DUNEDEE, Scotland — “You have to have a really strong sense of self.
You know you’re doing something, but you’re not sure how.”
That’s what the Dundee Evening News columnist Tim McGarvey told me last year as he was writing a piece for a newspaper about the city’s changing population, which had doubled in the last decade and is now home to the highest number of people in Scotland’s five-year census.
And, of course, it was a lot to take in.
“You’ve got all these kids, all these families, and then you’ve got the middle class, and now there’s just the middle classes, too.
It’s not just a bunch of white people in the middle of Scotland, it’s the middle-class in the south of Scotland.”
That was just over a year ago.
Now the story of the last few years is starting to become familiar: Scotland is becoming a less affluent place.
And with the population of people moving from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Edinburgh and Dundee, it has become increasingly difficult for the city centre to keep up.
The population growth has meant a surge in house prices, which have been increasing at an alarming rate.
With rents in Edinburgh’s central district rising by 25 percent over the past year, the region’s population has grown by about 3 percent a year, while rents in the capital have risen by more than 15 percent a decade.
And that is before you factor in the rising cost of living.
While the country’s housing market is recovering from a severe housing crisis, the impact of the housing crisis has been felt in Scotland.
As a result, a lot of older people, who are already living in older homes, are being priced out of the city.
According to the Scottish Government’s new report, Scotland is one or two years behind the rest of the UK in the proportion of people aged 65 and over who own their home.
It is a worrying trend.
And while Scotland has one of the highest house prices in Europe, the number of homes for sale in the country has been falling for the past decade.
A recent survey from the Nationwide Association of Property Agents (NAPA) shows that the number is at a three-year low.
The number of properties for sale across the country fell by 1,100 in the first six months of the year, to a record low of 6,100.
Nationwide’s own annual housing market survey found that the proportion for sale of homes in Scotland has fallen by 16.5 percent in the past six years.
“Scotland has fallen so far behind in the market that it’s hard to see how the housing market can sustain itself,” says NAPA’s executive director, John O’Donnell.
And when that happens, it will mean that the price of a house in Scotland is not only unaffordable, but it will also lead to a decrease in the number and quality of new homes being built.
“The number of vacant homes is increasing, and it is creating more and more pressures on the housing supply,” he says.
“In terms of housing, if you look at vacancy rates, we are at a really low level in Scotland.”
It is not just the number, but the quality, of new housing that is under strain.
As recently as January, Scotland’s population of 1.1 million was still a record high.
According a new report from the Scottish Association of Housing Agents, there were now more than 5,700 empty homes in Glasgow alone, compared to just over 2,000 in Edinburgh.
That’s a huge difference, which means that more than half of the vacant homes in the region are vacant.
And the number has been rising steadily over the last two years.
NAPA director John Ollivane says that while Scotland’s housing markets have been improving in recent years, the problem is that the market is still very much at the peak of its growth cycle.
He says that if the population continues to grow, the housing shortage will become even more pronounced.
“We know that we need to get more houses on the market, we need more homes built, we have to keep the vacancy rate down, and that means we need the population to keep growing,” he said.
In fact, the vacancy rates in Scotland have actually been rising faster than in the rest.
That is because, despite the fact that the population has been growing steadily, the total number of empty homes has been increasing.
The national average vacancy rate is now 10.2 percent, which is higher than the previous peak in 2012.
In the last six years, it rose by 20.5 percentage points.
That was a very big jump.
That jump was driven by people moving into the region from outside Scotland, who bought properties on the Continent and then left Scotland to live and work in the United Kingdom.
But it also comes at a time when the number in Scotland are being hit hard by the effects of the recession.
According, NAPA, vacancy rates have