Workmen building a high school in southern China were dynamiting through bedrock – and when the dust settled, they found they had inadvertently uncovered a well-preserved dinosaur skeleton. It turned out to be the first example of its species, which scientists have named Tongtianlong limosus – w
Robertson Capital Projects is set to start work on Orkney’s new £60 million hospital in “the very near future” after councillors granted the facility planning permission this week. Orkney Islands Council’s planning committee approved the project with the additional recommendation that the i
The UK construction sector suffered its worst quarter for four years following the vote to leave the EU, official figures have shown. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said today that output in the sector, which accounts for 6 per cent of the UK economy, slipped by 1.1 per cent between July a
Hoskins Architects have submitted a planning application to Moray Council to transform Brodie Castle into a key visitor attraction to support Scotland’s heritage. Submitted on behalf of the National Trust for Scotland, the practice wants to create a ‘Garden of Playfulness’ as part of a £2.8 m
A ground investigation contract for the A9 Dualling project worth nearly £1.5 million has been awarded to Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical Ltd which will help progress the Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie and Dalwhinnie to Crubenmore schemes. The ground investigation work is expected to begin later this m
Minister for local government and housing Kevin Stewart MSP presented the awards to representatives of Fife Council and the Forth Bridge World Heritage Partnership The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning marked its 18th awards ceremony this week celebrating achievements in planning, right from t
The former headquarters of Royal Bank of Scotland in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, is to become a restaurant. The Glasgow-based Di Maggio’s Group, which already has three outlets in the Capital, says it is set to invest £2 million in the project which will have a “Scottish influence at its heart
New Jaguar and Volvo showrooms set for M8 Bell Building Projects Ltd has announced two new contract awards for its client Lookers Plc. The deals will see new build Jaguar and Volvo showrooms located adjacent to the M8 motorway at Hillington Park constructed to the latest corporate specification.
The Forest Green Rovers’ football club will soon be the owners of a football stadium made almost entirely out of wood. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the new 5,000-10,000 seater stadium will be the first of its kind anywhere in the world.
Proposals for a new community adjacent to Heriot-Watt University at Riccarton have been lodged by livestock auctioneering business H&H Group plc. The proposal for Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) for ‘Riccarton Mains Village’, will provide additional accommodation for both university
Plans to create an immigration holding facility near Glasgow Airport have been rejected by Renfrewshire Council due to the building’s location. Members of the council's planning and property policy board unanimously refused a planning application to establish a facility with 20 bedrooms and ancill