Derek Gemmell: Residential property developers advised to take note of increased government attention

Anderson Anderson & Brown's Derek Gemmell examines the proposed new Residential Property Developer Tax (RPDT) on profits made by large residential property developers.

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SNIPEF enhances industrial relations offering with specialist appointment 

The campaigning trade association for the plumbing and heating sector has enriched the services it offers its members with the expansion of its Industrial Relations (IR) department and the appointment of another IR specialist.

Published 16 September 2021

Demonstrator home to showcase Scottish homegrown timber at COP26

A team of experts exploring the mainstream use of homegrown timber in the construction sector has secured funding for the next phase of a demonstrator project which will see the first two-storey modular home manufactured from Scottish mass timber displayed during COP26.

Published 16 September 2021

Barratt Homes expands offering at Winchburgh with 33 new homes

Barratt Homes is to extend the offering at its Caisteal Gardens development in Winchburgh, Broxburn by adding 33 new homes to its build programme.

Published 16 September 2021

Regeneration of Glenrothes paper mill site continues with plans for 97 homes

Plans have been submitted for a further 97 new homes on the site of the former Tullis Russell works in Glenrothes.

Published 16 September 2021

Scottish Borders Council to deliver significant increase in affordable homes

Significantly more affordable homes could be delivered in 2021/22 than Scottish Borders Council’s annual target thanks to increased funding and the commitment of a range of local partners, including the region’s four registered social landlords, the local authority has revealed.

Published 16 September 2021

Opportunity for energy efficiency businesses to join major Scottish framework

Businesses in the energy efficiency sector have the opportunity to bid for a place on a national procurement framework used by councils and housing associations.

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Derek Gemmell: Residential property developers advised to take note of increased government attention

Anderson Anderson & Brown's Derek Gemmell examines the proposed new Residential Property Developer Tax (RPDT) on profits made by large residential property developers.

Published 16 September 2021

And finally... out of this world

Scientists at the University of Manchester have developed 'cosmic concrete' from space dust and astronaut blood in order to make construction in space easier.

Published 16 September 2021

Stirling firm rebrands and moves to larger premises

Construction firm Kevin Wilson Joiners & Building Contractors has rebranded its business and moved to new premises. 

Published 15 September 2021

Stefanie O’Gorman: What we really need to be doing to address climate change

Ramboll's Stefanie O’Gorman, who sits on the Scottish Government's Climate Emergency Response Group (CERG), provides her analysis of the group’s 12 immediate actions for the new government to accelerate its response to the climate emergency.

Published 15 September 2021

Tenderer shortlists unveiled for Coire Glas pumped hydro storage scheme

The development of SSE Renewables’ proposed up to 1.5GW pumped hydro storage scheme at Coire Glas in the Great Glen has reached another landmark with the confirmation of the tenderer shortlists of contractors for the civil engineering and mechanical and electrical works.

Published 15 September 2021