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‘Bombproof’ home for sale in Aberdeenshire for £350k

The UK’s toughest home - designed to withstand the blast from a 2,000lb bomb - has gone on sale for £350,000.

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The tax has been described as 'ill-suited' and 'poor'.

Experts say Scottish Government’s property tax is ‘flawed’

Experts commissioned by the Scottish Government have blasted its stamp duty replacement scheme, describing the modelling as “ill-suited” and “poor.”

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Philip and Alexandra Church with their children Beatrice  and Magnus and labrador Lotta

Top floor gets top marks in the New Town

Buying a top-floor duplex when you have two small children might seem like an unusual choice. But for Philip and Alexandra Church, their Dublin Street home in Edinburgh’s New Town was exactly what they were looking for three years ago.

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Some properties are in need of rennovation. Picture: Zoopla

The cheapest homes on the market in Scotland right now

15 Scottish homes for less that £40,000, and the cheapest is £9,000

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Commercial property: Holiday parks set to benefit

Commercial property: Holiday parks set to benefit

There is no doubt that Brexit has created a degree of uncertainty in the UK commercial property market, but there is one area that seems almost uniquely placed to capitalise on the after-effects of the vote to leave the European Union.

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Leith Walk Surgery is expanding to accommodate the rising number of residents

Spotlight on Leith as a base for business

Over the past few years, Leith has been quietly reinventing itself as a vibrant part of Edinburgh. The resurgence of quality bars and restaurants, and an influx of new residents and businesses choosing to base themselves in the area culminated in Leith being named the second “hippest” place in Europe by TravelSupermarket earlier this year.

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The elevated position of Pitilie View

Four new homes with a grand view of Aberfeldy

Just four homes are being built at Pitilie View, just outside Aberfeldy, on a site which must be one of the most beautiful locations in Highland Perthshire.

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Lorimers in North Berwick is set around a courtyard

Perfect space to entertain in North Berwick

Lorimers, on Fidra Road, North Berwick is a coach house conversion which has been remodelled to make the most of its south-facing private courtyard setting.

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The Tulchan Estate in the Highlands has been sold. Picture: Savills

Scotland’s most expensive sporting estate sold to billionaire

A Highland sporting estate has been bought by a Russian vodka billionaire in one of the most expensive deals in the Scottish property market.

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A rarely available property on Heriot Row, which has only had a handful owners in its 210-year history, has been brought to market.
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A-list property with ‘handful of owners in 210 years’ up for sale

PROPERTY high-flyers are battling to lay their hands on the rare opportunity to transform a Georgian house on one of the Capital’s most prestigious streets into a modern New Town home.

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The pretty landscaped gardens enhances 1, The Steadings, near Jedburgh

For a perfect getaway, make for the Borders

Steading conversions can offer the chance to dip into a country life without going the whole hog. The best have beautiful rural locations, characterful older buildings with contemporary interiors and they mostly come without the isolation of a detached cottage.

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The refurbished private roof space at 58 Waterloo Street

Commercial property: offices with added extras

Attracting the best possible workforce is something every company is interested in and the quality of an office building contributes greatly.

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Pitcairlie House in Newburgh, Fife, dates from the early 16th century. Picture: Savills.

Fife castle of 17th century Scots general for sale

The birthplace of a Scottish general who fought on both sides of the English Civil War is on the market for offers over £2.2 million.

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Kirna House near Walkerburn

A Borders gem with a dash of gothic romance

As the driveway to Kirna House near Walkerburn rises and turns to allow you the first view of the house, it would be difficult not to be impressed.

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Knockhall Castle

Medieval Scots castle on the market - for just £150,000

A HISTORIC castle once vistited by King James VI and sitting near to US president Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf course has gone on the market - for £150,000.

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David and Judith Cruickshank with sons Ben and Archie

Space for all the family in Edinburgh’s West End

Flexibility of accommodation is a feature that a lot of families are looking for in a home, but you don’t often get it in a traditional city townhouse.

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Tigh Na Sith comes complete with its own 125 feet footbridge (Photo: CKD Galbraith)

6 dream properties for sale in the Highlands and Islands

The rugged Highlands and Islands of Scotland offer staggering value for money and stunning scenery for anyone looking to find a secluded retreat.

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Commercial property: public projects produce stunning results

Commercial property: public projects produce stunning results

Creating a space for use by the public can be one of the more challenging commissions for an architect. Reconciling style and function is key. Take a visitor centre where large numbers of people will pass through. The visitors will require a full range of amenities all fully accessible. The attraction will want opportunities for commercial activity and there will need to be mechanisms for managing the flow of large numbers of people.

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Lymphoy House is said to be haunted by the ghost of a 'gliding white lady'. Picture: Savills.

‘Haunted’ 16th century house in Currie on market for £1.25m

A 16TH CENTURY estate visited by Kings and Queens and said to be haunted by a gliding white lady and trapped bagpiper is on the market for £1.25m.

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Top commercial projects honoured at awards

Top commercial projects honoured at awards

First-time entrant HFD Group, which has over 20 years’ experience operating in Scotland’s commercial property sector, walked away with the top prize at the fourth annual Scottish Property Awards, held at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on Thursday.

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