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Airport junctions of Aberdeen bypass to open early

Key junctions of the Aberdeen bypass are due to open by autumn 2016, more than a year before the road is fully completed.

Published 12 December 2014

New site agreed for Edinburgh primary school

Edinburgh’s new £11 million St John’s RC Primary School will be built on part of the existing Portobello High School site, councillors have agreed.

Published 12 December 2014

Construction output grows for 17th consecutive month

Output in the construction industry increased by 0.7 per cent in October 2014 compared to the same period last year, continuing its year-on-year growth for the 17th consecutive month.

Published 12 December 2014

Scottish Government given power to pay for capital projects

Holyrood will be able to pay for capital projects such as roads, hospitals or schools by issuing bonds for the first time, following an announcement today from the UK Treasury.

Published 12 December 2014

Homes for Scotland appoints Jim Mather as chair-elect

Former politician and Scottish Government minister Jim Mather has appointed as chair-elect at trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 11 December 2014

New plans could see Perth expanded by 3,500 homes

Developers are poised to lodge a planning application for what would be one of the biggest expansions in Perth for a generation, according to reports.

Published 11 December 2014

Building firms ‘to enjoy further output growth’

The recovery of the construction sector should continue over the coming two years, according to new forecasts, with further growth predicted.

Published 11 December 2014

New West Dunbartonshire workshops approved

New workshop premises at the Vale of Leven Industrial Estate have been given the green light after West Dunbartonshire Council granted planning permission for the development.

Published 11 December 2014

Glasgow introduces new Living Wage rules for public contracts

Companies bidding for contracts from Glasgow City Council will have to demonstrate their commitment to paying the Glasgow Living Wage under new procurement policies agreed today.

Published 11 December 2014

Building Briefs – December 11th

Published 11 December 2014

Blog: Bricklayer shortage highlights importance of attracting talent

By Andy Walder, principal of the National Construction College

Published 11 December 2014