The directors at Kilmarnock-based commercial interior fit-out and refurbishment contractor Worksmart Contracts have spoken of their "devastation" at having to wind up the company. With a 24-strong workforce, Worksmart had clients operating across a wide range of industrial sectors, includi
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A commercial judge has rejected a proposition by an electricity supplier that a hotel’s case against non-payment of a £168,000 bill accrued over the past five years is irrelevant. SSE Energy Supply Ltd raised the case against Stag Hotel Ltd, the owner of a hotel in Argyll, for monthly in
Keith Kilburn and David Arnott outline how international arbitration can be used in the construction industry. International arbitration is a well-recognised dispute resolution process for construction projects throughout the world. It offers numerous benefits to parties, including the ability
Lindsays has announced the recruitment of five new trainees, including within its commercial property and residential conveyancing teams. The five will start their rotations in a variety of departments across Lindsays’ three city offices. They are:
Peter Smith has joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a commercial property partner, heading the firm’s real estate team in the Aberdeen office and bringing 19 years’ expertise advising clients in the real estate sector. Mr Smith, who will lead the development of the firm’s real estate
The recent procurement award season went extremely well for Scotland Excel’s New Build Framework - winning Scottish and national awards for ‘Best Procurement Delivery’, but also winning the ‘GO Excellence Award’ at the national final. We caught up with Graeme Sutherland
In an exclusive interview with Scottish Construction Now, Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) chief executive Tim Balcon has praised Scotland’s employers for leading the way when it comes to construction apprenticeships. Historically there are two sectors that provide a good indication
Michael Swanney is a project manager with McGill, and currently manages one of its largest contracts for a housing association. Here, he talks about how his previous experience in a toxic working environment led to severe depression and to him leaving the construction industry, and why it’s so
Alistair McAlinden, Interpath Advisory's managing director (Scotland) speaks to Rosemary Gallagher for Scottish Construction Now about how existing advisors within businesses of all sizes can be supported on their journey and through any challenges. A perfect storm is affecting t
CITB has announced changes to its plant standards to standardise training and testing requirements across the construction industry.
The Scottish Plant Owners Association's (SPOA) presidents' summer barbecue will return to Edinburgh this August. Everyone from industry stalwarts to new apprentices, whether they are SPOA members or not, are invited to attend the event at the prestigious Glasshouse Hotel in Edinburgh on 19th August
Tarmac has placed an order with Renault Trucks for the first battery electric mixer truck in the UK as part of the company’s commitment to net zero.
Scottish rental company Bernard Hunter has purchased its 35th Liebherr crane since it purchased its first unit 27 years ago. With a load capacity of 110 tonnes and a 60-metre telescopic boom, the new arrival is an LTM1110-5.1 and follows last year’s delivery of the Edinburgh company&
A garden room which has been added to a home in Haddington has gained planning permission despite being described as "intimidating" by nearby residents. The rectangular wooden room, built at the bottom of a garden in Lairds Crescent, in Haddington, was recommended for approval when it went befo
A man who tried to evade arrest in a slow-moving excavator for more than half a mile was apprehended by police officers following close behind on foot. Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the operator, Jesse B. Shaw, had three arrest warrants and was wanted for stealing a car.
An accountant who refused a court order to demolish his 'man cave' that was built without planning consent has been jailed for six weeks. Graham Wildin, of Cinderford, built a £10,000 leisure extension to his home in 2014 complete with a cinema, squash court, classic car, casino
A London property fetched a whooping £37.5 million becoming the most expensive UK property sale in Q2 2022. Located at 15 Phillimore Gardens in Kensington, the two-bed house went on sale in May. The semi-detached property was valued at £1.7m in 2002 but has massively increased in value,