Roseanna Cunningham By Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Land Reform and Climate Change
Lesley Palmer, chief architect at Stirling University’s Dementia Services Development Centre, considers the importance of the ‘Older Persons' Walkable Neighbourhood’ when considering Housing Land Audits and the allocation of development sites for older people housing. As an Architect with a Ma
Blog: What can Scotland learn from England and Wales’ experience with the Community Infrastructure Levy?
Kate Houghton The last few weeks has seen plenty of top level discussion about the outcomes of the independent Planning Review. This blog kicks off a series in which RTPI Scotland will aim to open the discussion about some of the specific recommendations in the panel’s report.
Kate Houghton RTPI Scotland policy and practice officer, Kate Houghton, responds to the review of Scotland’s planning system and outlines four priorities for any forthcoming reform.
Louise Hosking By Louise Hosking, director at Hosking Associates, a health & safety consultancy
Bryan Finlayson Bryan Finlayson outlines the consensus seen in Holyrood, that social housing has a large role to play in lifting Scotland out of the housing “crisis”.
Danny Lafferty Danny Lafferty highlights the problems arising from the complexity of new carbon and energy performance regulations to be introduced this year.
Credit: Gordon Robertson Whether you are a buy-to-let landlord or a private residential owner, you may well feel as though there is a pressing need to sell your house in the current climate. After all, not only is the government clamping down on tax benefits for private landlords, but we are also on
Blog: Empowering planning to deliver great places - An Independent Review of the Scottish Planning System
Marc Giles Marc Giles, planning consultant at Ryden, digests the recommendations made following an independent review of the Scottish planning system.
Julie Scott-Gilroy Providing clients with estimates is an established practice in the industry. This is for good reason. It can be difficult to price works accurately from the outset, but clients are unlikely to instruct works without some idea of the price. Therefore, contractors have long been pro
Mark Friars By Mark Friars, interior designer at Ryden
David Melhuish Scottish Property Federation director David Melhuish summarises the latest developments in Scottish real estate policy, and explains what is being done to attract investment into Scotland’s cities.
Mark O’Neill Scotland and England, though joined in union, have always had differing legal structures and, even in legislation which has common aims across the UK, there are key differences.
Lorraine MacPhail In 2009, Scotland's property and construction sector faced a crisis. The industry was one of the worst affected by the global economic downturn. Thousands of workers were laid off as businesses were forced to scale back their operations or face the risk of administration.
Amanda Wiewiorka The current combination of tax changes will hurt small investors, leading to an insufficient supply of suitable rental accommodation to meet demand in Angus, says Amanda Wiewiorka, company director at Wardhaugh Property.