Housing (Empty Properties)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 14 March 2024.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Kenneth Gibson Kenneth Gibson Scottish National Party

In much of rural and island Scotland, derelict and empty properties litter the landscape. Does the minister agree that bringing such properties back into habitation is both vital to reinvigorate communities and, in most instances, considerably less expensive than new-build housing? What progress has been made over the past year and will be made in the next year to deliver on that objective?