House prices are on the rise in East Dunbartonshire

House sales across Scotland are up by almost a quarter.

Meanwhile, East Dunbartonshire recorded the highest average property price at £219,731, a rise of 4.6 per cent.

Between January and March this year, 17,828 properties changed hands across the country, a 22.9 per cent increase on the same period in 2013.

According to the Registers of Scotland, it is the highest number recorded for the quarter since 2007/08.

A spokesman for Slater Hogg and Howison said: “In some hot spots, such as Milngavie, we’re seeing an increase in demand for all property types, and the market for semi-detached properties is strong.”

Registers of Scotland said prices increased for all property types in this quarter, with terraced properties seeing the biggest rise at 2.6 per cent.

Inverclyde saw the biggest rise in prices, with an average price of £128,340.