THE VOICE OF PROPERTY
RURAL but not remote, appears to be the buzzword for those aspiring to live in the country, according to Scottish Government statistics published this week, which show the population of rural Scotland has continued to grow at a faster rate than the rest of the country, driven by the increase in accessible rural areas combined with the many other benefits associated with country living, including longer life expectancy.
Bob Cherry, head of residential sales for Galbraith in Ayrshire, comments: “There are huge advantages to living in the country in terms of lifestyle – and properties priced up to £400,000 in rural areas continue to be in great demand. Increasingly, the key question purchasers ask us is the speed of a property’s Internet connection.”
But new government figures show that 11