More than 6,000 people across Aberdeen are waiting for a council house – while more than 200 properties sit empty.

New figures, obtained through freedom of information legislation, have revealed that the city council has 22,532 properties to rent, with 6,744 people on the waiting list.

And as of May 16, local authority had 355 unoccupied properties – but of those, only 216 are available for tenants.

Reported by The Press and Journal. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.