Blogs



Craig Whelton: Scotland and the ‘tilted balance’ in planning decisions

On June 3, the Court of Session handed down a landmark judgment in the case of Gladman Developments ...

Published 9 June 2020

David Shearer: Easing out of lockdown - why we must all play by the rules

HFD Construction managing director David Shearer gives his take on coming out of lockdown and some o ...

Published 8 June 2020

Gordon King: Scotland’s energy is still there. Once it is unleashed, we will be back on track again

Rural property valuer Gordon King offers his thoughts on Scotland’s post-lockdown energy pot ...

Published 2 June 2020

John Jameson: COVID-19 and the risk of Legionella

John Jameson outlines a COVID-19 issue which many people may not have factored; the risk of Legionel ...

Published 29 May 2020

Laura McCorquodale: Construction getting back to work safely as lockdown begins to ease

As the Scottish Government prepares to update its COVID-19 construction sector guidance, Laura McC ...

Published 28 May 2020

Christine Worthington: Safe workplace planning is key priority for Scottish construction

CMS partner and construction specialist Christine Worthington outlines how construction employers ca ...

Published 28 May 2020

Alan Gordon: Riding the leadership learning curve

DM Hall senior partner, Alan Gordon, talks about the challenges of leadership during the coronavir ...

Published 28 May 2020

Stuart Harrow: When the roads fall silent, we can’t avoid the fact that it’s time for a major re-think

East Kilbride-based engineer Stuart Harrow details how COVID-19 could have an impact on transport ...

Published 27 May 2020

Hazel Davies: How open-plan living became the norm

The current vogue for open-plan living has been with us for a while and shows no sign of diminishing ...

Published 27 May 2020

Hew Edgar: Scottish route map good for construction but housing market fears remain

RICS head of UK government relations and city strategy Hew Edgar urges the Scottish Government to ...

Published 26 May 2020

Tom Marshall: When is a factor not a factor?

The recent decision of the Inner House in Proven Properties (Scotland) Limited, reported in Scottish ...

Published 21 May 2020

Ainslie McCrone: Why our homes are still our – virtual - castles

Briar Homes marketing manager Ainslie McCrone on managing buyer interest as the housebuilding sector ...

Published 19 May 2020

Roddy Cormack: The return to work of construction designers

Roddy Cormack, accredited specialist in construction law and legal director at Scottish law firm Wri ...

Published 19 May 2020

Bill Hill: Mental Health Awareness Week should be cancelled

Lighthouse Club CEO Bill Hill has his say on mental health in the construction industry in response ...

Published 18 May 2020

Fraser Campbell: Planning for and managing ‘sticky’ cashflow

As Scotland gets set for another three weeks of lockdown what practical measures can businesses ...

Published 18 May 2020