Holyrood's local government and communities committee will continue to examine the Planning (Scotland) Bill tomorrow as it hears evidence from organisations from the country’s builders and planners. Tammy Swift-Adams, director of planning, Homes for Scotland, Jenny Hogan, deputy chief executive, S
Leon Hay from Cumbernauld was the first of the stonemason apprentices specially recruited as part of the Mackintosh Library restoration Construction apprentices will go on to earn thousands of pounds more, every year, than many of their university-educated counterparts, according to the latest resea
Confidence and workloads for small builders in Scotland took a sharp downward turn towards the end of 2017 amid continuing skills shortages in the sector, according to the Federation of Master Builders in Scotland (FMB Scotland). Key results from the FMB’s latest State of Trade Survey found that t
Two-thirds of NIMBYs in Scottish admit to being frustrated that the next generation can’t afford to buy their own home, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). A UK-wide study into NIMBYs (‘not-in-my-back-yard’), or in other words people who tend to take an
(from left) Pam Ewen, Ian Drummond, Mark McEwen, Nicola Barclay, Cllr Altany Craik, Gordon Nelson, John Mills and Hugh Hall Lochgelly, last year’s winner of Scotland’s Most Improved Town, was the venue of the 11th Fife House Builders Forum this week.
Scottish building firms have experienced a slowdown in growth for the second consecutive quarter amid skills shortages and inflationary pressures, according to the Federation of Master Builder (FMB) Scotland.
Gordon Nelson The Federation of Master Builders in Scotland (FMB Scotland) has called on the Scottish Government to reconsider its approach to the construction industry given its economic and strategic importance to the country.
Gordon Nelson Growth among Scottish builders slowed significantly in the second quarter of 2017 as political uncertainty and price concerns hit home, according to Federation of Master Builders in Scotland (FMB Scotland).
Workloads for small and medium-sized construction firms in Scotland rose faster than at any time since the 2007 financial crisis, a new survey has revealed. The latest report from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) shows that workloads for Scottish construction SMEs rose faster than at any time
Gordon Nelson Scottish builders reported growth in the final three months of 2016 but skills shortages have spread from carpentry and roofing to plumbers and site managers, according to the Federation of Master Builders Scotland (FMB Scotland).
Gordon Nelson The Federation of Master Builders Scotland (FMB Scotland) has called on the Scottish Government to give the construction industry priority access to the £10 million Flexible Workforce Development Fund.
Gordon Nelson The Federation of Master Builders Scotland (FMB Scotland) has welcomed the “long-overdue” confirmation of funding the Scottish Government will receive from the new Apprenticeship Levy and called on ministers to commit to ring-fencing the funds.