A north-east MSP has opened a new affordable housing project.
Kevin Stewart, who represents Aberdeen Central as well as serving as Housing Minister, visited the Countesswells development site following the completion of 67 affordable homes by Hillcrest Housing Association.
The units were built with help from the Scottish Government and Aberdeen City Council.
Holyrood provided just over £9.1 million and the city council more than £720,000.
Built by Stewart Milne Homes on behalf of Hillcrest, 52 of the new-builds will be available to people on the city council waiting list, with the remaining 15 available for mid-market rent.
Mr Stewart said: “I am delighted to see the exceptional progress made at Hillcrest Housing Association’s development at Countesswells.
“The government’s innovative use of donations from charitable bond investment is making a real contribution to our target to deliver 50,000 affordable homes by 2021.
“This development will promote strong integrated community living in Countesswells and provide high-quality affordable homes for the city.”
Councillor Douglas Lumsden, co-leader of Aberdeen City Council, said: “Working with registered social landlords and developers to increase the supply of affordable housing is an important part of Aberdeen City Council’s Local Housing Strategy and we welcome the completion of these properties.
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“Partnership working is just one of many strands that we are committed to, with 2,000 new council houses being built across the city to make a significant impact on the supply of homes and innovative work also being done to improve processes for re-letting existing council properties.
“Positive strides are being made every day and we will continue to work towards shared aims.”
Hillcrest chairman Alan Russell said: “The completion of these homes at Countesswells marks a significant milestone for Hillcrest, and we were delighted to welcome Mr Stewart to our official handover.”