Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed new figures that show 187 new build affordable homes were completed in the Western Isles last year.

The latest statistics from the Scottish Government show that over 9,300 affordable homes were delivered in 2019 across the country, an increase of more than 25% since 2016.

£25 million was allocated by the Scottish Government for affordable housing in the Western Isles between 2018 and 2021 – the highest per capita for any council area in Scotland.

Welcoming the news, Alasdair Allan MSP said:

“In just the last year alone we have seen 187 new homes completed in the Western Isles, 146 which are for social rent.

“I am delighted that the SNP government is committed to delivering affordable homes and to helping first-time buyers get on the property ladder by lending them a chunk of their deposit.

“The Western Isles has a pressing need for more affordable housing and it is good to see work happening to achieve this.”

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