Blogs



Blog: Community Empowerment - right to force the sale of abandoned, neglected or detrimental land

Following the transfer of the Island of Ulva to the North West Mull Community Woodland Company, Am ...

Published 11 July 2018

Comment: Transparency – democratic accountability – risk management – do these ‘buzz’ words really mean anything in Dundee?

By Bruce Forbes, director of Angus Housing Association Following on from a recent story in Scotti ...

Published 10 July 2018

Blog: How Scotland’s offsite expertise can open up UK business opportunities

By Malcolm Thomson, sales director, Scotframe It is predicted that the UK needs around 300,000 ne ...

Published 3 July 2018

Blog: The robots are coming – but people are still key to our future

By Rohan Bush, head of public partnerships and future workforce at the Construction Scotland Innov ...

Published 26 June 2018

Blog: Plot thickens on returning abandoned land to use

Kirsty Glennan, senior solicitor at Burness Paull, writes on impending changes to Scottish land la ...

Published 26 June 2018

Blog: Building a bright future – brick by brick

Bricklaying is not a typical career aspiration for young girls growing up, and I was no different ...

Published 19 June 2018

Blog: The Planning (Scotland) Bill passes stage 1

Alastair McKie looks at the details of major planning legislation wending its way through Holyroo ...

Published 11 June 2018

Blog: Affordable Housing 1 Viability 0

It will be interesting to see whether the recent English case of Parkhurst Road Limited v Secretar ...

Published 8 June 2018

Blog: Glendoe Tunnel – the collapse of reasonable skill and care?

Rebecca Barrass looks at the litigation surrounding the Glendoe Hydro-Electric Scheme In January ...

Published 6 June 2018

Opinion: Architect-designed housing can have a lasting economic benefit

Dundee’s new V&A Museum, set to open in September, is an architectural gem. The bold design ...

Published 6 June 2018

Blog: Compromise is the key for an effective Planning (Scotland) Bill

Matthew Stimson, a senior associate in the planning team at Shoosmiths, considers the ramification ...

Published 31 May 2018

Blog: Tenement maintenance one step closer for Scotland

RICS Scotland policy manger Hew Edgar takes a closer look at the Scottish Parliament’s vote to r ...

Published 30 May 2018

Blog: Building a positive mental health culture in your organisation

In the wake of Mental Health Awareness Week earlier this month, a new website portal has been launch ...

Published 28 May 2018

Blog: Back to the Land?

How can we fund social infrastructure through land value capture? Prof Mark Stephens talks through s ...

Published 25 May 2018

Blog: Lead consultants - liable for what?

Kathleen McAnea outlines why developers should review a recent case when procuring works and consi ...

Published 23 May 2018