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29/05/2015

Lovell has been appointed to develop new houses for two councils in Scotland. The developer is set to design and build 221 properties. The company will deliver three developments with a value of over £6 million in Cumbernauld and Harthill for North Lanarkshire Council. Build work on 51 new cottag
29/05/2015

Road repairs are scheduled to take place on the A71 Stonehouse Road between Strathaven and Muirburn Road. This is due to essential road surfacing work needing to be carried out. South Lanarkshire Council has announced the road will be closed from 1am on 30 May until 12am on 31 May. Councillor Chr
29/05/2015

The refurbishment of a primary school in South Ayrshire is now complete. The £2.5 million redevelopment of Kincaidston Primary School includes a new kitchen area, a new STEM room and upgraded open learning areas. The classrooms have also been refurbished to modern standards. New furniture has als
29/05/2015

Three high-rise blocks in North Lanarkshire has been demolished to make room for new housing. The Bruce House, Buchan House and Douglas House buildings have been torn down. The demolition is part of Sanctuary in Scotland's £75 million regeneration programme. Gordon Laurie, Director of Sanctuary,
29/05/2015

A former health centre is to be demolished in Moray making way for new housing. The council has confirmed the purchase of the Forres centre site from NHS Grampian with the help of funding from the Scottish Government. The building will be demolished within nine months. Preparations are now being
29/05/2015

A new £50,000 playground has been developed in East Dunbartonshire. The new facility was funded by the council and includes areas for climbing, rocking, spinning, sliding, and swinging. There are also areas for both older children and toddlers. Councillor Ashay Ghai said: "It’s great to be launch
29/05/2015

River Clyde Homes are working with Scottish Gas to deliver a £27 million energy scheme in Renfrewshire. Over 600 homes in Broomhill, Greenock will be made more energy efficient. Work began in March to install high performance solid wall insulation on the outside of all properties. A new district
29/05/2015

CCG has announced work is underway on a new primary school in South Lanarkshire. The new Libberton Primary School is being developed in Biggar as part of the council's £800 million primary school modernisation programme. The building will feature new teaching facilities along with a multi use game
29/05/2015

Albyn Housing has announced the first phase of work has began on a housing development in Alness. The £4.7 million Dalmore development will deliver 37 new homes with a mix of two, three and four bedroom properties. Works on the site are being completed by O'Brien Properties on behalf of Albyn and
29/05/2015

Scottish rents are 1.6% higher than last year, according to the latest Scottish Buy-to-Let Index. The data, published by Your Move, shows residential rents have increased 1.6% year-on-year. The growth is the fastest rate of expansion since November 2014. Glasgow & Clyde has experienced the quicke
28/05/2015

The Scottish Government has released an update on the progress of its climate change adaption measures. The Scottish Climate Adaptation Programme Annual Progress Report states flood defences, transport planning and specialist training for emergency services are some of the measures being undertaken
28/05/2015

West Lothian Council has announced a consultation will be undertaken for a new centre in Armadale. Initial proposals for the Armadale Partnership Centre include: • The extension and reconfiguration of the existing Community Education Centre to accommodate an area housing office and Customer Inform
28/05/2015

East Dunbartonshire Council is to carry out a programme of repairs to properties in Kirkintilloch. The £125,000 scheme in the Waterside area will include external painting, gutter repairs and replacement, render and brickwork repairs along with planned preventative maintenance. Councillor Ashay Gh
28/05/2015

Perth & Kinross Council has invested over £28 million into reducing energy inefficiencies in households since March 2012. Over 2,400 council houses have received upgraded central heating systems. Most of the devices include high efficiency gas condensing combination boilers with high output radiat
28/05/2015

Fife Council has announced roadworks are due to commence on the A915 south of St Andrews. Work will begin on 1 June and last for three weeks. This is due to essential maintenance being carried out to the carriageway. HGV traffic will be restricted from Priorletham Smithy to the C41 Lathockar betw
28/05/2015

East Renfrewshire Council has announced work is due to start on improvements to a centre in Barrhead. A total of £270,000 in improvements will be carried out to the sports area at the Barrhead Foundry. Works include refurbishing the sports hall changing rooms along with installing new lockers and
27/05/2015

