The Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV) has called for urgent reform to the Scottish construction sector after it revealed the results of a new survey that highlighted continued struggles with payment delays and financial strain.
Former apprentice bricklayer Danny McKibbens charts his rise to operations director at Clark Contracts for the latest in SCN’s Construction Leader series and notes the company's strong focus on training and career development. Danny McKibbens knows the positive influence a supportive empl
Andrew Donaldson talks to Margaret Taylor for the latest in SCN’s Construction Leader series about taking over the family business, his entrepreneurial side and fostering a collaborative culture at Donaldson Group. When Andrew Donaldson took over as chief executive of James
SCN's latest Construction Leader Callum Houston talks to Margaret Taylor about Holmes Miller's proud public sector achievements, working in China and the challenges architects face to ensure they are appropriately remunerated. When she visited the Scottish Prison Service’s new site f
This month's SCN Construction Leader Grace Mair talks to Margaret Taylor about her journey to becoming a regional director at Thomas & Adamson, the cost impacts of the pandemic and Brexit, and what the future holds for the construction sector. Grace Mair never meant to become a surveyor. She sta
Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) is an ambitious joint venture between Scottish Enterprise, Dundee City Council and Michelin, created in response to the closure of Michelin’s Dundee tyre factory in 2020. It aims to drive innovation in the Scottish economy and address the global climate
Brunton Design has finalised the design for this new build house in Leuchars, Fife.
Moxon Architects has completed the Gairnshiel Jubilee Bridge in rural Aberdeenshire in the eastern part of the Cairngorms National Park in collaboration with civil and structural engineers Arcadis. Named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, the year in which construction
As part of Renfrewshire Council’s wider regeneration programme of Paisley’s historic cultural venues, the local authority has invested £22 million in the transformation of Paisley Town Hall, a particularly fine example of Neoclassical architecture designed by William Henry Lynn an
A lord ordinary has ruled that the assignee of a property development company had a sufficiently relevant case for a proof in an action in which he alleged a fellow director had dishonestly acquired a development site for his own company, resulting in the administration of the company they were bot
Thorntons has announced Paul Adams and John Smart as partners for its first office in Inverness alongside a further eight appointments. The new team joins from Wright, Johnston and Mackenzie.
The Sheriff Appeal Court has refused an appeal by a housing developer against a sheriff’s summary decree ordering it to pay £100,000 to a local authority as part of an agreement concerning a local housing development the authority granted it planning permission for. Guild Homes (Tayside)
A lord ordinary has found that an electrical contractor could not be held liable for injuries suffered by a solar panel engineer it subcontracted to perform work for it when he fell on a wet metal roof during a solar panel installation.
A new care home is set to open in Dalgety Bay this winter after receiving high levels of demand for its bed spaces.
Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc’s (MSIP) flagship £5 million Innovation Hub and Café has officially opened in Dundee this week.
New pictures have given a first look at the world’s first inland surfing resort near Edinburgh. Lost Shore Surf Resort will be Scotland’s newest premier tourism and leisure destination. Complete with luxury lodges, premium accommodation pods, restaurants, spa and shopping, it is set with
The return of the iconic Bridgeton Umbrella has been marked with a celebration ceremony after significant restoration works on the Category A-listed, Victorian-era bandstand. The intricate cast iron structure has been a feature and focal point of the local area since it was gifted to the city by a l
Plant hire company GAP Group Limited has succeeded in an appeal against HMRC relating to the rate of VAT charged on red diesel provided in plant equipment for hire.
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) and the CITB have announced that the first ever Scottish crane operator apprenticeship will commence on 8th January 2024.
Shortly after announcing the acquisition of a Tenstar Simulator as part of its ongoing mission to upskill the industry, the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA), with training provider Setting Out For Construction (SOFC), has delivered two courses which have been rated best in class by delegate
The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has agreed to provide a total of £90k funding over the next three years to support the work of the National Rural Crime Unit (NRCU) and the National Construction and Agricultural Theft Team (NCATT) in preventing and detecting the theft/fraudulent a
A construction team in Ohio has moved an apartment building from one part of a town to another. The apartment building in Findlay was previously on Grand Avenue near the YMCA, and it was moved to West McPherson Avenue to serve as the bones for a new apartment project.
A man has been ordered to demolish a £500,000 home illegally built during lockdown after neighbours complained about light pollution. The barn-style home, erected on agricultural land without planning permission, drew attention because of its large glazed windows, which locals said lit up at n
Hundreds of thousands of litres of counterfeit olive oil have been seized as part of a wide-ranging criminal investigation into an international olive oil racket. Spanish and Italian police, working with Europol, arrested 11 people in closely co-ordinated raids targeting a gang believed to be produc
An autonomous excavator has been taught to construct dry stone walls itself using boulders weighing several tonnes and demolition debris.