Golf Place tops league table of Scotland’s poshest streets for second year running

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Golf Place in St Andrews has held its position as Scotland’s most expensive street.

The swanky address overlooking the historic Old Course, which has an average house price of £1,975,000, also topped the table of the priciest places to live last year.

Each year, the Bank of Scotland publishes a league table of the country’s most exclusive streets.

Average house prices have fallen since the statistics were published in December 2017, when the average price of a property in Golf Place would have set a buyer back £2,179,000.

After Golf Place, the next seven spots on the table are taken up by streets in Edinburgh.

In second place is Ann Street and in third Northumberland Street, both of which are in Edinburgh’s leafy Stockbridge area.

St Andrews is the only location outside the cities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow to make it into the top 20, but does so twice.

The Scores was 18th in the league table with an average house price of £1,083,000.

Ricky Diggins, director at Bank of Scotland, said: “For the second consecutive year, no location in Scotland is on a par with St Andrews when it comes to the country’s most prestigious addresses.”

With 12 of Scotland’s top 20 most expensive streets, and eight in the top 10, Edinburgh dominates the table.

Aberdeen now only accounts for two of the most prestigious locations. Loirsbank Road in Cults just made it into the top 10 at number nine, followed by Rubislaw Den South in 11th place.

Earls Gate is a new entry for Glasgow to the top 20, meaning the city now has four of the priciest streets in Scotland.

Mr Diggins added: “It’s good to see a new entry from Glasgow, creating four of the most expensive streets in the city, and not just in the traditionally expensive west end.

“It’s no surprise that the capital dominates the majority of the top spots, particularly given the average house price continues to be among the highest in the country.”

St Andrews had the four most expensive streets in Courier Country, with Gillespie Terrace and Orchard Row finishing 40th and 88th in the Scottish league table respectively.

The only other Courier Country streets to make it into the top 100 were Orchil Road, Auchterarder, in 90th place and St Margaret’s Drive, Dunblane, in 99th place.