Blogs



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

Blog: Construction safety: falling short

The British Safety Council looks at research showing that 65% of manual labourers haven't been given ...

Published 18 May 2018

Blog: Scottish construction businesses must be ready to ‘modernise or die’

‘Modernise or Die’ report author Mark Farmer believes that carrying on as normal is not an opt ...

Published 15 May 2018

Spotlight on mental health in the construction industry

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week w/c 14th May, solicitors Kara Price and Sarah Wales discus ...

Published 9 May 2018

Blog: Planning for infrastructure at BDA’s Glasgow seminar

John Grainger reflects on the Infrastructure Seminar held by the British Drilling Association (BDA ...

Published 9 May 2018

Blog: Back to the Future?

After attending a public-interest led development seminar hosted by the Scottish Land Commission i ...

Published 3 May 2018

Blog: Isabel Garriga on being voted as next GIA President

Isabel Garriga from Holmes Miller, who was elected as the next President of the Glasgow Institute of ...

Published 20 April 2018