A new report by Scottish Empty Homes Partnership drawing on data available on empty homes on the Scottish Government and National Records of Scotland websites alongside data on population and
dwellings on the two sites in relation to Scottish Borders Council (SBC).
The report is part of the work the Partnership is taking forward to develop a more detailed
understanding of what is driving the net increase in numbers of long term empty homes
across Scotland, going beyond the official definition of long term empty (a dwelling
empty for six months or more that is liable for council tax) to build a fuller, more detailed
picture of the trends across all vacant properties and second homes.