Highland Council tenants have voted against transferring ownership of 14,500 homes from the local authority to a private housing association.
More than 60% of tenants voted 59.7% to 40.3% against the plans to transfer to Highland Housing Association. ...
Three "wholesale" stock transfers have already taken place across Scotland - in Glasgow, the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.
However, tenants in Renfrewshire, Stirling and Edinburgh voted against transfers.
A ballot of Inverclyde tenants will end on 30 November.
Communities Minister Malcolm Chisholm said he was "disappointed" with the result.
Being 'disappointed' is not good enough. Four out of seven ballots resulting in the rejection of proposals pushed by the Executive and the local authorities indicate that the policies are not working. Mr Chisholm should be thinking about his position.