Blogs



Alan Wilson: Beating the age and skills gap - how the electrical industry is future-proofing Scotland

SELECT’s Alan Wilson details how the electrical industry is tackling demographic changes in th ...

Published 20 November 2019

Guy Marsden: Glasgow’s hotbed of talent is heating up the property market

Highbridge Properties’ Guy Marsden looks at the Glasgow commercial property market and the inc ...

Published 20 November 2019

Kathie Pollard: Action on blight

Kathie Pollard, policy officer at the Scottish Land Commission, explores how a new framework can h ...

Published 19 November 2019

Yunming Thomson: School projects deliver lessons in stakeholder success

Halliday Fraser Munro design director Yunming Thomson discusses how community involvement in the ear ...

Published 18 November 2019

Hamish Trench: Regional land use partnerships

With the Scottish Land Commission being asked to advise the Scottish Government on the establishment ...

Published 13 November 2019

Lindsey Mitchell: More than just a school

BDP architect Lindsey Mitchell on the importance of designing education spaces which inspire and pro ...

Published 12 November 2019

Ross Taylor: Mandatory payment practices in the construction sector

Construction law specialist Ross Taylor wonders if it’s now time for mandatory payment practic ...

Published 7 November 2019

Nicola Barclay: We need to home in on ways to beat the housing crisis

Ahead of the Homes for Scotland annual conference, Nicola Barclay discusses the need for housing, th ...

Published 7 November 2019

Martin Jarvie: How collaboration can help build the next generation of architects

I was one of those kids who knew what they wanted to be from an early age. My five-year-old s ...

Published 6 November 2019

Jim Cuthbert: Scotland risks sliding backwards into the risks, expense and failures of PFI

In a new report for Common Weal, former chief statistician Jim Cuthbert examines ...

Published 5 November 2019

Heather Holbrook: Construction industry must face up to new building regulations

The new building regulations can ensure Scotland leads the way in delivering safe, compliant constru ...

Published 29 October 2019

Roddy Cormack: Public procurement cake and SME benefits

Public procurement policy and practice, when it comes to facilitating SME involvement, seems to be f ...

Published 25 October 2019

Ben Zielinski: Terminating a commercial lease – how hard can it be to quit?

Ben Zielinski, a senior associate in the commercial litigation team at Shoosmiths in Edinburgh, cons ...

Published 24 October 2019

Lewis Kemp: Prescription in construction claims – is arguing induced error the answer?

Harper Macleod’s Lewis Kemp looks at a recent case which has taken a new approach to dealing w ...

Published 22 October 2019

Jenny Bowles: Building social value in construction

Rounding off a fortnight of reporting following Scotland Excel’s ‘Accelerating Delivery ...

Published 18 October 2019