Blogs



Annette Keay: It’s not just ‘The Right Thing To Do’ – it’s what’s right for our business

Annette Keay from Cumbernauld-based construction business Indeglas outlines why the firm has signed ...

Published 8 January 2020

Lisa Gray: A career in construction was waiting in the wings

Kier Regional Building Scotland’s Lisa Gray outlines her route into construction and reveals h ...

Published 7 January 2020

John Albiston: From red phone boxes to a connected world – reflections on life as a chartered surveyor in the Highlands

As chartered surveyor John Albiston prepares for retirement, the senior partner at DM Hall talks abo ...

Published 17 December 2019

Fiona Hodgson: How Section 75 is punishing good employers at plumbing pensions

SNIPEF CEO Fiona Hodgson outlines Section75 pensions issue facing some plumbers. The road to hell ...

Published 16 December 2019

Jennifer Russell: One planner's journey back to university

In a guest blog for RTPI Scotland, Jennifer Russell discusses her role as town planning manager at t ...

Published 13 December 2019

Jonathan Seddon: The future is pre-fab

Morton Fraser’s Jonathan Seddon determines the pros and cons of a modular approach to deliveri ...

Published 12 December 2019

Kirsti Olson: Severance of an adjudicator's decision following a successful partial challenge

Dentons UK and Middle East LLP partner Kirsti Olson outlines the details of the case of Dickie &am ...

Published 11 December 2019

Shona Glenn: The impact of vacant and derelict land

Shona Glenn, head of policy and research at the Scottish Land Commission, shares her vision for ta ...

Published 11 December 2019

Emma Dickson: Construction – it’s about more than bricks and mortar

Construction Scotland’s Emma Dickson on the importance of building and retaining a diverse ski ...

Published 10 December 2019

Michelle Essen and Lisa Dromgoole: A Scottish view - construction issues in the election manifestos

Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) lawyers Michelle Essen and Lisa Dromgoole outline what the ele ...

Published 9 December 2019

Charlie Drysdale: Heat Networks - a hot topic in the Scottish decarbonisation agenda

Charlie Drysdale, project development manager, heat and distributed energy at SSE Enterprise, d ...

Published 6 December 2019

Gary Logan: Byte-sized training to unlock Scottish construction productivity gains

Gary Logan, chair of the Building Contractor Training Group (BCTG), explains how the training group ...

Published 5 December 2019

Stuart Clubb: Supreme Court gratuitous alienation decision gives with one hand but takes with the other

Courts can, in appropriate cases, devise a remedy to protect the good faith purchaser in a gratuitou ...

Published 4 December 2019

Roddy Cormack: P-DfMA and the increase in off-site construction

Roddy Cormack, construction law specialist and legal director at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LL ...

Published 4 December 2019

Alan Wilson: Beating the age and skills gap - how the electrical industry is future-proofing Scotland

SELECT’s Alan Wilson details how the electrical industry is tackling demographic changes in th ...

Published 20 November 2019