First homes in East Lothian village complete

A family of four couldn’t believe their luck when they were handed the keys to their new home in Wallyford, East Lothian.Angela Coyle and her partner Darren Young moved into their three bedroom house in March with their kids Liam, 10 and Lewis, two.

New Wallyford homes

Angela said: “We had lived in Wallyford for years but got moved to temporary accommodation in Tranent last year when our landlord sold our home. We really wanted to come back as we love the area.

“It’s great, there’s so much space. The kitchen is huge and the bedrooms are big too. I love our patio doors that open out onto the garden.

“There’s a community feel to the place and everybody is getting on. Liam is always out on his bike with the other kids on our street.”

Their house is one of 44 energy-efficient homes that have all been fitted with solar panels to generate electricity, helping tenants cut their fuel bills. The £5m development is part of wider regeneration project which will see almost 1500 new homes built, along with new primary and secondary schools, open spaces and sports facilities.

Dunedin Canmore Chair Mary Mulligan and Councillor Jim Goodfellow visited the young family at their home to welcome them to the area and to mark the completion of the homes.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018