House prices in Scotland – latest

HOUSE prices in Scotland increased by an average 14.6 per cent during the 12 months to July this year, according to figures released by the Scottish Government agency, Registers of Scotland.

Said Registers of Scotland, yesterday, the 14.6 per cent increase is higher than the 11.8 per cent increase in house prices during the 12 months up to June last year (2020).

It adds (here): “On a non-seasonally adjusted basis average house prices in Scotland increased by two per cent between June and July 2021, compared with a decrease of 0.5 per cent during the same period a year earlier (June and July 2020). On a seasonally adjusted basis, average house prices in Scotland have increased by 1.2 per cent between June and July 2021.”

It also says (here): “The UK average house price was £255,535, which was an increase of eight per cent on July 2020 and a decrease of 3.7 per cent on the previous month.

“The volume of residential sales in Scotland in May 2021 was 8,379, an increase of 171.6 per cent on the original provisional estimate for May 2020.

“This compares with increases of 2.3 per cent in England, 13.7 per cent in Wales, and 41.8 per cent in Northern Ireland (Quarter 1 – 2021 compared with the same quarter in the previous year).”

The house prices were as follows:

Local authority – July 2021 – July 2020 – Percentage difference

Aberdeenshire – £193,078 – £176,721 – 9.3 per cent

Angus – £157,026 – £147,396 – 6.5 per cent

Argyll and Bute – £164,361 – £138,538 – 18.6 per cent

City of Aberdeen – £148,431 – £140,454 – 5.7 per cent

City of Dundee – £143,374 – £125,473 – 14.3 per cent

City of Edinburgh – £309,227 – £285,179 – 8.4 per cent

City of Glasgow – £158,450 – £138,686 – 14.3 per cent

Clackmannanshire – £152,775 – £134,624 – 13.5 per cent

Dumfries and Galloway – £145,315 – £126,253 – 15.1 per cent

East Ayrshire – £109,985 – £98,520 – 11.6 per cent

East Dunbartonshire – £235,970 – £209,234 – 12.8 per cent

East Lothian – £271,067 – £239,136 – 13.4 per cent

East Renfrewshire – £259,350 – £222,624 – 16.5 per cent

Falkirk – £146,233 – £129,313 – 13.1 per cent

Fife – £157,389 – £135,910 – 15.8 per cent

Highland – £182,487 – £168,895 – eight per cent

Inverclyde – £119,168 – £92,393 – 29.0 per cent

Midlothian – £210,931 – £191,337 – 10.2 per cent

Moray – £167,503 – £150,238 – 11.5 per cent

Na h-Eileanan Siar – £132,235 – £121,152 – 9.1 per cent

North Ayrshire – £114,786 – £108,262 – six per cent

North Lanarkshire – £127,823 – £110,640 – 15.5 per cent

Orkney Islands – £183,297 – £133,646 – 37.2 per cent

Perth and Kinross – £218,957 – £196,829 – 11.2 per cent

Renfrewshire – £143,784 – £121,565 – 18.3 per cent

Scottish Borders – £181,783 – £149,655 – 21.5 per cent

Shetland Islands – £180,896 – £127,617 – 41.7 per cent

South Ayrshire – £158,774 – £140,563 – 13.0 per cent

South Lanarkshire – £147,653 – £131,138 – 12.6 per cent

Stirling – £218,602 – £208,410 – 4.9 per cent

West Dunbartonshire – £125,311 – £115,175 – 8.8 per cent

West Lothian – £187,122 – £166,181 – 12.6 per cent

Scotland – £177,166 – £154,582 – 14.6 per cent

Pictured: Newhaven, Edinburgh, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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