Dec 23rd, 2016
Street leading to Old Course most expensive in Scotland
Average house price of over £2 million
Words: James Greenwood
A street in Fife which leads to the first tee of the Old Course at St Andrews has been named the most expensive in Scotland.
Researchers from the Bank of Scotland found The Scores knocked addresses in Edinburgh off the top spot, with an average house price of £2,179,000.
Lined with Victorian detached and terrace houses, the street has views of St Andrews Bay and the North Sea.
The narrow road ends at the first tee of the golf course.
Although the home of golf clinched the most expensive road, 10 of Scotland's most expensive streets are in Edinburgh.
Aberdeen has five streets in the top 20, while Glasgow has three.
Graham Blair, mortgage director at Bank of Scotland, said: "Whilst Edinburgh normally has the 'X factor' when it comes to the nation's most desirable addresses, this year's surprise is The Scores in St Andrews taking the top spot as Scotland's most expensive street.
"With Edinburgh being Scotland's financial and political hub, it's little surprise that it still dominates the most expensive streets table.
"Aberdeen retains a strong presence and the number of expensive streets has almost doubled compared to last year.
"While the capital and the Granite City dominate this survey, it is interesting to note that in all 20 most expensive streets the average house price is at least £1m, suggesting a rise in the number of the prime locations in Scotland."
So if you want to live close to the Old Course, you had better be prepared to pay for it!