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Scottish ministers failed to give ‘intelligible reasons’ for approving North Lanarkshire rail freight terminal

Scottish ministers failed to give ‘intelligible reasons’ for approving North Lanarkshire rail freight terminal

Scottish ministers failed to give “proper, adequate and intelligible reasons” for granting plans to build a rail freight super-hub on greenbelt land in North Lanarkshire against the wishes of the local authority. Judges in the Court of Session said ministers had “largely ignored” concerns their own independent reporter brought to them in relation to the proposed Mossend International(…)

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Henry Boot profits up nearly 50 per cent

Henry Boot profits up nearly 50 per cent

Henry Boot has become the latest construction company to announce an increase in profits in the wake of industry-wide post-Brexit concerns. The property construction and development group reported a profit before tax of £20.8 million in the six months to 30 June 2016, up 48.6 per cent from £14m a year ago. Revenues surged from(…)

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Green light for £33m sports and health facility at University of Strathclyde

Green light for £33m sports and health facility at University of Strathclyde

Plans to develop a £33 million sports and health facility at the University of Strathclyde have been given the go-ahead by Glasgow City Council. The University said the “leading-edge” Sport, Health and Wellbeing centre will transform its current facilities in a new, state-of-the-art building on Cathedral Street in the heart of Glasgow. It will include a six-lane(…)

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£12m Highland hydro power station opens

£12m Highland hydro power station opens

A £12 million hydro power station has been officially opened in the Highlands. Situated on the Abhainn Chia-aig river 20 miles north of Fort William, RWE Innogy UK’s latest run-of-river hydro scheme in Scotland was officially inaugurated yesterday by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, minister for business, innovation and energy. The facility took two years to build(…)

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£25m Taymouth Castle revamp nears completion

£25m Taymouth Castle revamp nears completion

Taymouth Castle Golf and Spa Resort is on schedule to open early in 2017 following an extensive £25 million refurbishment. Situated just north-east of the village of Kenmore in Perth and Kinross, the castle initially opened in 2016. The transformation saw the introduction of 54 luxurious suites. Boasting a whole host of amenities including a(…)

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Building Briefs – August 25th

Building Briefs – August 25th

Private finance used to deliver social homes in Dunblane Forth Housing Association has started the construction of a small development of eight homes in Dunblane without the need of a Scottish Government grant. The homes, which include two fully wheelchair accessible properties, are being financed by a private loan and funds from a former charitable(…)

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