The number of new homes in Scotland fell by a third in one year, to the lowest total for eight years.

There were a total of 15,360 homes either built, refurbished or converted in 2020-21 – down by 33% from 23,047 in 2019-20.

A Scottish government report said the fall was down to the impact of Covid restrictions on construction.

A government spokesperson said more than 100,000 affordable homes had been delivered since 2007.

The report said: “Before the pandemic, new housing supply had reached its highest point since the financial crisis in 2008, with 23,047 new homes built, refurbished, or converted in 2019-20.

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