Scottish seaside towns 'best performers' in the UK

Dunbar and north Berwick offer the best quality of life of Scottish seaside towns, a recent study by the HBOS group has stated, while the best value for money was to be found in Montrose, Dunoon and Kirkcaldy.

Over the past three years, the seaside town with the biggest house price increase was Eyemouth, where prices increased by 82 per cent to an average of £155,278. Second was Stranraer and third place went to Girvan, displaying rises of 74 and 73 per cent respectively.

Of the ten largest increases in seaside town house prices over the last three years, the top nine were all located in Scotland.

More than three quarters of seaside towns in Scotland experienced an increase of ten per cent in their average house price in the last year. Scottish properties also made up 60 per cent of the biggest house price rises in the UK over the past year.

The HBOS group is the largest mortgage and savings provider in the UK according to its website, its brands include the Halifax and Bank of Scotland.