The boss of a Highland civil engineering firm is helping a cash-strapped council by filling in potholes for free. Mark Armstrong realised he could use leftover asphalt from road laying jobs his staff had completed elsewhere. Now he fills in potholes in his local area, paying his workers for the extr
Plans have been revealed to build an amphitheatre made from 50 pianos in Edinburgh. Run in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), the 100-seater Pianodrome is an interactive sculpture, acoustic concert venue, lecture theatre and musical instrument which will host a full programm
Balfour Beatty Summer Placement student and sharpshooter David McMath has won Commonwealth gold in the men's ‘Double Trap’ shooting event for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Bisbane after an exciting final.
Edinburgh-based independent building and project consultancy Paragon has launched what is believed to be the UK property industry’s first in-house drone service following the recruitment of a highly experienced aerial surveyor. Elliott Garrett joins the business following nine years’ experience
An architect has completed a house in northern Italy that can rotate 360 degrees. Balanced on a central pillar, the octagonal house can be mechanically rotated in both directions to give its owner varied views. The rotation is also used to direct the house's solar panels towards the sun.
A three-storey house the size of a parking space will arrive in the centre of Birmingham to showcase the grand launch of a new integrated journey app. Often dubbed as the Spotify or Netflix of the transport world, Whim integrates journey planning, reservations, payments and subscriptions into one ap
A glamping bothy which was up for a national award last year has been given retrospective planning permission. The Sheep Shed is owned by James and Jane Foad, and was a finalist for Shed of the Year in 2017.
Three fox cubs have been rescued by a construction worker after being discovered under rubble at a building site. The cubs, named Ethan, Frank and Bourne, were discovered at a site in Edinburgh last week and are currently being cared for by staff at the Scottish SPCA.
US entrepreneur Elon Musk is to turn his hand to selling giant interlocking bricks made from rock - Lego style. Produced by his recently formed tunnelling business, the Boring Company, Musk will sell “kits” of bricks, starting with one that makes it easy to build things from “ancient Egypt,”