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
Mark Templeton: Recruiting construction workers from overseas – Did the Spring Budget change the dial in industry’s favour?
The Spring Budget included an announcement of real potential benefit to the UK construction industry for the recruitment of overseas skilled workers. Mark Templeton, director at law firm Anderson Strathern, unpacks what it means for businesses. In his Spring statement, chancellor Jeremy Hunt announc
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
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
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
Smith Scott Mullan Associates' comprehensive remodelling and retrofit of McDonald Road Community Fire Station to become the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s City of Edinburgh Headquarters has been completed.
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
This month's Construction Leader Jeanette MacIntyre, the managing director of Indeglas, speaks to Margaret Taylor about creating spaces that make people feel good. It should come as no surprise that the founder of a design company with the word ‘glass’ in its name has an i
The AIM Group may be one of Scotland’s newest construction businesses on paper but the wealth of experience in their dedicated and dynamic team offers over 75 years' worth of tried and trusted professionalism, both commercially and operationally, enabling strong growth of the business since it
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
A ruined basalt barn has been creatively repurposed as a dining hall and restaurant by London-based fardaa, providing a valued community resource for a coastal community.
For the monthly SCN column from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Emma McKay shares information about the organisation’s CIOB Assist programme.
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
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
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