Forestry Commission Scotland has announced work will begin to secure a slope along the A82. The commission's geotechnical team are to develop a permanent solution to the slope which was destabilised by a rock fall. Chunks of stone slid down the gradient from a boulder field causing the road betwee
27/05/2015

Scotland Transerv has announced it will carry out over £60,000 of upgrade works to a road near Hamilton. Roadworks will be carried out westbound on the A725 Whistleberry Road to Whistleberry Toll. The resurfacing works are being carried out on behalf of Transport Scotland. A total closure of the
27/05/2015

The Strengthening Communities Programme (SCP) is to receive an additional £688,000 investment. An extra 26 projects will receive the funding on top of the £3 million which was allocated to approximately 50 projects in April 2014. Community Empowerment Minister Marco Biagi said: "I am delighted tha
27/05/2015

Over 2000 local people across Northern Scotland attended a roadshow highlighting the A96 Dualling Programme. The public exhibitions let road users and locals get a first look at early assessment work showing a range of possible road improvement strategies for the route between east of Nairn and Abe
27/05/2015

The Highland Council has announced there is still time for the public to comment on the Flood Risk Strategy plans for Scotland. Information is available on the Scottish Environment Protection Agency's (SEPA) website, including how flooding should be managed, coordinated, funded and delivered, along
27/05/2015

Contractors developing two new schools in West Dunbarton have pushed back the opening of the new buildings to October 2016. The buildings being developed are the new Kilpatrick Secondary School and Kilpatrick Early Years Service (KEYS). The construction team has identified difficult ground conditi
26/05/2015

Hillcrest Housing Association (HA) has been given the green light for the development of 21 flats at a derelict site in Dundee. The HA acquired the land in March 2015. Developer Cullross is due to start building on the site this summer, with work scheduled to be completed in 2016. David Zwirlein,
26/05/2015

The Highland Council has announced the completion of repairs to a pathway for a beauty spot in the region. The steps from Rosemarkie beach up to the old 'High' path leading to Caird's Cave have been restored by the council's access team. Previously the wooden handrail had decayed along with the co
26/05/2015

Solar panels owned by the Edinburgh community are to be installed in 25 council buildings throughout the city. The council will work in partnership with the Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative (ECSC) supported by Energy4All. It is estimated Edinburgh's carbon emissions will be reduced by 855 to
26/05/2015

Aberdeenshire Council has met with Historic Scotland on the site of a listed building which was destroyed by a fire. The council hopes to rebuild its buildings on the site. The B-listed Old Royal Station at Ballater was destroyed in a fire on 12 May. Due to its listed status, Historic Scotland ha
26/05/2015

Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association (HA) has announced the completion of phase three for its Glasgow regeneration project. The £50 million transformation of Anderston has created 334 flats, maisonettes and town houses since 2011. Phase three of works included the development of 158 properties.
26/05/2015

Two CCG developed projects have won accolades at the Scottish Design Awards 2015. The ceremony took place at the Grand Central Hotel on 21 May in Glasgow. Page and Park Architects were awarded 'Best Re-use of a Public Building' for the Kelvingrove Bandstand development. The St Mary's Medical Prac
22/05/2015

East Dunbarton Council has invited residents to attend a drop-in event to find out more information about a new community hub. Work is already underway on the over £5 million Lennoxtown Community Hub. The centre will bring together council, library, leisure and cultural services under one roof. H
22/05/2015

The Highland Council has announced the completion of wall insulation works on 181 homes in the Caol and Lundavra areas of Fort William. The HEEP-ABS scheme aims to make homes warmer and reduce the carbon footprint on the Highlands. The initiative has already saved around 17,000 tonnes of carbon di
22/05/2015

A ceremony has taken place to mark the appointment of three suppliers to the Schools & Centres 21 Phase 2 Framework. Directors from Kier Construction Scotland, Morgan Sindall and Morrison Construction signed the four year agreement along with North Lanarkshire Council representatives. Councillors
22/05/2015

South Lanarkshire Council has announced the closure of the M74 northbound on-slip. The lane at Junction 5 Raith will be closed from 8pm tonight 22 May until 6am on 25 May. The closure is part of Transport Scotland's £500 million M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project for the Raith junction. The
22/05/2015

An apartment development built by Edinburgh Council has won an industry award. The Sailmaker Apartments in Leith won the title of 'Best Partnership in Affordable Housing' at the Homes for Scotland Awards 2015. The development was built through the National Housing Trust (NHT) scheme, in a partners
22/05/2015

Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) has said its 2011 project to fit 500 homes with solar panels was a "success". Tenants have so far saved £388,000 on their energy bills. The panels have generated more than 2.4 million kWh of electricity and saved over 1,400 tonnes of CO2. Alex McGuire, Director o
22/05/2015

Forth Housing Association (HA) has announced the completion of a 16 home development in Stirling. The homes were built due to a partnership involving Cultenhove Opportunities Partnership and Forth HA. The completion of the Cultenhove site was officially marked by the Provost of Stirling, Mike Robb
22/05/2015

A football club in Kilmarnock has been granted funding to develop a new 3G pitch. The Bonnyton Thistle Football Club are proposing to build a full size floodlit artificial pitch with changing facilities. The Developers Contribution Fund has agreed to give £25,000 to cover feasibility, engineering
21/05/2015

Ediston Real Estate has secured funding for the regeneration of a £38 million site in Edinburgh. RBS and Ediston concluded final contracts which now allow work to proceed at the 8.5 acre site. The Edinburgh West Retail Park redevelopment will begin later this month and comprises of 114 new build r
21/05/2015

Inverness and the Highlands residents are being invited to attend an exhibition on the development of the River Ness Public Art Project. Members of the public will be given the chance to have their say on the scheme, which will create a new visitor destination along the banks of the River Ness in I
21/05/2015

Scottish Borders Council has announced a recycling centre will temporarily close in June. The Selkirk Community Recycling Centre will close on 1 June. This is due to necessary maintenance and improvement works being carried out. The site will re-open the following day 2 June. (LM)
21/05/2015

A consultation is underway over proposals to improve an area of a town in Clackmannanshire. The consultation is set up to gather community feedback on plans for the Tron Court area in Tullibody. Current proposals include: • External refurbishment of buildings in Blocks A and B. • New glass canop
21/05/2015

Eildon Housing Association has won an award for its Dunwhinny Gardens site in the Scottish Borders region. The development won the 'Best Development – Medium' category at the Homes for Scotland Awards. The site contains 15 properties and one wheelchair accessible bungalow, situated to the south of
21/05/2015

Aberdeenshire Council has announced works to transform a town centre in the region will begin this week. Artworks will be installed into Banchory's Scott Skinner Square starting 25 May and lasting for approximately 12 weeks. Designs include a new open seating plan incorporating two benches, 15 sea
21/05/2015

A £150,000 sewer flooding relief scheme has been completed by Scottish Water. The eight week project in Fife removed the threat of internal sewer flooding at Cupar's Bank Street. Workmen laid 127m of a new nine inch pipe, including four new manholes. Councillor Margaret Kennedy said: "Scottish Wa
21/05/2015

Esh Border Construction has opened a new set of offices in Livingston due to increased business deals within Scotland. The company, which is part of the Esh Group, has been awarded £10.5 million in contracts so far for 2015. Contracts include a £1.4 million renovation for the Gullane Golf Course,
20/05/2015

A development built by North Ayrshire Council has been nominated as a finalist in the Scottish Home Awards 2015. The Redstone Wynd development has been shortlisted for 'Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year'. The site has 46 homes ranging from two to four bedrooms including three wheelc
20/05/2015

A drop in event has been announced for property owners and occupiers within the Cupar Conservation Area. The exhibition will promote the opportunities available from the new building repair grant scheme. The initiative is funded by Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund through the Cupar
20/05/2015

The Highland Council has announced the Ruthven Bridge will be closed at the end of July. The closure will last for approximately six weeks allowing work to be undertaken on the £1 million project to replace the bridge. Proposals for the bridgeworks require removing the existing bridge superstructu
20/05/2015

Argyll and Bute Council has announced roadworks are taking place on a carriageway in the region. Resurfacing works are being carried out on the A814 Craigendoran from Station Road to Hermitage Academy, Helensburgh. The work will be undertaken from 9.15am to 3.30pm, lasting two weeks. Traffic mana
20/05/2015

Aberdeen Council has announced the money collected from bus lane fines will be invested into a range of transport and road projects. Over £1 million has been collected by the council between 2014-2015. Councillors have agreed to allocate the surplus from penalty charges into areas including cycle
20/05/2015

