Council housing upgrade to start

Aberdeenshire Council is to carry out improvements to council houses in Portlethen and Newtonhill.

Gas Call Services of Glasgow will upgrade gas heating systems in Bracken Road, Burnside Gardens, Glebe Court, Nicol Place, and The Square, Portlethen. Work starts on January 28 and last for 16 weeks. Meanwhile seven houses in Newton Road and Windyedge Court, Newtonhill, will have their bathrooms upgraded by Muirfield Contracts of Aberdeen.

Local Councillor Ian Mollison said: “This will make a difference for the tenants. It is important that the council invests in its housing stock.”