Publised date : 21 Jan 2016


Mr John Swinney, MSP for Perthshire North, has today welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government will invest more than £160 million in 2016-17 on schemes that will help 5,000 people across Scotland buy their first home.

Commenting, John Swinney said:

“I am delighted that the SNP government will continue to help people in Perthshire North purchase their first home with £160 million of funding this year.

“This funding will be targeted at people on low incomes and will be vital for young people and their families looking to get on and up the housing ladder.

“These schemes don’t just boost homeownership but boost house building – creating jobs and supporting economic growth.

“Applications for the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme open on March 1st and I would encourage eligible people in Perthshire North looking to buy their first home to apply.”


More details on the Scottish Government announcement can be found here:

More information about Help to Buy, including purchasing price limits, is available at:

For OMSE, priority access is provided to social renters, disabled people, members of the armed forces, veterans who have left the armed forces within the past two years, and widows, widowers and other partners of service personnel for up to two years after their partner has been killed while serving in the armed forces.

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