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Design is ahead of the curve at Straiton

Travel to work is a major consideration when choosing where to live, with easy access and good public transport important.

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Dunclutha House, near Dunoon, has a panoramic view of Holy Loch

Argyll home has a peninsula point of view

Robert and Elizabeth Aldam attribute the purchase of their home, Dunclutha House in the village of Strone in Argyll, to serendipity. The couple, who were relocating from Devon 13 years ago, spotted it while on holiday on the Cowal Peninsula, but the property wasn’t for sale.

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Eve, 7 and Daniel, 5, have some fun at  a previous NSPCC event. Picture: Contributed

Gardening Scotland unveils NSPCC Scotland as charity partner

THE organisers of Gardening Scotland – the country’s national outdoor living show and garden festival – have announced NSPCC Scotland as its charity partner for this year’s event at Ingliston.

It is hoped the planned cut to air passenger duty will boost growth at Edinburgh Airport. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Commercial property: Edinburgh’s overseas buyers

While Edinburgh has always commanded special international attention, from its cultural and historical significance, to its reputation as a financial and professional services hotspot, the same has not always been true of the property investment market.

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The back of Orchard House, Bridge of Allan.

Bridge of Allan home that’s the pick of the crop

Whether to opt for the convenience and comfort of a modern home or the character and charm of an older one is a dilemma that faces every home buyer.

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A garden room from JML.

Garden rooms are the ultimate in home improvement

Imagine a daily commute to work which involved stepping out of your back door, wandering down the garden and popping in to the office.

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The kitchen of a Castlewellan housetype at Countesswells

Four showhomes open in Countesswells, Aberdeen

Stewart Milne Homes has unveiled not one but four showhomes to highlight the range of properties available at Regency Place, Countesswells on the western edge of Aberdeen.

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Fiona Morton is chair of the judges. Picture: John Young

Scottish Property Awards: final finalists announced

The judges have revealed who will be joining the other contenders for the highly-contested Scottish Property Awards.

Most homeowners in Scotland believe the value of their property has increased since they bought it. Picture: Robert Perry/TSPL

Homeowners in Scotland confident of rising property values

Most homeowners in Scotland believe the value of their property has risen since they bought it thanks to renovation work, a survey has found.

�Tigh Na Sith which translates as the House of Piece comes with its own island. Picture: CKD Galbraith

Remote Scottish cottage for sale - complete with private island

For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life this remote Hebridean cottage could be perfect.

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Carl Warden of Perthshire-based Bell Ingram says the effect  of LBTT ripples down the property ladder to first-time buyers.

Wealthy ‘shunning Scotland’ due to high property tax

Property experts have warned that the Scottish property tax is discouraging highly paid executives from moving to Scotland.

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Judy Murray has put Khyber House up for sale. Picture: Savills

Judy Murray’s Bridge of Allan mansion up for sale

The mother of Scotland’s two biggest tennis stars has placed her luxurious country home on the market.

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The back of the house and garden

Barnton beauty that is just the right fit

Constructing a new home in an established area of a city can create unique challenges. While some developers choose an ultra modern design to stand out among traditional neighbours, planners often insist that the architecture of a new property fits in with its neighbourhood.

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The converted church in Trinity, Edinburgh. PIC Contributed

Property: 180-year-old church flat in Edinburgh for sale

With its modern warm interiors and pretty character touches, home hunters looking for something a little special may find the answer to their prayers at this converted Edinburgh church.

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110 Queen Street, Glasgow, was a key office deal of 2016

Commercial property: Supply shortage hits Glasgow

The office market in Glasgow performed well in 2016 but the rise in deals being done could be reversed over the next few years because of a lack of supply, according to a report from Savills.

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VIEWS: Tigh Na Mara could be yours for �1.1 million

Coastal Clyde home with £1.1m price tag

IF you have always dreamed of a home with a sea view, you could do worse than base your search around the Clyde coast.

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The entrance of one of the newly converted townhouses in Drumsheugh Gardens

Banging the drum for Edinburgh’s West End

It seems that demand for quality city homes in Edinburgh has never been higher and one street in the West End in particular highlights the recent trend with no less than 11 of its townhouses being converted from offices back to residential use.

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An artists impression of the completed Edinburgh House

Capital moves for Aberdeen commercial developer

One of Aberdeen’s key commercial property players has been widening the geographical focus of its investment in recent years.

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The open plan kitchen and family room at 3, Smeaton Grove

Inveresk newbuild is a unique proposition

Buying a brand new home can offer many benefits but buying from a larger volume builder means sometimes you need to sacrifice originality.

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