Permission granted for housing at Dundee former school site

Plans to build new houses for social rent on the former site of Dundee's Whitfield Primary School have been submitted.

Published 20 September 2019

Scottish Joint Industry Board warns of 'cowboy' electricians

Fiona Harper, secretary of the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB), has said that stricter regulations within the electrical industry would have a significant uplift on the economy while also driving massive improvements in public safety.

Published 20 September 2019

Andrew Leslie: Additional red tape would add barrier to solving our national housing shortage

A BBC article published at the end of last month highlighted a recommendation made by lobbyist group Greenpeace to introduce a national agency to enforce building standards in Scotland. The organisation believes that a centralised compliance system is required to ensure building standards are met by builders. Greenpeace claims that in order to improve the efficiency of new homes and reduce carbon emissions, a higher degree of inspection and enforcement is required.

Published 20 September 2019

Best Scottish housing market since the financial crisis, according to Savills research

The number of million-plus residential transactions in Scotland is at its highest since 2008, according to Savills' latest research report.

Published 20 September 2019

Housing association launches innovative flooring recycling project

Melville Housing Association has launched an innovative flooring project to improve the lives of hard-pressed tenants, while simultaneously helping the environment.

Published 20 September 2019

Increased inheritance tax in Scotland would harm Scottish homeowners, says Apropos by DJ Alexander

Apropos by DJ Alexander has said that proposed changes to Inheritance Tax (IHT) in the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) paper Thinking bigger on tax in Scotland would be a further nail in the coffin for Scottish homeowners.

Published 20 September 2019

And finally... witching hour

Fife councillors are considering plans to reinstate a 200-year-old lighthouse as a national memorial to women who were persecuted as witches.

Published 20 September 2019

New houses to hold on to farming history

Farm buildings in Upper Quithel dating back to the 19th Century are to be renovated whilst maintaining a piece of farming history, The Press and Journal reports.

Published 19 September 2019

DJ Laing Homes celebrates handover of 700th home

Carnoustie-based DJ Laing Homes has celebrated a construction milestone after handing over their 700th home to delighted new owners at their Malt Loan site in the Angus town.

Published 19 September 2019

Property developer FM Group launches Scotland-Caribbean training and skills programme

Property developer FM Group has launched a major training and skills programme aiming to share skills and experiences between Scotland and the Caribbean.

Published 19 September 2019