A Lego fan from Glasgow has recreated the city's skyline in a bid to get his designs immortalised in plastic. Engineer Peter Johnston has submitted the idea to the Lego Ideas website, which invites suggestions for new sets.
Local enthusiasts take part in a re-enactment of the battle in July each year A metal detecting survey on the site of the Battle of Killiecrankie - part of the Scottish Government’s work to dual the A9 – has unearthed dozens of items linked to the famous 1689 skirmish.
Aberdeen councillor Ian Yuill has urged has urged the city council to take action after he discovered that a contractor was holding a lamppost on the city’s Hammersmith Road in place with a piece of rope. Liberal Democrat Yuill said: "I couldn't believe what I saw as I was walking along Hammers
A metalcore band called Architects has been reported to the Architects’ Registration Board for misuse of title, Building Design has reported. A cheeky email from retired architect Ray Bryant pointed out that none of the members of the Brighton band was on the Arb register, but they have been using
People in China are being encouraged to opt for vertical burial or cremation under new government funeral guidelines aimed at coping with land scarcity. It's hoped the guidance, issued by nine government departments, will promote environmentally friendly forms of burial that take up little or no lan
A construction worker from Cary, Illinois has won $250,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Daniel Raudebaugh, 69, has lived in Cary for 25 years and decided to purchase an Illinois Lottery Lucky Loot ticket while stopping to get gas while on his way home from work. He plans to use his winnings to p
Moray Council is to trial the use of drones to film planning sites to avoid sending a team of councillors and officials to remote areas. The local authority backed plans this week to trial the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) after councillors were shown a trial film shot from a remote-controlled air
The Chinese government has taken steps to forbid the construction of “bizarre” and “odd-shaped” buildings that are devoid of character or cultural heritage. A new directive has been issued to ban architecture that is “oversized, xenocentric, weird” and called for buildings that are “su
DONG Energy is progressing with plans to build the world’s first bioliquid plant for handling unsorted household waste in Cheshire. It will be the first plant to deploy enzymes to digest unsorted household waste to produce biogas for electricity generation.
A new research project aims to develop the world's first flying robots capable of autonomously assessing and manufacturing building structures to help areas suffering from natural disasters. The four year collaborative research project entitled ‘Aerial Additive Building Manufacturing: Distributed
The i360 tower in Brighton has been declared the thinnest building in the world. With a diameter of 12.7ft (3.9m), the city’s tallest building won a place in the Guinness World Records as the “most slender tower”.
China has launched its biggest search for aliens yet, which will uproot more than 9,000 people to build the world's largest telescope. Work on the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) began in 2011 and is expected to finish in September.
A mass grave containing about 100 medieval skeletons has been discovered by archaeologists during renovations to the Aberdeen Art Gallery. At least 92 bodies dating to the 13th century have been discovered below the gallery, which is undergoing a £30 million transformation to create a world class c
A new water taxi service to take tourists up and down the River Tay is to get underway next year, after councillors approved a plan to build a series of pontoons along the river where the Venice-style vessels can pick up and drop off sightseers. The Scotsman has reported that Perth and Kinross Counc
A world full of underwater cities, super-tall skyscrapers and homes simply printed out on-demand thanks to 3D printing technology are just some of the ways we can look forward to in 100 years time, according to a new report. The SmartThings Future Living Report, which was commissioned by Samsung-own