Case Studies

The following case studies demonstrate innovative inclusive design and best practice in Scotland. New case studies will be added on a regular basis. Please contact us if you would like to share and promote your own case study.

The Homelands Trust Fife – Accessible Lodges

The Homelands Trust-Fife commissioned 4 purpose-built, accessible, self-catering holiday lodges, which are designed and equipped to meet the needs of disabled people with a variety of conditions. Continue Reading about The Homelands Trust – Accessible Lodges

Grace’s Sign

First ‘Grace’s Sign’ Installed in East Lothian Monday 21 March 2016, marked a milestone in the campaign driven by 10 year old Grace Warnock from Prestonpans, to raise awareness about the use of accessible toilets by individuals with ‘invisible disabilities’ Continue Reading about Grace’s Sign

The Rings

The Rings is a fully accessible holiday cottage that is set in 90 acres of peaceful Fife countryside. The cottage is the brainchild of farm owners Moira and David Henderson. The couple embarked on a journey to create unique and much needed accessible accommodation, enabling holidays for all. Continue reading about The Rings 

The Ramp House

The Ramp House is a two storey wheelchair accessible family home that is based around an unfolding 28 meter long ramp. Architects Ian and Thea McMillan designed a ‘self build’ family home to be inclusive for a young wheelchair user; their daughter Greta.  Continue reading about The Ramp House 

East Ayrshire Accessible Housing

The following case study is an example of accessible council housing that is available in East Ayrshire. It is extremely important that local authorities, housing associations, and housing cooperatives across Scotland are aware of the need for accessible housing. Continue reading about the East Ayrshire Accessible Housing

Edinburgh Street Audit

The Living Streets Edinburgh group organised a ‘street audit’ in Tollcross.  The aim of the initiative was to help the local community identify improvements to local streets in a systematic way and campaign for improvements. Continue reading about the Tollcross Edinburgh Street Audit 

BT Murrayfield Stadium Changing Places Toilet

BT Murrayfield welcomed the official opening of Scotland’s 100th Changing Places toilet. A CP toilet is larger than a standard accessible toilet and includes a height-adjustable changing bench, a hoist, and enough room for a wheelchair, its user and two carers.  Lois Speed, mum to Kelsey and Kein – 15 year old twins with muscular dystrophy explains the importance of the Changing Places campaign.  Continue reading about the BT Murrayfield, CP Toilet