MORAY is to receive £6.3 million to provide more affordable housing.
The Scottish Government today announced £582 million in subsidies for Scotland's 32 local authorities over the next three years.
The Affordable Housing Supply Programme also encourages councils to build more energy efficient homes.
And rural areas, which experience higher developments costs, will also be helped with higher Government contributions to ensure that housing developments can be successfully delivered in remote parts of the country.
Housing Minister Keith Brown said: "Housing is and will remain a priority for this Government and we will continue to invest in new affordable homes.
"Despite the severe cuts to our budgets by the UK Government, this is a substantial funding boost that will support house building in Moray.
"This will provide greater certainty and allow councils to make plans for the future."
Mr Brown said the funding announcement should ensure the building of 6,000 affordable homes across Scotland each year.