The Scottish Road Partnership (SRP) are inviting the public to attend a motorway improvements drop-in event in Strathclyde. The exhibition gives residents the opportunity to view SRP's plans for the new road layout and provide an overview of the construction works scheduled for the M8, M73 and M74
20/05/2015

Homes for Scotland (HFS) has expressed frustration on behalf of its members at the Scottish Government's Help to Buy scheme. The shared equity scheme for home builders has almost exhausted the budget for its final 2015/2016 year of funding. The government published figures demonstrating that deman
20/05/2015

Orkney Council are inviting the public to take part in a flood risk management consultation for the county. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) along with 14 local plan districts are jointly consulting on the future direction and delivery of flood risk management across the country.
20/05/2015

SSE has confirmed it is to close Ferrybridge Power Station. The energy provider said it had taken the "difficult decision" following a comprehensive review of its coal-fired power stations. The facility will close by 31 March 2016. In a statement, SSE explained that costs at the 48-year-old st
19/05/2015

The Highland Council has announced the completion of 14 new flats in Ullapool. The one and two bedroom flats on the Garve Road are located on the site of a former Four Seasons Hotel. The flats are highly energy efficient and grouped around a landscaped courtyard with separate parking and private g
19/05/2015

Edinburgh Council will hold a statutory consultation to discuss possible primary school developments for the region. Three schools, South Morningside, James Gillespie’s and Bruntsfield, are facing significant pressures due to rising pupil rolls in south Edinburgh. Three options in the Primary Scho
19/05/2015

Stirling Council has announced work is underway to develop a new roundabout. The new road junction will be located to the west of Fallin, at the junction of the A905 and Bannockburn Station Road. The development will give access to the tip at Lower Polmaise, improving road safety for drivers and h
19/05/2015

A new Community Recycling Centre has opened in the Scottish Borders region. The facility is located at Pinnacle Industrial Estate in Kelso and cost over £800,000 to develop. The council's in-house design teams, Contracts and a number of local companies were involved in the design and construction
19/05/2015

Moray Council has granted approval to develop a row of 30 beach huts on a stretch of shoreline at Findhorn. Council planning officers had recommended a refusal of the proposals designed by 1 Architects. However there was no objection from either Scottish Natural Heritage of the Scottish Environmen
19/05/2015

The Argyll and Bute Council has announced the redevelopment of a 2G pitch at Rothesay. The current 2G sand-dressed pitch at Rothesay Joint Campus will be replaced and upgraded to a 3G sports pitch which will accommodate a wide range of sporting activities. The 40mm 3G pitch will be available for l
19/05/2015

Proposals outlining the latest flood protection plans for Stonehaven are to go on display to the public this week. Residents will be able to view Aberdeenshire Councils latest plans and speak to officers about the scheme ahead of a formal consultation. Proposals for the Stonehaven Flood Protection
19/05/2015

Avanti Architects has been appointed to design new buildings in Southwark for the council. The Glasgow based architect has been selected to draw up new plans for the Walworth Town Hall and Newington Library buildings. Both properties were destroyed by a fire in 2013. Developments will include an
18/05/2015

Graham has been selected as the main contractor for two hospital projects in Scotland. The first contract involves refurbishing the critical care and theatre suites at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. The building will be redeveloped and have a new purpose built Critical Care Unit (CCU) installed,
18/05/2015

West Lothian Council has launched a consultation on Wind Energy Development for the region. The consultation seeks feedback on Draft Interim Supplementary Guidance (SG) for Wind Energy Development. A spokesperson for West Lothian Council said: "The consultation is open to everyone in West Lothian
18/05/2015

North Lanarkshire Council has been given the go ahead for the development of a new primary school. Scottish Ministers agreed not to issue a call-in notice following the council's decision to close Dunrobin Primary School along with Petersburn Primary School and Nursery Class. The Learning and Leis
18/05/2015

The Highland Council has held a meeting to discuss the redevelopment of a castle in the region. The meeting took place on 11 May in Culrain debating plans for the Carbisdale Castle. One proposal includes developing the historic site into a luxury hotel. The meeting was attended by council member
18/05/2015

