St. Andrews Drive Plot, Pollokshields, Glasgow, G41 4RA

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Cairn are proud to present a fantastic development opportunity in the form of a Victorian ‘single feu’ plot on St. Andrews Drive, Pollokshields which includes consent for two alternative construction projects: a five bedroom traditional detached villa or an architect-designed contemporary coach house. This site is a unique chance to acquire part of the West Pollokshields Conservation Area which has been used as gardens as part of a ‘double feu’ for over one hundred years. Either project will bare the street number 111 St. Andrews Drive and show off the site’s mature perimeter trees and private orchard — the available …

Bentick Street, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, G3

Cairn Estate Agent presents a fantastic development opportunity in a sought after Central West End location of Glasgow. A unique opportunity has arisen to purchase the former CaVa Sound Studios, a professional recording studio started by Brian Young which was housed in 30 Bentick Street between 1974 and 2010. Take a look here: http://cairnestateagency.com/properties/47230/sale/bentinck-street/glasgow-g3 Throughout its history, the studio played host to some of the biggest names in the UK music scene through the decades including Texas, Travis, Belle & Sebastian, Robbie Williams and then, more recently, Ed Sheeran and The Black Eyed Peas. The site, which is located to the …

First Brexit, Now Indyref2: What’s coming for Scotland’s property market?

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Britain has voted to leave the European Union and Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed that she plans to trigger Article 50 in just a few short days on March 29th, formally notifying her intention to withdraw Britain from the EU, a process which will take up to two years of negotiating an exit deal for the country. Brexit has caused mass uncertainty across the country, particularly in the property market, as we explained in our recent post. However, it seems that, in Scotland, even more uncertainty might be coming our way. Earlier this month, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon …

A Lack of Property Stock: Supply Issues in Scotland

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Recent trends from analysis of the Scottish property market conclude that a lack of supply of homes on the market is driving up Scottish house prices. A survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) found that Scottish house prices are continuing to increase and the number of potential buyers has risen for two consecutive months. However, the number of new properties coming onto the market is falling, a trend which has been ongoing across the country for the past year. 40% of respondents to the survey, taken in October 2016, reported growth, rather than decline, rather than 33% …

West End News: March 2017

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The ever popular and vibrant West End of Glasgow shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. There’s is an even more exciting range of cultural events going on in this neck of the woods and we bring you some news from the area. Outdoor Cinema at Kelvingrove Bandstand Kelvingrove Park’s outdoor bandstand will soon be transformed into a cinema! This summer, the West End festival will conclude with a range of movies being shown from comedies to cult classics like Trainspotting and Pulp Fiction. Bandstand Cinema Club will be held from June 5th-8th. To keep up to date with …

Our Guide To Buying and Renting in Edinburgh

We’ve compiled a guide on buying and renting in each area of Edinburgh to help you make your all important decision to suit your budget and needs. Take a look: Our Guide To Buying and Renting in Edinburgh

Tax in La La Land – Landlords Hearing Little Sweet Music

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By Donald Parbrook, Head of Tax, Milne Craig, Chartered Accountants Landlords may be forgiven for feeling like the new changes in tax rules were made up in La La Land.  Certainly the changes are music to the ears at the Treasury.  It seems both Scottish and English Governments have little or no interest in making the tax lives of landlords efficient.  Buying property to rent is now seemingly socially unacceptable.  Hikes in tax through Stamp Duty (LBTT in Scotland) and the removal of mortgage interest relief are pretty harsh. The tax law is changing for private landlords who let residential …

Our Guide To Renting and Buying in Glasgow’s Southside

Early this year, The Guardian hailed Glasgow’s Southside as one of the top places its readers should move to! The broadsheet deemed that it ‘could be Manhattan’s Lower East Side’ – high praise indeed. We’ve taken a look at some of the key areas in this part of the city so you can make an informed decision if you might like to set up home in Glasgow South. Take a look: Cairn’s Guide To The Southside for Renters and Buyers

Things to do in Glasgow’s West End

An image of Glasgow university at night, one of the reasons why Glasgow buy-to-let investments are a smart move

Google “Glasgow’s West End” and you’ll be greeted with so many hits you’d be forgiven for wanting to click straight off again. This vast and bustling neighbourhood has so many attractions for all interests and ages it’s sometimes hard to know where to begin. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list for you of must see attractions. Thank us later. Kelvingrove Bandstand  The newly refurbished Kelvingrove bandstand transforms the beautiful sprawling green space into a live outdoor music venue. The 2500 capacity venue with all the modern facilities has played host to acts like Idlewild, Van Morrison and Primal Scream. Be sure …

Top Pizza Places in Glasgow’s West End

Dinner with friends? Date night? Somewhere to take the kids for lunch? Hey, maybe even a solo dining experience (#treatyourself)? There’s nothing better than a great pizza. Luckily, the West End of Glasgow has lots to offer no matter which neighbourhood you call home. La Favorita A real jewel in the Gibson Street crown, La Favorita is one of the best pizza joints in the West End, if not the entire city. Originating in Edinburgh, Scotland’s real capital now has its own version providing delicious authentic wood-fired pizzas for sitting in or taking away. Go classic with their delicious margarita …