Blogs



Blog: Energy efficiency: Holyrood unveils the big stick

By Mark O’Neill Well, now we know. The Scottish Government has long indicated its desire to red ...

Published 2 September 2016

Blog: Winners and losers in Lanarkshire's commercial property market

By Ian Woods The Lanarkshire commercial property sector is, in general terms, holding its own in ...

Published 30 August 2016

Blog: My vision for Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme

To coincide with the announcement of Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme pilots, which is exp ...

Published 30 August 2016

Blog: We need a new vehicle for ECO to ensure more money is spent on alleviating fuel poverty

By Sean McLaughlin, managing director of Matilda’s Planet The UK government is currently consul ...

Published 10 August 2016

Blog: Using arbitration to manage the risk of disputes in the uncertain Brexit era

Given the uncertainty of Brexit, arbitration could provide an opportunity for managing the risk of ...

Published 2 August 2016

Blog: Informing Scotland’s land reform journey & better engaging communities

By Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Land Reform and Climate Change Land Re ...

Published 2 August 2016

Blog: Older Persons' Walkable Neighbourhood

Lesley Palmer, chief architect at Stirling University’s Dementia Services Development Centre, con ...

Published 20 July 2016

Blog: What can Scotland learn from England and Wales’ experience with the Community Infrastructure Levy?

The last few weeks has seen plenty of top level discussion about the outcomes of the independent P ...

Published 13 July 2016

Blog: The Planning Review – the need to prioritise, mobilise and evangelise

RTPI Scotland policy and practice officer, Kate Houghton, responds to the review of Scotland’s p ...

Published 5 July 2016

Blog: CDM15 One Year on

By Louise Hosking, director at Hosking Associates, a health & safety consultancy   The ...

Published 27 June 2016

Blog: If the housing need is to be met, priorities have to be set

Bryan Finlayson outlines the consensus seen in Holyrood, that social housing has a large role to ...

Published 22 June 2016

Blog: Energy Plans

Danny Lafferty highlights the problems arising from the complexity of new carbon and energy perfo ...

Published 22 June 2016

Blog: Is Aberdeen's Property Slump a portent for London?

Whether you are a buy-to-let landlord or a private residential owner, you may well feel as though ...

Published 22 June 2016

Blog: Empowering planning to deliver great places - An Independent Review of the Scottish Planning System

Marc Giles, planning consultant at Ryden, digests the recommendations made following an independen ...

Published 3 June 2016

Blog: Estimates – Beware!

Providing clients with estimates is an established practice in the industry. This is for good reas ...

Published 25 April 2016