East Dunbarton Council has announced the deadline for the first round of Stalled Spaces Scotland applications. Community groups are being urged to come forward with ideas for under-used green spaces, stalled development sites and vacant and derelict land in local town centres or settlements. The d
18/05/2015

A cash injection of £45,000 has been given to environmental volunteering projects in the Clyde and Avon Valley. The Scottish Government's People and Communities Fund gave the award to the Clydesdale Community Initiatives (CCI) and Heritage Lottery Fund supported Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Part
18/05/2015

A new facility developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has opened in Inverness. HIE has committed £25 million to develop the 215 acre Enterprise and Research centre. The Inverness Campus has the potential to support up to 1,300 jobs on site and create 950 new jobs across the Highlands
18/05/2015

The Scottish Government has announced public exhibitions are to take place showcasing design work for the A9 Dualling Programme. The £3 billion project involves the upgrade of 80 miles of single carriageway along the A9 between Perth and Inverness by 2025. Exhibition material for Tay Crossing to B
15/05/2015

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has announced further finding for the Lews Castle restoration project. A further £1.7 million has been provided to complete the scheme. Led by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES), the £18 million project involves the transformation of the category-A listed build
15/05/2015

East Dunbarton Council has announced the closure of a car park to allow a drainage survey to be carried out. The Bearsden Burgh Hall's car park will be closed for 12 hours on 20 May from 7am. The work is to allow council contractors to carry out an underground CCTV drainage survey as part of the p
15/05/2015

Carlton Rock has acquired planning approval for a hotel and leisure development in Aberdeen. Plans for the site near Hazlehead Park include a 200 bedroom hotel, spa, swimming pool, function and conference facilities, restaurants and an equestrian centre. However the approval is subject to a final
15/05/2015

Clackmannanshire Council has announced it is acquiring land on a derelict site for a house building development. The council has so far invested over £12 million towards regenerating the town centre. It has been estimated the Alloa area needs around 75 new houses per year. A further new build ho
15/05/2015

A new homelessness accommodation centre and support facility has opened in Aberdeen. The council worked with Kier Construction on the new development, which is situated on the site of the former Victoria House on West North Street. The new £5.5 million centre comprises of a three storey block of s
15/05/2015

Midlothian Council has announced the proposals for its Local Development Plan (MLDP). The MLDP was approved by the Council at a meeting in December last year and has now been published for representation/expressions of opinion. The MLDP Proposed Plan comprises of a development strategy for the fut
15/05/2015

Falkirk Council has secured £1.5 million in government funding to help heat over 200 households. The Scottish Government's Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland (HEEPS) has provided the funds. The HEEPS funding will be used to improve energy efficiency in households. Area Based Schemes wi
15/05/2015

East Ayrshire Council has announced road closures on the A713 south of Dalmellington due to essential resurfacing works. Two sections of the road will be closed from 26 May as part of the Ayrshire Roads Alliance programme to improve the condition of the road network. The project will involve the r
14/05/2015

Work is underway on a new artificial pitch in the Scottish Borders region. The £750,000 2G surface is being built next to Selkirk High School. The council are providing £500,000 of funding towards the project, with sportscotland contributing the remaining £250,000. Councillor Vicky Davidson said:
14/05/2015

The Clackmannanshire Local Development Plan (LDP) has been approved by the council. The plan was approved today 14 May at a council meeting. The LDP provides an approach to land use for planning and development, setting out future development of an area in the region. Along with a guide for the d
14/05/2015

The M8 Junction 31 Eastbound carriageway on the Greenock Road is to be closed for three days in May. Resurfacing works will take place due to the deterioration of the road. Works will occur between 15 May into the early morning of 18 May. A diversion will be in operation during resurfacing: • Tr
14/05/2015

Hillcrest Housing Association has been granted approval to build a social housing development in Dundee. Plans include the development of 14 two bedroom flats and four one bedroom flats with off street parking for residents. The proposed site is next to Lochee Health Centre and the site of the for
14/05/2015

Scotland TranServ has announced essential maintenance will be carried out to the embankments on the A77. Repairs are scheduled to take place overnight from Monday 25 until Friday 29 May 2015 between 10am - 6am. Works are being carried out due to a landslip on the embankment in November 2014. Gord
14/05/2015

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has announced progress is underway on its Flood Risk Management Scheme. The proposed key elements for the South Ford causeway include a dune management scheme for the area of shore to the south of Sgoil Lionacleit and the construction of a flood defence embankment south of
14/05/2015

