Thompsons Solicitors Scotland, working alongside the PCS trade union has secured what is believed to be one of the largest financial settlements for a worker diagnosed with the lung conditions Silicosis and SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) Both conditions are caused by inhaling small particles of
(from left) Allan Callaghan of Cruden, John Swinney and Rufus Logan of BRE An innovative new app has been launched which promises to help social landlords and housebuilders in providing more energy efficient homes, reducing fuel poverty and carbon emissions and improving the health of tenants.
Plans for a £75 million hotel to be built at the former Royal High School in Edinburgh may have been dealt a significant blow following criticism from Historic Scotland. The national heritage watchdog condemned proposed extensions that are central to the redevelopment, saying the wings will “domi
New imagery of Aberdeen’s £107 million Marischal Square transformation has unveiled the type of building materials which will be used for the project. A special showcase event in the city by developer and urban regeneration specialist Muse Developments revealed that two-thirds of the mixed-use pr
An innovative new app developed by BRE (Building Research Establishment) in partnership with Cruden and Kraft Architecture + Research which allows house builders to compare energy efficiency options and the associated cost implications, is now available for free download. The data incorporated withi
Plans have been submitted to transform Glasgow’s historic Scotway House into a new complex for students. Developer Glasgow Harbour has lodged an application which will see the B listed building in Castlebank Street converted into a bar and restaurant, acting as a ‘gateway’ feature to the wider
Castle Mill Works in Edinburgh A Glasgow cemetery which forms an important part of Scotland’s Jewish heritage, the City Observatory Complex in Edinburgh and an extremely rare locomotive turntable in Aberdeen are amongst the latest recipients of Historic Scotland’s Building Repairs Grants Scheme.
Pittormie Castle The owners of a private members club located on the edge of St Andrews have announced a £12m expansion plan which will create around 40 new local jobs.
Lomond Galleries Plans which could secure the future of Lomond Galleries in Alexandria have been approved by West Dunbartonshire Council.
Liberal Democrat councillors have called on Aberdeen City Council to consider the compulsory purchase of the “badly neglected and dangerous” Broadford Works. A large fire broke out at the disused factory on Saturday but no-one was hurt.
Traditional building skills have once again been selected to be showcased in Falkirk’s historic town centre next week as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week. As with last year’s event, a free drop in event will be running at Falkirk Old and St Modan’s Churchyard off Falkirk High Street on Fri
Work to transform the neglected remains of one of Scotland’s architectural gems is to begin within days. The £7.5 million plan will see the former St Peter’s Seminary at Kilmahew, in Argyll, converted into a world-class arts complex almost 30 years after the building was abandoned and left to s
A project to restore and transform Lews Castle in the Outer Hebrides has been thrown a multi-million-pound lifeline. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) will provide £1.7 million and the local authority Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES) will add £1.5m to complete the project.
Historic Scotland’s landmark £8.9 million Engine Shed project in Forthside, Stirling, has taken another step closer to being realised with the appointment of contractor Esh Border Construction. The construction phase will see the transformation of an unused building into a world-leading education
Fiona Hyslop Communities from Aberdeenshire to Argyll and Bute will benefit from over £6.4 million of funding, as part of Historic Scotland’s Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme.