Pressured area status

Stirling’s Pressured Area Status Designation Renewed

On 6th February 2014, Stirling Council agreed to approve the renewal of the current pressured area status designation covering the following areas for a further five years:

  • Rural areas to the west and north of the M9/A9 including Cambusbarron,
  • Dunblane, Bridge of Allan and Causewayhead/Logie,
  • Stirling Town, Riverside, Broomridge, Braehead and the Newhouse/Lower St Ninians area,
  • Bannockburn, Whins and Hillpark/Firs

Maps that illustrate the boundaries of the areas designated as pressured can be found here.

The effects of the renewal of the current pressured area status designation on Council tenants are as follows:

  • Tenants taking up a new tenancy after 1st March 2011 or returning to social housing after a voluntary break do not have the right to buy and will be unaffected.
  • Existing tenants prior to 1st March 2011 whose current tenancy commenced on or after 30th September 2002 living in one of the above areas will have the right to buy their Council house suspended for a further five years, as will tenants who transfer or mutual exchange into one of the above areas.


  • Existing tenants whose current tenancy commenced prior to 30th September 2002 will be unaffected.  However, they are likely to be affected by a recent Scottish Government announcement that the right to buy is to end for all tenants of social housing in Scotland.  This proposal is part of a new Housing Bill laid before the Scottish Parliament late last year and is subject to approval by Parliament.  If Parliament accepts the proposal, tenants with the preserved right to buy will have until the autumn of 2017 to apply to buy their home. 

Tenants who are thinking of buying their Council house but are not sure where to start can find more information here