Scots house prices treble since our last World Cup


House prices have nearly trebled since Scotland last took part in the World Cup in 1998, according to new research from Bank of Scotland.

The research shows average house prices across Scotland have risen from £63,559 in 1998 to £174,712 in 2018.

Inverness has seen the biggest house price increase of 259% or £137,420.

A house in Inverness in 1998 would have cost £53,118 on average, but prices have now reached £190,537.

When Craig Brown last took Scotland to the World Cup, Edinburgh was only the eighth most expensive place to buy a home in Scotland with an an average price tag of £77,257.

Edinburgh is now the second most expensive location to buy a home at an average cost of £246,063.

Westhill in Aberdeenshire remains the most expensive town to buy a home.

In 1998, Westhill had an average price tag of £91,746 and today it would cost £250,787.

Bellshill is now the least expensive town in Scotland to buy a home.

On average, a home in Bellshill would cost £100,517 today — but this is still 104% more expensive than in 1998, when a Bellshill house would cost £49,225 on average.