SNP MSP FOR Lothians Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the announcement by the First Minister that 92 new council homes are to be built in West Lothian after the Local Council was awarded £2.76 million in this third round of Government funding.
In total, including this funding in round three, West Lothian Council has been allocated £9.615million to build a total of 515 new homes.
Commenting on the announcement, Ms Hyslop said:
“This is fantastic news for the people of West Lothian. Not only is the Government enabling West Lothian Council to build a further 92 council houses, this initiative will support those working in housing sector jobs and related trades.
“In such difficult economic times with tightening finances this is an incredible achievement and only highlights the Scottish Government’s commitment to delivering for the West Lothian community on social housing.”