew Tulley. Drew, in his role at the Scottish Borders Council, was instrumental in the creation of Eildon Housing Association and the subsequent inward investment that brought into the area. While never actually on the Board of the Association, Drew… Continue Reading

Introducing Eildon’s New Director of Property Assets

The Eildon Group has announced the appointment of Neil Wilson-Prior as its new Director of Property Assets. Neil, who was formerly Better Neighbourhoods Programme Manager at Tower Hamlets Homes in London has made the move north to the Scottish Borders along with his family, to take up this exciting new post. He brings with him… Continue Reading

Double Finalist in the Scottish Home Awards Home 2020

We are delighted to be ‘virtually’ shortlisted for the prestigious 2020 Scottish Home Awards which this year, parting from tradition, is going to be held remotely. The two categories we are up for are: Housing Association of the Year Affordable Housing Development of the Year (Small, Social Rent) – Station Court, Peebles We were all… Continue Reading

Allocations Policy Consultation Report

We have revised our Allocation Policy following extensive consultation with our customers and other stakeholders. We’ve made a number of significant changes to the policy, mainly to meet legislative and regulatory requirements, but also to improve our service. These changes include: A new Platinum Priority Group for applicants in greatest housing need – these applicants… Continue Reading

Do you fancy winning £100 or £50 of High Street vouchers?

During October, Research Resource – who are external researchers – will be randomly phoning a percentage of our tenants for your opinion on our services. This is your chance to have your say. Your feedback really will help us by identifying what you think we do well and where we could do better. We also… Continue Reading

Eildon Welcomes Three New Board Members at AGM

Eildon topped another great year by welcoming three excellent new Board Members on to its Board of Management. For the first time in the organisation’s history, its 47th AGM was held virtually. Chairman, Dave Alexander, highlighted the key achievements for 2019-20 including: the significant expansion of Eildon’s new build programme in spite of the current… Continue Reading

Working Together for a Better Borders

Working Together for a Better Borders The four registered social landlords operating in the Scottish Borders (also known as the Borders Housing Network)  got together to support #ScottishHousingDay and have produced this short animated video.   The Borders Housing Network is a unique partnership : Berwickshire Housing Association, Eildon Housing Association, Scottish Borders Housing Association and… Continue Reading

The value of affordable housing – Mr and Mrs Harvey, St. Boswells

This year we’re talking about the value of social housing. We all know a safe, secure, warm, good quality, affordable home is vital to wellbeing. The current COVID pandemic has more than ever made it clear how important social housing is. Gemma & Steven Harvey and their family are one of the first families to… Continue Reading

Summer Connect 2020 now available

Our latest edition of Connect is now available through the following link: Summer Connect Due to the continuing lockdown situation, we have produced a digital edition of our Summer Connect Newsletter to make sure you have all the information you need online rather than our usual postal version. Thankfully we are starting to see some… Continue Reading

Essential System Upgrade

Please note that we will be carrying out essential maintenance on our computer system all day on Friday 7 August. This means we won’t be able to take payments or process any repairs that are not an emergency. You can still email us at or get in touch through our website here: If you… Continue Reading

Community Garden at Mill Court, Stow

Housing Officer Susan Turner has shared some great photos of the new community Garden at Mill Court, Stow. She explained, ‘A wee while back Eildon donated £1000 towards this project to transform what was an overgrown piece of land opposite Mill Court in Stow into a community garden.’ ‘Thanks to the hard work and dedication… Continue Reading

Myra Turnbull MBE, 1931-2020

Eildon Housing Association are sad to learn of the passing of Myra Turnbull MBE. Myra served with distinction on the Board of the Association for nearly a quarter of century. This volunteering effort underlined her commitment to public service to her community, for which she was awarded the MBE in 1996. Myra was a passionate… Continue Reading

Dovecot Wild Flower Garden

A great big thanks to the Peebles Gutterbluids Society for all their hard work tidying up the lovely wild garden area next to Dovecot Court – including the installation of two new benches. Eildon was delighted to donate £100 to the Gutterbluids Society in appreciation of this work and the volunteering they do around the… Continue Reading

The Boys are Back!

Our Home Improvement Team (HIT squad) boys are back. As from Monday 13 July they will be on site upgrading bathrooms at Tulley Court, Galashiels. They will be working safely observing all Scottish Government Covid-19 guidance as per the attached checklist. Keep an eye on our website and social media for any future updates. Continue Reading

Your feedback matters to us

Throughout July, Research Resource who are external researchers, will be randomly phoning round a small percentage of our tenants. Research Resource have been appointed this year and replace BMG our previous external researchers. The questions they will be asking are to help understand how you feel about us and our services and if we have… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Latest Updates

To find latest updates on COVID-19 please see below: Eildon’s latest covid updates – issued 7 January 2021 Helping your Community: To find out more about helping within your community including; helping neighbours, volunteering, additional support and advice for community groups visit Ready Scotland. British Red Cross Resilience Calendar: Scottish Borders – Find information on your… Continue Reading

Communal stair cleaning restarting Monday 15 June

As restrictions are slowing being lifted, we are now pleased to be able to start our communal stair cleaning across all our properties from Monday 15 June.  Our contractors will be carrying out the work whilst following the current self-distancing guidelines. You can view when they will be coming to your stair here. On the… Continue Reading

