Scotland locations among "best performing" UK cities

A number of Scottish cities have ranked among the UK locations with the biggest house price increases over the past five years.

New research by HBOS has indicated that Dundee and Aberdeen have seen some of the largest house price increases in Britain over the five-year period, rising by 130 and 125 per cent respectively.

Increases were also seen in Glasgow (102 per cent) and Edinburgh (81 per cent).

Martin Ellis, chief economist at Halifax Estate Agents, said: "House prices in cities tend to be higher than the average price in their region. The attraction of shopping and leisure facilities, as well as a short commute for workers, means that there will always be demand to live in cities."

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The latest quarterly regional house price report from Nationwide indicates that the average house price in Scotland currently stands at £152,479.