Scotland's house price winners and losers

Published 7th of September, 2022



The latest data from the Register of Scotland suggests that the average house price in Scotland is £222,894.

House prices in Scotland increased on average by 4.3% or £9,150 in July 2022

Over the last 12 months, average house prices in Scotland increased by 9.3% or £19,040.

The average house price chart below shows a picture as craggy as the Cairngorms with many peaks and troughs. However, the thrust of house prices in Scotland is up and not down.

Scotlands house price league table

We show in the chart below the average house price across Scotland by local authority.

The local authority with the most expensive average house price is East Renfrewshire where average house prices are £332,000

In second place is the City of Edinburgh where average house prices are currently £316,150, and in third place is East Dunbartonshire where average house prices are £310,000

At the lower end of Scotland's house price table is Inverclyde with average house prices of £130,000, followed by Na h-Eileanan Siar where average house prices are £143,000, and West Dunbartonshire where average house prices are £148,000.

Graph chart Scotland's latest house prices ranked by local authority twindig anthony codling


Scottish house price winners this month

The biggest house price winners in Scotland this month in relative (%) terms were:

Inverclyde, where house prices rose by 22.8%

East Ayrshire with house prices up 20.4%, and 

Aberdeen City where house prices rose by 13.6%


Turning to the absolute monetary house price winners, the podium comprised

East Ayrshire: with house prices up £29,315

Aberdeen City: house prices up £25,460, and        

Midlothian: house prices up £24,500


We note that small housing transaction volumes may have skewed the average house price movements 

Scottish house price losers this month

At the bottom of the Scottish house price table, this month were

Argyll and Bute where house prices fell by 7.5%

Aberdeenshire where house prices fell by 4.0%, and

Dundee City where house prices fell by 3.9%


Turning to the monetary losers the biggest average house price falls in Scotland were seen in:

Argyll and Bute, where house prices lost £17,100

Aberdeenshire with house prices down £9,500, and

East Lothian where average house prices fell by £8,000.

We show in the chart below the percentage change in house prices this month for each local authority across Scotland.


graph chart showing house price moves in scotland for each local authority twindig anthony codling


We show in the chart below the absolute (£ sterling) changes to house prices this month across each local authority in Scotland.

Graph chart showing the absolute house price changes last month across every local authority in Scotland twindig anthony codling

House prices in Scotland over the last year

The patterns of house price movements over the last year in Scotland differ significantly from the changes over the last month.

Scotlands biggest house price winners over the last year in relative terms are:

East Ayrshire where house prices have increased by 32.6%

Stirling where house prices are up 23.9%, and

East Renfrewshire where house prices have increased by 23.3%

Biggest absolute house price gains in Scotland

Over the last year the biggest absolute house price increases have been seen in:

East Renfrewshire, which has seen house prices rise by £62,700

Stirling, where house prices have increased by £47,600, and

East Dunbartonshire where average house prices are now £46,300 higher than they were one year ago.


The Scottish house price losers over the last year

Unfortunately, not all areas of Scotland have seen house prices rise over the last year.

Biggest house price falls in Scotland in percentage terms

The areas of Scotland which have witnessed the biggest relative house price falls are:

Inverclyde where house prices fell by 6.4%

Clackmannanshire where house prices fell by 5.3% and

Fife where house prices were down 1.0%




Biggest absolute house price losers in Scotland

The biggest absolute house price falls in Scotland over the last year match the podium for the biggest relative house price falls:

Clackmannanshire where house prices have fallen by £10,200

Inverclyde with house prices down £8,900 and 

Fife where house prices have fallen, on average, by £1,800

We show in the chart below the relative (percentage) change in average house prices across all Scotland's local authorities over the last year:

Graph chart showing percentage annual house price change in each Scottish local authority twindig anthony codling

We show in the chart below the absolute (£ sterling) changes in house prices across each of Scotland's local authorities over the last year

Graph chart showing the absolute (£ sterling) changes in house prices across each of Scotland's local authorities over the last year twindig anthony codling

Anthony Codling
CEO, Twindig

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