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What are Scotland's most and least affordable cities?

The average house price in Scottish cities has increased by 3.7 per cent in a year, from 2017’s figure of £190,250 to £197,308 in 2018, according to recent research.

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Rise in Glasgow drug deaths linked to 'street Valium'

Drugs that have been illegally made and sold as Valium are being closely linked to an ‘unprecedented’ number of fatal overdoses in Glasgow, according to the city’s NHS addiction services.

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Scotland's average house prices rise 6%

In the 12 months to November 2018, house prices in Scotland rose by 6%, with the average cost of a home hitting a new peak average of £186,142, according to data from Your Move index.

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Scotland cities have UK's best and worst annual rental growth

According to buy-to-let lender Landbay, the UK’s annual rental growth is highest in Edinburgh, with the average rent at £1,073, an increase of 4.63% in 2018. Landbay’s national review confirmed that Nottingham closely followed Scotland’s capital with rent rising by 4.62% (£688) in the past year.

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1,600 Homes Approved for Development in Leith

Edinburgh City Council has approved housing development firm, Forth Ports' plans for a huge 1,600 home development at Western Harbour in Leith after revisions were made to their original design framework.

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Scottish Government publishes results from consultation on Gender Recognition Act

Between November 2017 and March 2018, the Scottish Government received views from the public on the Gender Recognition Act (2004), to which it is considering several reforms. Now, the results from this lengthy consultation process have been published online.

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Homicide cases decrease by 5%

According to Scotland’s Chief Statistician, the number of homicides committed in Scotland decreased from 5% in the year 2017-18 when compared to the same period in 2016-17. 59 murders were committed in the country in 2017-18, which is a significant decrease from 62 the previous year.

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Scottish Government promises £7bn building investment

In her 2018/19 Programme for Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has promised £7,000,000,000 worth of investment into new building projects throughout the country.

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Scottish Government opens Consultation on Civil Partnerships for Heterosexual Couples

In September 2018, the UK Supreme Court issued a landmark judgement in family law; that the UK government’s current restrictions on civil partnerships contravene human rights law, and that civil partnerships should be made available to heterosexual couples.

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Scottish Property Federation Report Demonstrates Big Changes in Commercial Markets

In August, the Scottish Property Federation published its second quarterly report for 2018. The report bears a mixture of good and bad news for commercial property buyers and sellers.

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