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Scottish Govt gives £25m to council housing

Scottish local authorities are being invited to apply for a share of £25 million to help kickstart a new generation of council housebuilding.

The funding is aimed at encouraging councils to use their prudential borrowing capacity or other resources to build new homes.

Minister for communities and sport Stewart Maxwell said: "Local authorities now have the opportunity to apply for funding that will help them reverse decades of decline in Council house building.

"Taking decisive action on housing and encouraging development are key themes of our economic recovery plan."

It is intended to agree funding allocations this financial year and the money will be made available once the houses are completed.