Clyde Gateway chief executive Martin McKay, this month's SCN Construction Leader, tells Colin Cardwell about the ongoing transformation of the east end of Glasgow and South Lanarkshire and the benefits being witnessed for people and businesses. The recently restored Bridgeton Umbrella
In the first Construction Leaders feature of 2024, David Crawford talks to Margaret Taylor about his introduction to timber, the long-term sustainability benefits of the material and Deeside Timberframe's expansion into England. David Crawford is a timber evangelist. Having joined manufact
With Morris & Spottiswood set to celebrate its centenary year in 2025, managing director Gordon Clyne speaks to Margaret Taylor about the firm's evolution from a joinery business to a multi-service operation which turns over more than £100 million each year. It is nearing a centu
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
Block Nine Architects is set to progress its technical designs for a new high-end contemporary two-storey dwelling near Edinburgh's A-listed historic Gogar Castle.
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
A commercial judge has held that a structural engineer hired for an Edinburgh building project could not be compelled to execute and deliver a collateral warranty in favour of the landowner over five years after the conclusion of a contract between the engineer and the project’s contractor in
The High Court has refused an application by a director to remain in post after being disqualified by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for his role in an illegal demolition cartel.
A community interest company set up to protect the interests of Scottish wildcats has had a petition seeking to reduce a grant of consent for a windfarm to be built in or near a known wildcat habitat refused.
With a consultation now underway about a similar post-Grenfell Building Safety Levy to one introduced to impose a levy on certain new builds in England, Ledingham Chalmers LLP partner David Scott looks at what might happen north of the border. After the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, the UK Gover
Mar Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort has commenced its renovation journey and shared a sneak preview of the new luxury spa and leisure facilities planned for relaunch during the first quarter of this year.
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
Ahead of the Spring Budget taking place on 6th March 2024, the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to urge the Treasury to work with the construction plant-hire sector to address the areas of greatest concern to the industry.
Lewis Frew and Sandy Coull have been recognised as Apprentices of the Year 2023/2024 by the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA). The announcement was made at the trade association’s annual dinner held earlier this month.
As part of Bobcat’s continuous improvement programme based on customer feedback, the company has announced annual updates for the L75 and L85 for model year 2024, allowing owners of the latest versions of these machines to benefit from some of the advanced features that were introduced last y
Perthshire-based Morris Leslie Plant Hire has reported a pre-tax profit of £11.5 million and revenues of £49.1m, in its 2022/23 annual accounts.
An East Lothian couple have lodged plans to install a metal slide to exit their property.
A team of plate glass installers were working on a construction site in New Hampshire when a very unexpected "new employee" decided to join their ranks.
Logs the length of a double-decker bus, harvested by Forestry Land Scotland (FLS) and supplied to a specialist log cabin builder, are now being used to build a full-scale log house.