Nine new council homes have been completed in the Cornton area of Stirling.

The bungalows on Adamson Place add to others already built by Stirling Council’s Housing Service in the city’s Riverside and in Killearn, with a further 10 currently under construction in Cowie.

Celia and James Walker officially received the keys to their new property on Monday (2 March) and can’t wait to make the move.

Celia said: “We’ve lived in Stirling all our lives and the move to our new house means we’ll still be close to our family.

“We need the move to a bungalow for health reasons and this is going to make such a difference for us.

“I’m really looking forward to it. The house itself is lovely and I’m especially looking forward to the summer once all the grass is up in the garden.” Council leader Johanna Boyd, who presented the couple with their new keys, said: “This is another great boost, bringing to more than 100 the total number of homes added to council stock since 2012.

“It’s a clear example of how we are delivering on the council’s key priorities of regenerating communities and delivering more socially rented housing.” The new properties all come complete with underfloor heating and solar panels, as well as very high levels of insulation to ensure they meet very high standards of energy efficiency.

Housing portfolio holder, councillor Violet Weir, added: “These new homes have been built to an excellent standard with a view to being both environmentally friendly and comfortable.

“As a mixture of one and two-bedroomed properties and all wheelchair accessible they are suitable for varying needs and I look forward to tenants moving in as soon as possible.” Nine new council homes have been completed in the Cornton area of Stirling.

The bungalows on Adamson Place add to others already built by Stirling Council’s Housing Service in the city’s Riverside and in Killearn, with a further 10 currently under construction in Cowie.

Celia and James Walker officially received the keys to their new property on Monday (2 March) and can’t wait to make the move.

Celia said: “We’ve lived in Stirling all our lives and the move to our new house means we’ll still be close to our family.

“We need the move to a bungalow for health reasons and this is going to make such a difference for us.

“I’m really looking forward to it. The house itself is lovely and I’m especially looking forward to the summer once all the grass is up in the garden.” Council leader Johanna Boyd, who presented the couple with their new keys, said: “This is another great boost, bringing to more than 100 the total number of homes added to council stock since 2012.

“It’s a clear example of how we are delivering on the council’s key priorities of regenerating communities and delivering more socially rented housing.” The new properties all come complete with underfloor heating and solar panels, as well as very high levels of insulation to ensure they meet very high standards of energy efficiency.

Housing portfolio holder, councillor Violet Weir, added: “These new homes have been built to an excellent standard with a view to being both environmentally friendly and comfortable.

“As a mixture of one and two-bedroomed properties and all wheelchair accessible they are suitable for varying needs and I look forward to tenants moving in as soon as possible.”