Dumfries and Galloway council has spent more than one million pounds maintaining properties it does not own a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The BBC report:

Dumfries and Galloway Council has spent nearly £1.8m maintaining and upgrading properties it does not own.

The figures are contained in a response to a Freedom of Information request by the BBC.

They show that nearly £1.3m was spent on various projects to improve leased properties across the region since the year 2000.

In addition, close to £500,000 has been spent on the maintenance of 29 different sites in the last five years.

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