Blogs



Blog: Retentions: has the construction industry had enough following the Carillion disaster?

By Jonathan Hyndman, Partner at Rosling King The use of cash retentions is common place in the c ...

Published 30 January 2018

Blog: Tools to weather an insolvency storm in the construction industry

In the wake of Carillion's collapse, Shona McCusker looks at the contractual protections availab ...

Published 26 January 2018

Blog: Scotland's churches are part of our national treasure, but valuation presents a professional challenge

Chartered surveyor Adam Jennings on the intricacies of valuing churches. Scotland's churches are ...

Published 25 January 2018

Blog: Remember the Third Party Right of Appeal? Well its back in a different guise

Keith Geddes discusses the Planning Bill and the potential for the community right to appeal being ...

Published 25 January 2018

Blog: Gentle undulations, rather than peaks and troughs. Just the property market we’d wish for

Eric Curran talks about how the Scottish property market is shaping up in 2018. As we look back o ...

Published 24 January 2018

Blog: The consequences of 'Concurrent Delay' in construction projects on either side of the Border

In light of the recent woes brought on in part by delays in high risk construction projects, Harpe ...

Published 23 January 2018

Blog: Construction Act reform – potential impact on the industry

Rebecca Barrass looks at the details of a UK government consultation reviewing changes to constru ...

Published 19 January 2018

Blog: With city centre offices in short supply, being forced to look elsewhere might be a blessing in disguise

By Guy Marsden, director at Highbridge Properties PLC Ask any commercial property agent about the c ...

Published 16 January 2018

Blog: Top construction contract tips

Craig Bradshaw gives his top 10 tips for reviewing design responsibility in construction contrac ...

Published 12 January 2018

Blog: AWPR - New Year message from Keith Brown

Cabinet secretary for economy, jobs and fair work, Keith Brown, says the £745 million Aberdeen We ...

Published 4 January 2018

Blog: A decade of transport investment

Cabinet secretary for economy, jobs and fair work, Keith Brown, looks back on transport investment ...

Published 3 January 2018

Blog: Registered property factors - consultation on a draft revised Code of Conduct

Housing minister Kevin Stewart on why the Scottish Government is giving both property factors and ...

Published 22 December 2017

Blog: The Positives of Mediation in Planning

Archie Waters from The Dispute Centre provides a piece for the Scottish Alliance for People and Pl ...

Published 22 December 2017

Blog: The future of Scottish housing – enlightened thinking required

In order to meet its goal of delivering 50,000 new affordable homes by 2021, the Scottish Governme ...

Published 14 December 2017

Blog: West Link Road opens in Inverness

A blog on Inverness by the Scottish Cities Alliance featuring The West Link as it opens to traffic a ...

Published 13 December 2017