Blogs



Charlie Leask: Property manager skills need to evolve with the industry

James Gibb property manager Charlie Leask details his experiences to date and how a Heriot-Watt Univ ...

Published 15 January 2020

Kathryn Kelly and Lorna MacFarlane: Scotland launches Consultation Paper on retention in Scotland

Dentons’ Kathryn Kelly and Lorna MacFarlane discuss the launch of a consultation on the use of ...

Published 13 January 2020

Blog: National Planning Framework 4 – Early Engagement now under way

In this blog, the Scottish Government reveals that the early engagement period for the 4th National ...

Published 10 January 2020

Bruce Craig: HSE prosecutions at all time low but businesses must maintain standards

Health and safety expert Bruce Craig warns that while prosecutions for breaching health and safety l ...

Published 9 January 2020

Steven Simpson: A challenging decade for the property market

As the dust settles on a momentous decade, Queensberry Properties’ director, Steven Simpson, c ...

Published 9 January 2020

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