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Me, my scared self and I: The lessons I learned from my fear of heights

Why would someone with a serious fear of heights attempt two of the world’s scariest challenges? For entrepreneur Graeme Carling, tackling both wasn’t so much a test of his mettle as a chance for some serious navel-gazing. I’ve been afraid of heights since I was eight years old. I can’t pinpoint why or how it […]

Why ‘rent’ shouldn’t be a four-letter word

A recent report claiming millennials are facing a lifetime of renting should have been welcome news for property developer and private landlord Graeme Carling. But he has concerns. Being a business investor, property developer and private landlord, I should have welcomed the recent report that millennials will rent property all their lives. According to the […]

Case Study: Chance Inn Development- Inverkeilor, Angus

A new affordable housing development has opened in the Angus village of Inverkeilor and is already attracting interest from prospective tenants. The impressive conversion of the former Chance Inn includes six apartments, a communal courtyard and parking. Developer Carling Property Group said there was already “a strong amount of interest” locally in what will be […]

Scotland’s largest independent private landlord speaks out on ‘cradle-to-grave’ renting

Scotland’s largest independent residential landlord has spoken out on one of the property sector’s hottest topics – so-called ‘cradle-to-grave’ renting. In an article in today’s Herald newspaper, Graeme Carling, co-founder of Carling Property Group, slams the negative way in which renting is perceived by members of the public and the media. “In everything from casual […]

Case Study: St. Stephens Development- Blairgowrie, Scotland

Carling Property Group makes history with conversion of primary school into affordable apartments When Carling Property Group embarked on a project to transform an old primary school in Blairgowrie into private apartments, little did it know it would be making history. The affordable housing project converted the former St. Stephen’s RC Primary School into seven […]

Carling Property Group receives award shortlisting for “outstanding” project

Property and investment firm Carling Property Group has been shortlisted in the prestigious Shelter Scotland Howden’s Champion of the Year Awards for a project which converted a former Perthshire school house into affordable housing. Carling, which has made it a mission to fill the gap in affordable accommodation in Scotland, joins a record number of nominations […]

Carling Property Group welcomes first residents to St. Stephen’s new apartments

Eight new residents have received the keys to their new apartments in a former old school house in Blairgowrie. Carling Property Group’s latest affordable housing project is a set of seven one-bedroom properties and one studio apartment occupying the former St. Stephen’s RC Primary School. The Blairgowrie apartments, with rents starting at £250 a month, are […]

Carling Property Group makes history with affordable housing partnership with Scottish Government

Property and investment firm Carling Property Group has made history as the first private property developer to receive affordable housing support from the Scottish Government. Carling Property Group (CPG), whose mission is to fill the gap in affordable accommodation in Scotland, qualified for a substantial six figure sum from the Scottish Government’s Rural and Islands […]