EU Settlement Scheme

Do you need help with the EU Settlement Scheme? The Citizens Rights Project will be delivering live sessions through their Facebook page (Citizens Rights Project – Scotland) to help you: 13th May, 17:30 – 19:00 in Polish:  19th May, 17:30 – 19:00 in Romanian: 26th May, 17:30 – 19:00 in Greek:  2nd June, 17:30 – 19:00… Continue Reading

Community Food Distribution Hub open now in Galashiels

As part of the wider community efforts to support people who may be struggling at this time, Eildon Housing Association and Scottish Borders Council have linked up with the homelessness charity Cyrenians (who act as the FareShare franchise for Central and South East Scotland) to collectively help get more much needed food down to the Foodbanks/FareShare partners in the Scottish Borders. The new distribution… Continue Reading


SERVICES What is happening with stair cleaning? At this time our routine stair cleaning service has been suspended pending further guidance from the government on essential work during the corona virus lockdown. However, the contractor will respond to our requests to address specific issues that are reported within stairs as they arise. The intention is… Continue Reading

Important Gas Safety Checks Information During COVID-19

  One of our key priorities is to make sure your home is safe and we have a statutory obligation to service any gas appliances on an annual basis, where it is safe to do so. We will continue to work with our specialist contractors Dalex to make sure any gas services which are due… Continue Reading

Universal Credit phone calls from the Department of Work and Pensions

If you are contacted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) the number may appear as an 0800 number, ‘private’ or ‘number withheld’. DWP are working around the clock to cope with the unprecedented volume of new applications for Universal Credit. You should maintain contact with them via your online journal and if they do need to… Continue Reading

Spring Connect 2020 now available

Our latest edition of Connect is now available through the following link: Spring Connect 2020 This edition of Connect was largely completed prior to the Covid-19 issues escalating to the current position. We have taken the decision to issue a shortened Connect this time and to only publish this through social media and our website.… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Update – Emergency Repairs

In line with Government guidance on reducing social contact, we will be operating an emergency repairs service only. All non-emergency repairs will be dealt with when the Government advises us that it is safe to do so. The list of emergency repairs is below and follows key emergencies outlined in the Right to Repair legislation.… Continue Reading

Finalist in the Scottish Home Awards 2020

We’ve just heard we’ve been shortlisted as a finalist in the Scottish Home Awards 2020 in the following categories: Housing Association of the year Affordable Housing Development of the Year (Small, Social Rent) – Station Court, Peebles We are really pleased and can’t wait to hear the outcome in June when the winners are announced. Continue Reading

Eildon update on COVID-19

Please see attached our latest information leaflet as of 13 March 2020 in relation to COVID-19. We keep an eye out for further updates. Information Leaflet – COVID-19 Continue Reading

Cheaper fuel bills for Eildon tenants

Our newly finished homes at Springfield Place in St Boswells are that well insulated due to their Passivhaus design, they will generally need 90% less energy for heating and hot water than standard buildings. This is excellent news for new tenants moving in. More people are set to benefit from the savings as well, as… Continue Reading

Another step closer to affordable green homes in the Borders

Similar House –  Passivhaus development at Springfield Terrace, St Boswells Fantastic news this week as we are another step closer to delivering more green homes in the Borders. The first of three Passivhaus homes at Springfield Place in St Boswells will complete in March and a further ten-home development at Westruther has secured planning. This… Continue Reading

Winter 2019/20 Newsletter now available

Look out for the latest edition of the Connect newsletter coming your way either by email, through your door or by clicking this link – Winter Connect 2019/20. We have lots of exciting news to report including the introduction of our new Home Improvement Team who will be replacing kitchens, bathrooms and heating systems in… Continue Reading

Borders College and Eildon HA commit to future joint working partnership

Two of the Borders’ leading organisations Borders College and Eildon Housing Association recognise they share a similar objective in that they are working for the greater good of the Borders’ population and communities. Both organisations appreciate there is a benefit of working in partnership due to their   many areas of shared interest such as: Workforce… Continue Reading

A Life-Changing Move

We met up with Faye who with her husband Brian and family recently moved into one of our new fully wheelchair accessible bungalows at Somerville Way, Jedburgh. Faye explained that moving into this new home has been a godsend for the whole family as one of her sons, Kerr, has special and complex needs. Faye… Continue Reading

New Year, New Homes for Peebles

We are delighted to have obtained planning permission for revised proposals for Tweedbridge Court in Peebles. These plans have been developed with comments and feedback from the local community, and the final design of 22 new homes provides much needed high quality affordable housing for the Borders. We will be looking at more sustainable building… Continue Reading

Have your say on our rent increase proposal for 2020/21

Eildon is hard at work pulling together its budget for the financial year 2020/21 and we need to hear our customers’ views on our rent increase proposal before we can make a decision. If you’re an Eildon customer, please take a few minutes to read the below information and then fill out the survey. If… Continue Reading

Eildon staff lend a helping hand at Radio Borders Mission Christmas

Eildon staff member Ainsley Casson was delighted to represent her colleagues this morning by handing over gifts collected by Eildon staff to Dizzy White of Radio Borders Mission Christmas. 12 staff members recently gave a helping hand with this amazing campaign, by donating a half day each volunteering at the Tweedbank depot as part of… Continue Reading

copyright © 2022 Eildon Group
website cbd