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£8.3m investment boost for Highland energy port

Regional development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has approved investment of up to £8.3 million in Scottish Government funding for an £18.9m project to develop the East Quay at Port of Nigg in Easter Ross.

Published 28 January 2021

Plans submitted for new housing for young care leavers in Glasgow

Glasgow-based architect O’DonnellBrown has submitted plans for new homes for young care leavers in Maryhill on behalf of UK charity Barnardo’s.

Published 28 January 2021

Two Perth & Kinross Council rejections overturned by government reporter

A Scottish Government reporter has approved appeals for two developments in Perth & Kinross totalling more than 230 homes.

Published 28 January 2021

Feedback sought on 700-home plan for Glasgow's Lancefield Quay

Proposals to create a new "vibrant community" of 700 homes at Lancefield Quay in Glasgow will be the subject of a public consultation next month.

Published 28 January 2021

JCB prepares for production surge with recruitment drive

Heavy machinery giant JCB is to recruit more than 400 extra workers as it gears up for a "surge in production".

Published 28 January 2021

Former cell block removed at Inverness Castle transformation

The cell block located to the rear of the south tower of Inverness Castle has been demolished as part of the transformation to create a gateway for Highland tourism.

Published 28 January 2021

Ogilvie begins work on £8m affordable housing development in Cardenden

Ogilvie Construction has started work on an £8 million project to build 59 new homes in Cardenden, Fife, on behalf of Kingdom Housing Association.

Published 28 January 2021

RICS notes continued office and retail troubles amidst industrial strength

Activity across the Scottish commercial property sector ended a tumultuous year with industrial demand strengthening while retail and office vacancy rates rose at the strong rates in over a decade, according to the latest market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Published 28 January 2021

Feedback sought on designs for Paisley's Abbey Close revamp

New designs aimed at turning Paisley’s Abbey Close into an expanded outdoor events venue and improved public space have been published ahead of a public consultation.

Published 28 January 2021

SELECT joins call for electricians to take part in second consultation on regulation

Only government legislation can bring about “comfort and security” to customers of electrical companies, according to SELECT as it urged electricians to take part in a second consultation on the regulation of the industry.

Published 28 January 2021

Aberdeenshire councillors disappointed over timing of A96 dualling consultation

Transport Scotland has been urged to extend its consultation into the preferred dualling option of the A96 Aberdeen to Huntly route.

Published 28 January 2021

Community regeneration projects receive £25m funding to tackle inequality

More than £25 million is going to disadvantaged and remote communities around Scotland to support regeneration and employment projects.

Published 28 January 2021

Barclays boosts support for Lighthouse charity with donation

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is one of 100 UK charities to be awarded a £100k donation from Barclays which will help them to support the UK and Ireland construction community.

Published 28 January 2021

Building Briefs - January 28th

Castlehill Housing Association has taken delivery of properties at Golden Knowes in the Aberdeenshire town of Banff.

Published 28 January 2021

And finally... Pompidou Centre to close for four years of renovations

The Parisian homes of Europe’s biggest modern art collection, The Pompidou Centre, is set to close for four years from 2023 for renovation work, France’s culture minister has said.

Published 28 January 2021