The West of Scotland includes the bustling city of Glasgow, the calming beauty of Loch Lomond, and several Scottish islands. Below we've compiled an introductory guide to help you decide if living in the West of Scotland is for you. 

West Scotland at a glance*

Average selling price
Median time to sell
21 days
Average % of Home Report achieved
Most popular property type
2 bedroom house

To find out more about the local market, contact your local ESPC agent today. Find an agent

* Figures are based on properties marketed and sold through ESPC. Home Report valuations relate to properties where the Home Report was available on Figures relate to the 3 month period ending on 30/04/2024

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Argyll and the isles Arran and Bute South ayrshire East ayrshire South Lanarkshire North ayrshire Inverclyde Renfrewshire East Renfrewshire West lothian Falkirk Glasgow North Lanarkshire East dunbartonshire West dunbartonshire Stirling and clackmannanshire

What it is like to live in West Scotland

At the heart of West Scotland lies Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city. There's never a dull moment in Glasgow, and the city has even hosted major international events such as COP26 and the Commonwealth Games of 2014. Outside the city, you'll find big towns right across the region including Ayr, Cumbernauld, Dumbarton, East Kilbride, Kilmarnock, Paisley, and Irvine

West Scotland is also popular with students. Glasgow is home to four universities - University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonia University, Strathclyde University and the Glasgow School of Art - while Paisley is the home of the University of West of Scotland. You'll also find Glasgow City College, Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow Kelvin College, South Lanarkshire College, New College Lanarkshire, and Ayrshire College in West Scotland. 

The west of Scotland is also well connected by trains. Glasgow is home to two train stations: Glasgow Queen Street with routes that predominately head north, and Glasgow Central with routes predominantly heading south. Most of the towns across West Scotland have train stations, allowing for day trips to the beaches along the west coast and Loch Lomond. 

West Scotland is also home to two international airports: Glasgow Airport in Paisley and Glasgow Prestwick Airport in South Ayrshire

Is now a good time to sell my home in West Scotland?

Ultimately, your personal circumstances will be the main factor to determine whether now is the best time for you to sell your property. The West Scotland property market has remained busy throughout recent months, with strong demand from prospective home buyers.

Useful data to pay attention to that will help you understand how the East Fife market is performing includes:

  • Average selling price - this gives you a guide as to the amount that properties have been selling for recently
  • Median time to sell – this explains how quickly properties are going under offer in this area
  • Average % of Home Report achieved – this lets you know, on average, how much above or below the Home Report valuation properties are selling for in this area
  • Most popular property type – this can give you an idea of the types of properties that people are most frequently buying in this area

You can find details on these above, or if you would prefer you can contact a local ESPC solicitor agent. They are uniquely placed to help you navigate the local property market.

How to sell a property in West Scotland

The first step to selling your home is to get it valued; this will give you a good indication of how much it might sell for.

During the home valuation the ESPC solicitor estate agent will be able to talk you through all the steps to selling a home in West Scotland.

Once you’ve appointed your selling agent they will navigate you through the process including preparing your home for sale, organising a Home Report, taking professional photos, marketing your property, negotiating the offers made on your home and concluding the missives (the legal aspects of your sale).


How to buy a property in West Scotland

You can find the latest houses and flats for sale in West Scotland here.

ESPC advertises lots of homes for sale in West Scotland 72 hours before other property websites, meaning you can find houses and flats for sale here, before anyone else!

We can also send the latest West Scotland properties direct to your inbox, simply sign up to a My ESPC account, tell us your search criteria, your wants and needs and we’ll email you when homes are listed that match what you are looking for.

Once you’ve found your dream home, your ESPC solicitor agent can guide you through all the steps of buying a house or flat, such as putting in an offer and completing all the legal aspects of your purchase.


How to find a solicitor in West Scotland 

You can search our directory of local ESPC solicitor agents here.

Simply type in West Scotland or your local town or village and we’ll give you the contact details and all the information you need on the agent.


Where to live in West Scotland

Convinced that West Scotland is for you but still haven't decided on which area? Click on each of our guides below to help narrow down your search!