About Us

Exterial Langstane Building Aberdeen Office

Our aim is to provide quality housing which promotes social inclusion and generates sustainable communities.

Langstane Housing Association is a Registered Social Landlord and a charity. We were founded in 1977 to provide homes and services for single people who had limited opportunities to secure affordable rented homes in the private sector.

Over 40 years later we are meeting that need and more. Our stock is growing and changing to provide good quality family homes at reasonable cost.

We manage over 2,879 properties throughout Aberdeen city, Aberdeenshire and Moray, providing affordable rented accommodation to single people, couples and families.

Our Head Office is at 680 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 1SL. Our Elgin office is at 7 North Guildry Street, Elgin, IV30 1JR. The Elgin Team delivers our services to tenants and applicants in Moray and North Aberdeenshire.


Our founding mission in 1977 was specifically to provide homes for single homeless people as there was nothing in place at that time to assist single people into social housing. It is as relevant today as it was over forty years ago.

We were founded!

  • Langstane Housing Association, a registered Scottish charity was founded;
  • Only 2 staff members;
  • 250 properties.


Women's refuge

We built the first purpose-built women's refuge in Aberdeen City.


In 1983 we were the fastest growing housing association in Scotland.

Chief Executive

We appointed the first Chief Executive, Michael Fitzpatrick


New scheme in Aberdeenshire

The first new scheme in Aberdeenshire was Polinar Place in Inverurie. Followed by Langstane Place in Elgin, and Langstane Lane in Keith.


Award winners

Completion of our award winning development at Kittybrewster Square.


Langstane is growing

  • Our second Chief Executive, Alan Grant, started.
  • Our Elgin area office opened


Welcome on board

The staff team grew to 49


Award winners

Excellence in Wider Action in Housing Award for 43 Union Street (from the Tayside, Grampian and Fife Forum of Housing Associations)


We built our office in the car park of our existing office, wishing to stay based in Seaton and maintain our links with this area of the city.

Office move

Moved to our new office building in King Street, Aberdeen.


Shared equity

We built our first shared equity units in Portlethen


Mid-market properties

We developed our first mid-market properties and set up Stockethill homes


Chief Executive

Our new and latest Chief Executive, Helen Gauld, started


Our tenant Ronnie Boyle, was runner up individual Tenant Champion of the Year

TPAS Award

TPAS Award - Tenant Participation Champions


We're on a roll

  • Launch of our new Customer Charter
  • We now have 78 staff members
  • 2814 properties


We're 40!

The Association celebrates its 40th year in October 2017.


The Caley Building project reached the finals in the ‘Best Regeneration Project’ category of the Herald Property Awards.

Caley Fisheries

Housing minister Kevin Stewart opened our new Caley Fisheries development at Harbour Street in Peterhead.


The friendly bench project is an initiative supported by ACVO in partnership with Aberdeen City Council which invites third sector organisations to claim and design a bench in the city to raise awareness of the support and services that they provide.

The friendly bench project

As part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) the students from St Machar Academy designed their project especially for Langstane Housing Association. You can find the bench in Seaton park!


Langstane Housing Support Service

2020 saw the creation of the Langstane Housing Support Service


Living Wage

Langstane Housing Association becomes accredited Living Wage employer


New website launch

We've launched our new website


New Chairperson appointed

Mike Martin was appointed Chairperson of Langstane Housing Association taking over from James Knowles who held the post since 2017.


Cloud migration of IT Infrastructure

All on-premise IT services have been successfully consolidated and migrated to Microsoft’s cloud based Azure platform.


HomeMaster goes live!

HomeMaster is an easy-to-use web-based housing and finance platform.


Langstane teams up with Switchee and Union Technical

Deliver a cutting-edge solution for insulating its challenging granite properties.


New online housing application goes live!

Making the process easier for current and prospective tenants to apply for a home with Langstane Housing Association.