A major Aberdeen housing development has officially been opened.
Castlehill Housing Association’s development at Maidencraig on the Lang Stracht in Aberdeen received a visit from north east MSP Kevin Stewart.
The development was built by Bancon Homes and consists of 36 houses of both two and three-bedroom houses with their own garden and ample parking spaces nearby.
During his return to the Granite City, Mr Stewart met with new Castlehill tenants and discovered how they were settling in.
The new properties were created in part through a grant of £2.2million from the Scottish Government Affordable Housing Supply Programme and £645,000 from Aberdeen City Council.
Mr Stewart was present on the day to officially unveil the development.
He said: “After meeting the happy new tenants here at Maidencraig, it’s clear to see the difference these quality affordable homes will make.
“Not only will they offer people a sense of pride and belonging, they will help to create a vibrant, integrated community.
“Developments like this one are a testament to the strong partnership working between housing associations, the construction industry, local councils and the Scottish Government.
“These quality homes keep us on track to meet our ambitious target of 50,000 affordable homes by 2021, backed by record investment of £3billion.”
Gail Robertson, Castlehill’s director of housing and property services, said the team had “high hopes for this scheme”.
She added: “Our applicants have genuine need for these beautiful new properties, and we are delighted to have delivery of them.
“Our new tenants are very excited to be in their new homes. These are well-appointed houses and are within walking distance of schools and close to supermarkets on Lang Stracht and good bus routes into the city.”