Blogs



Blog: Good news for claimants in construction adjudication

The Inner House of the Court of Session has agreed that unenforceable parts of an adjudicator&rsqu ...

Published 31 July 2020

Chris Thompson, AAB: Scottish Government support for SME housebuilders

The Scottish Government has launched a £100 million Emergency Loan Fund for Scottish SM ...

Published 31 July 2020

Dan Donald: Building blocks to successfully tackle homelessness

Former Cruden Estates director Dan Donald, now a trustee for homelessness charity Simon Community Sc ...

Published 24 July 2020

Gary McGovern: Policy vacuum risks blowing Scotland’s net zero carbon drive off course

Scotland will struggle to reach its net zero carbon targets unless Holyrood takes a swift and strong ...

Published 24 July 2020

Chris Hughes: Digital collaboration is pushed front and centre in design development

Architect Chris Hughes discusses how digital twinning has helped BDP and the contractor keep thing ...

Published 23 July 2020

Donald Yellowley: Scotland’s golf courses face a difficult lie, but the game need not be a bogey for forward-thinking clubs

The opportunities and problems facing golf clubs through the eyes of rural property surveyor Donald ...

Published 23 July 2020

Construction and COVID-19: Managing workplace safety – an update following 100 days in lockdown

As the phased return to construction work progresses, Jon Cooper and Ashley Borthwick explain how th ...

Published 22 July 2020

Stewart Dalgarno: Offsite construction can become the ‘new normal’

Stewart Dalgarno on how offsite construction can play a key role in the safe return to the 'new norm ...

Published 22 July 2020

Alex Orr: Planning for the capital’s development

Alex Orr considers a key planning document being proposed for Edinburgh and what it might mean for d ...

Published 22 July 2020

Ewan MacLeod: Scottish Government proposes abolition of the presumption in favour of sustainable development

Planning lawyer Ewan MacLeod provides detail on the Scottish Government’s consultation on the ...

Published 21 July 2020

Scott Macphail: If we want the most from brownfield sites, we must provide the infrastructure to make it possible

Scott MacPhail on the importance of sewage systems in new housing developments. We have a lot to ...

Published 21 July 2020

Seumas Thomson: From lockdown to labourer – the COVID crisis gave me a new string to my property bow

Furloughed development assistant Seumas Thomson hopes to reap the benefits of being put back to work ...

Published 21 July 2020

Andrew Duncan: The importance of placemaking in a post-COVID world

Lockdown has shown the particular importance of community green spaces, says Andrew Duncan. After ...

Published 17 July 2020

Guy Marsden: COVID-19 won’t mark the death of the office but it will accelerate its rebirth

Guy Marsden discusses the future of offices, sustainability features that we need to think of, the i ...

Published 14 July 2020

Lauren Hazlie: Extension to the Additional Dwelling Supplement Tax reclaim period

Lauren Hazlie, property solicitor at Jones Whyte, details the impact of the coronavirus pandemic o ...

Published 13 July 2020