Opinion

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Scottish Land Commissioner Sally Reynolds explores the importance of realising community benefits when setting out the relationship between nature finance and communities in Scotland's just transition to net zero. To achieve our net zero ambitions, the way we’re using land in Scotland is chang

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New Clyde Gateway chief executive Martin McKay outlines his future vision for the area, particularly in relation to achieving net zero, and reveals how the green transition also presents an opportunity for job creation, economic growth, and sustainable development, whilst addressing climate cha

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Chris Dougray, executive director at CBRE Scotland, provides his take on whether rent controls are a good or bad thing for the housing market. Over the last four decades, the number of homes in Scotland has increased by 34% to 2.65m (in 2020). Within the Scottish housing market, 15% of househol

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To mark Stress Awareness Month 2023, accredited employment law specialist Laura Salmond considers the duty of employers and offers tips on identifying and managing work-related stress. Saturday 1st April marked the beginning of Stress Awareness Month 2023. An estimated

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BDP architect and principal Christoph Ackermann explores the impact Scottish architecture has on global design. The proud architecture of Scotland has always reflected social movements, imitated prevailing ideas and influenced design trends across the world. Today, Scottish architecture has to work

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Neil Kirk discusses the unintended consequences of rent freezes in Scotland, which have negatively impacted tenants, caused a shortage of rental properties, and deterred investment in the residential property sector. During a cost-of-living crisis, it might be difficult to feel sympathy for landlord

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Jo Gilroy, group sustainability director at Balfour Beatty, shares an update on the company’s ongoing journey towards the Zero Carbon Construction Site of the future at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. We have some exciting news to share. For the first time on a live Balfour Beatty site, w

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FMB’s Scotland director Gordon Nelson welcomes a recent initiative on construction quality and shares the latest on licensing the construction industry. Quality and high standards. Easily said, much harder to practice and consistently deliver across and within the construction industry. Both a

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Guy Marsden examines how the rise of energy prices has forced businesses to bring forward investment into net zero technology and how Clyde Gateway's first Green Regeneration Innovation District will deliver Scotland's most innovative heating and cooling to existing and future offices at Magenta Bus

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As Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2023 comes to a close, our work in devising ways to attract talented youngsters into the built environment must continue, writes hub South West Scotland chief executive Michael Ross. According to the Construction Skills Network (CSN) report, Scotland will need 19,550

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Spring 2023 will be a significant time for developers as the UK and Scottish governments progress their separate cladding remediation programmes. Each government’s programme is at a different stage. Caroline Maciver (partner) and Lynda Ross (director) from the construction team at law firm Bu

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Mhairi Donaghy, associate director at Scottish Futures Trust, highlights a new report out today that looks at why town centre living (TCL) is important and the reasons investment has been limited.  Scottish society was built around towns and villages. From the traditional clan system to to

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