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And finally... Idiot on a Ladder 2015 competition ‘winner’ revealed

Each year the Ladder Association runs a photo competition to find the biggest Idiots on Ladders.

Published 21 January 2016

McLaughlin & Harvey to build Edinburgh University’s Data Technology Institute

The University of Edinburgh has selected contractor McLaughlin & Harvey to deliver its £28 million Data Technology Institute.

Published 20 January 2016

Contractors oppose immigration skills levy plans

Plans to introduce an ‘Immigration Skills Charge’ for employers hiring non-EU workers will penalise companies in charge of delivering the UK’s public infrastructure, civil engineering contractors have warned.

Published 20 January 2016

Return to pre-recession housebuilding levels ‘could create 40,000 Scottish jobs’

Homes for Scotland has highlighted a major research report which identified that nearly 40,000 new jobs could be generated by the end of the next Scottish Parliament if home building levels in Scotland were to return to pre-recession levels.

Published 20 January 2016

Aberdeenshire Council to tender for housing energy efficiency works

Council houses across Aberdeenshire are to receive an energy efficiency boost with the installation of solar panels.

Published 20 January 2016

Blog: Planning in the next Parliament: Building a successful and sustainable Scotland

RTPI Scotland planning policy & practice officer, Nikola Miller, sets out the Institute’s manifesto for the Scottish Parliamentary Elections in May 2016.

Published 20 January 2016

Scottish Government to introduce 49 amendments to ‘strengthen’ Land Reform Bill

Land reform minister Aileen McLeod will today move 49 amendments to the Land Reform Bill, which she said would ensure the proposals are “far-reaching and best-deliver for the people of Scotland”.

Published 20 January 2016

Springfield to install life-saving CPR machines on all sites

Springfield Properties has made a decision to invest £21,000 in Automated External Defibrillators to each of their active construction sites following a national campaign raising awareness for cardiac arrest.

Published 20 January 2016

Argyll & Bute urban park to stand as Gareth Hoskins tribute

Argyll & Bute Council is to dedicate Helensburgh’s Hermitage Park to late architect Gareth Hoskins following the award of a £2.3 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Published 20 January 2016

Building Briefs – January 20th

Public opinion sought for major River Ness artworks 

Published 20 January 2016

And finally... 10 of the world's wackiest buildings

Following on from a church shaped like a giant version of Cinderella’s fabled glass slipper in Taiwan, which SCN featured on this page earlier in the week, ITV.com as compiled a list of what it calls ‘10 of the world's wackiest buildings’.

Published 20 January 2016

Dundee’s £100m waterfront infrastructure to finish ahead of schedule

A £100 million infrastructure redevelopment of Dundee's waterfront region is to be completed on budget and ahead of schedule, first minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed yesterday.

Published 19 January 2016

Royal Highland Show pavilion to be demolished and redeveloped

The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society has submitted plans to demolish its existing MacRobert Pavilion at Ingliston in order to develop a new multi-purpose facility.

Published 19 January 2016

RICS calls for new government to increase housing supply across Scotland

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is to launch its manifesto tomorrow which will call for essential changes to Scotland’s property sector.

Published 19 January 2016

Third Don Crossing work resumes after death of worker

Construction work of a new bridge over the River Don restarted yesterday after the death of a worker.

Published 19 January 2016