The BBC have a report that tells us property prices in Edinburgh have risen 173% over the past 10 years.
Some guy from Shelter is quoted as saying:
"These figures show that the gulf between those who can afford to buy and those who can't is widening at an alarming rate."
Which begs the question - if you can't afford to buy a house / flat / whatever - why not rent one? Renting seems to work very well on the continent - it only seems to be us Brits who are bent on buying with vast mortgages. People need a decent house - they don't necessarily need to own it themselves!