Tesco has announced a significant project to source electricity directly from Scottish renewables projects – the biggest of its type ever completed by a retailer in the UK.
Published 30 October 2019
Potentially hundreds of flats in high rise blocks across Scotland may be effectively unsellable due to a lack of certification for cladding, it has been reported.
Published 21 October 2019
Surveyor Tom Laurie talks about the many, but perhaps little known, exceptions that exist for Home Reports.
Published 16 October 2019
A construction specialist solicitor has joined Scottish firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (WJM) as a partner.
Published 1 October 2019
Scottish Ministers have rejected a human rights challenge by the owners of an illegally-built bungalow in rural Perthshire.
Published 24 September 2019
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has called on the UK Government to bring an end to the threat of ‘no deal’ after new data found that construction output has contracted for the fourth month in a row and new orders fell at the fastest pace for over ten years.
Published 3 September 2019
The Inverness Townscape Heritage Project (ITHP) and Doors Open Days Highland will give a talk this week on building maintenance.
Published 3 September 2019
An Aberdeen roofing company has pled guilty to health and safety failings after one of its employees fell from a ladder and died.
Published 14 August 2019
Penalties imposed by Revenue Scotland (RS) over the late filing of a land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) return have been quashed after the tax agency failed to produce evidence that it had taken a decision to impose the penalties, as required by legislation.
Published 25 July 2019
A Scottish Parliament committee undertaking an inquiry into construction in Scotland has called on the industry’s leaders to “take ownership” when it comes to tackling long-standing challenges within the sector.
Published 2 July 2019
Public sector procurement body Scape Group has published details of its next generation of the Scape Venture frameworks, the procurement arm of the business focused on supporting public/private partnerships and charitable organisations.
Published 17 June 2019
Activity in the UK construction sector fell back into negative territory last month as the sector recorded the sharpest drop in workforce number since November 2012.
Published 4 June 2019
Agreements between businesses and individuals occur on a daily basis, but what does it take to make them legally binding? Peter Begbie explains.
Published 31 May 2019
The Scottish Government has failed to prevent SMEs in the construction supply chain from suffering from poor payment performance, according to a new industry survey.
Published 24 May 2019
A lawyer specialising in major construction projects is returning to work for in Aberdeen having played a key role in the redevelopment of the famous Battersea Power Station in London.
Published 16 May 2019