The Scottish Government will announce next week a further £24million boost for local authorities to provide extra council houses.
Housing minister Alex Neil is to allocate the cash between 20 councils in the latest round of grants taking the government’s allocation this year to almost £50million.
Edinburgh City Council will build 50 houses with its £1.25million share.
Mr Neil said: "I have been heartened by the manner in which local authorities across the country have worked with this government to reverse decades of decline in council house building.
"Increasing council house building will add to the record number of affordable homes being built across Scotland this year, which helps keep the economy moving by safeguarding jobs and supporting the construction industry."
Right to Buy sales of council houses fell by around 61% over the last year, while the number of new homes being built in the private sector in Scotland is also falling, according to figures released last month.
Opposition MSPs attacked the SNP over the issue.
Labour claimed that the Nationalist government is responsible for creating a "black hole" in the housing sector by cutting £260 million from the housing programme.
Housing spokeswoman Cathy Jamieson said: "The number of new homes being built by the private sector is at its lowest since the 1980s, and the SNP's housing cuts will cost more jobs by making it harder for housing associations and councils to get new projects off the ground."