Blogs



Blog: Commercial property implications of new energy efficiency measures

By Mark Friars, interior designer at Ryden The Scottish Government has confirmed the measures to ...

Published 21 April 2016

Blog: A busy few weeks for property

Scottish Property Federation director David Melhuish summarises the latest developments in Scottis ...

Published 14 April 2016

Blog: Scottish property owners face double whammy over differences in Energy Certificates

Scotland and England, though joined in union, have always had differing legal structures and, even ...

Published 13 April 2016

Blog: The red tape strangling Scotland's property and construction sector

In 2009, Scotland's property and construction sector faced a crisis. The industry was one of the w ...

Published 11 April 2016

Blog: Tax changes will harm rental market in rural areas

The current combination of tax changes will hurt small investors, leading to an insufficient suppl ...

Published 3 March 2016

Blog: New advice: Will Scotland get the homes it needs?

Marc Giles, planning consultant at Ryden, on the part planning plays in delivering housing and inf ...

Published 1 March 2016

Blog: The importance of apprenticeships

Gavin Hay, training manager at City Building and chair of the Scottish Building Apprenticeship Cou ...

Published 29 February 2016

Blog: Why professionalism is as important to the built environment as it is to medicine

CITB chairman, James Wates, on improving the image of construction. Buildings, like doctors, keep ...

Published 22 February 2016

Blog: Changing the way we work to become more valuable to the industry

Steve Radley, CITB director of policy, discusses the organisation's business plan for the next thr ...

Published 15 February 2016

Gareth Hoskins: a tribute from his team

Gareth made a difference in the way he established his company; he created a collegiate studio atmos ...

Published 22 January 2016

Gareth Hoskins: April 1967 - January 2016, by Sunand Prasad

Gareth Hoskins was a gifted architect, a natural leader, and a tireless ambassador for design thro ...

Published 22 January 2016

Blog: Planning in the next Parliament: Building a successful and sustainable Scotland

RTPI Scotland planning policy & practice officer, Nikola Miller, sets out the Institute’s man ...

Published 20 January 2016

Blog: Time for a rethink on designing flood defences?

As northern England and many parts of Scotland count the huge cost of recent flooding, Richard Ste ...

Published 8 January 2016

Blog: Busy year ahead for Joint Housing Policy and Delivery Group

Tom Barclay, co-chair of the Joint Housing Policy and Delivery Group reflects on 2015 and looks ah ...

Published 8 January 2016

Blog: What does 2016 hold for Scottish planning?

Craig McLaren, director of RTPI Scotland, gazes into his crystal ball to identify key planning iss ...

Published 6 January 2016