Blogs



Tammy Swift-Adams: Life after the Planning Bill – moving from conflict to collaboration

The new Planning Bill gives Scotland just what it needs: a spur to replace conflict with collaboration.

Published 9 July 2019

Blog: The Importance of Micro-Markets

Scotland’s property market has fragmented since the new millennium, and here, Queensberry Properties’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies explains the importance of why developers are increasingly tailoring development designs and specifications for particular locations and highlights the groundbreaking New Waverley development taking shape in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic old town.

Published 8 July 2019

Will Scarlett: Build to Rent (Scotland) comes of age

Build to Rent is critical to addressing issues of a lack of housing supply but Scotland still lags the rest of the UK, writes Will Scarlett.

Published 28 June 2019

Patrick MacKenzie: It’s never too late to build your dream career

Having come to the world of construction later than most, Patrick MacKenzie is now going through Kier's graduate programme.

Published 18 June 2019

Graham Marchbank: Local Design Panels need planners

It's important that developers behind housing applications understand that a design review is there not necessarily to cut numbers but to get to grips with place-making & quality, writes RTPI Scotland executive committee member Graham Marchbank.

Published 4 June 2019

Shona Wilson: Construction – A Modern Perspective

Hart Builders technical services manager, Shona Wilson, gives a modern perspective of the world of construction.

Published 4 June 2019

Cockburn Association: Edinburgh – The Heritage City

Edinburgh heritage body the Cockburn Association has launched a series of thought-pieces under the heading Our Unique City: Our Past, Our City, Our Future to generate a civic conversation that looks to address the many challenges facing the capital now and in the immediate future.

Published 4 June 2019

Matt Grellier: Back-to-school for construction sector

Construction companies must embrace educational collaboration to avoid skills shortages, writes Matt Grellier, head of construction and engineering at law firm Slater Heelis LLP.

Published 3 June 2019

Cockburn Association: Edinburgh – The Expanding City

Edinburgh heritage body the Cockburn Association has launched a series of thought-pieces under the heading Our Unique City: Our Past, Our City, Our Future to generate a civic conversation that looks to address the many challenges facing the capital now and in the immediate future.

Published 3 June 2019

Maria McConnell: Domestic reverse charge for construction services

French Duncan VAT director, Maria McConnell has published an information sheet about the Domestic Reverse Charge for Construction Services.

Published 31 May 2019

Peter Begbie: Legally binding contracts – more than meets the eye

Agreements between businesses and individuals occur on a daily basis, but what does it take to make them legally binding? Peter Begbie explains.

Published 31 May 2019

Cockburn Association: Edinburgh – The Connected City

Edinburgh heritage body the Cockburn Association has launched a series of thought-pieces under the heading Our Unique City: Our Past, Our City, Our Future to generate a civic conversation that looks to address the many challenges facing the capital now and in the immediate future.

Published 31 May 2019

Michael Matheson: The role of infrastructure in a sustainable economy

Infrastructure secretary Michael Matheson discusses the ongoing work of the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland.

Published 30 May 2019

Cockburn Association: Edinburgh – The Prosperous City

Edinburgh heritage body the Cockburn Association has launched a series of thought-pieces under the heading Our Unique City: Our Past, Our City, Our Future to generate a civic conversation that looks to address the many challenges facing the capital now and in the immediate future.

Published 30 May 2019

Tammy Swift-Adams: Beyond the Planning Bill – planning for housing delivery

Tammy Swift-Adams, director of planning at Homes for Scotland, outlines why Scotland’s housing crisis should be a ‘call to arms’ to everyone who has a role to play in building more homes.

Published 29 May 2019