Empty homes being brought back into productive use

MORE than 9,000 empty homes in Scotland have been brought back into productive use, during the last 13 years, but an estimated 43,000 remain.

The figures are part of the latest update from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership – funded by the Scottish Government and hosted by the housing and homelessness charity, Shelter Scotland – which was launched in 2010.

Says a media announcement, here: “In its latest impact report, the SEHP reported that empty homes officers supported owners to bring 1,257 long-term empty homes back into use in 2022-23. This is the second0-highest annual total recorded by the SEHP, and means that, on average, 1,160 homes have been brought back into use each year since 2018.”

Pictured: A restored property in Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway, Picture credit: Scottish Empty Homes Partnership

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