Dundee Council has announced future developments at a former school site will include an area of public open space. Almost 30 local residents responded to a consultation on the development plans for the Kingspark school site at Gilburn Road. Draft plans for the site include a mix of house types an
14/05/2015

Fife Council has announced the closure of a pathway due to bridge replacement works. The path in the lower glen area of Pittencrieff Park will be temporarily closed from 18 May. Visitors will be unable to access the following sections of the path: • From the first metal bridge (close to the Doubl
13/05/2015

Glasgow City Council has announced £1.6 million in grants will be given towards businesses and projects in the region. The Calton Barras Action Plan has been established to help regenerate the Barras market and wider Calton area. The funds have been made available through the Barras Vacant and Und
13/05/2015

The Tomintoul and Glenlivet Landscape Partnership has appointed a new development officer. Marion McDonald will lead the development phase in a range of projects. These include improvements to the museum and visitor centre in Tomintoul, improving pathways and preserving buildings such as Scalan an
13/05/2015

Fife Council has announced its Executive Committee approved the latest Local Housing Strategy for the next five years. The strategy identifies the issues affecting local communities to be tackled over the next five years, including: • Prevention of Homelessness. • Access to Housing. • Healthy He
13/05/2015

SSE Enterprise Energy solutions is among the finalists of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards 2015. Projects that SEE has worked on with the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and West Yorkshire Police have been nominated for the 'Technical Innovation of the Year – Pro
13/05/2015

Edinburgh Council has announced plans for a number of new nursery facilities in the region. The £4.2 million investment includes plans for new early years facilities being built at Ferryhill Primary School and Tynecastle Nursery to replace the existing facilities. Further developments include a pe
13/05/2015

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has announced two development projects are to receive community capital grants. The Community Capital Grants Fund (CCGF) has awarded £65,800 to the projects which together total over £800,000. The Urras Sgire Oighreachd Bharabhais Community Company (USOBCS) plans to purch
13/05/2015

Dundee City Council has announced more than 12,000 council houses meet the Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS). The council injected £157 million into the Scottish Government scheme for over a decade. Works included installing 11,329 kitchens, 10,163 bathrooms and 10,575 central heating syste
13/05/2015

East Dunbartonshire Council has lodged a planning application for a new primary school. In partnership with architect Holmes Miller, the new school will be built on the site of the existing Lenzie Moss Primary School. The development is part of the Council's Primary School Improvement Programme an
13/05/2015

James Frew has received an award for its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. The Silver Award was given to the building services company from the Crichton Carbon Centre. The Stevenston business has been working with the centre on reviewing its processes and delivery of services to minimise its
13/05/2015

Homes for Scotland (HFS) has urged councillors to stop "procrastinating" over the Edinburgh Local Development Plan (LDP). The HFS wants the council to move forward with plans to avoid remaining vulnerable to "planning by appeal". However the organisation believes the current draft plan falls short
12/05/2015

A hydro industry expert has warned that government cuts could make further development in the sector "unlikely". Joss Blamire, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, suggested that Scotland has until the end of the year until future schemes cease to be financially viable. The warning comes
12/05/2015

A community park in Glasgow is entering its next phase of development work. The Camlachie Community Park in the east end of the city has underwent landscaping redevelopment. Plans for the next phase of work are to create a skate park, a bouldering facility and a natural play and adventure area.
12/05/2015

Murray and Burrell has completed an extension of a primary school in the Scottish Borders region. The new extension at Westruther Primary School was officially opened at the end of April. Pupils unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion. Additions to the school include a new office, re
12/05/2015

East Dunbartonshire Council has asked a community for their views on a new purpose-built nursery for the area. Auchinairn residents have been sent details of the council's proposals as part of a consultation running between 11 May to 25 June. Plans include to establish a new nursery facility on th
12/05/2015

A new GP unit has been opened in Perth and Kinross. The £2.6 million unit was opened at Blairgowrie Community Hospital on 11 May by Deputy First Minister John Swinney and NHS Tayside Chairman Sandy Watson. The GP facility provides a modern environment for patient care, incorporating a purpose-buil
12/05/2015

Easthall Park Housing Co-operative has won the 'Housing Excellence Small Social landlord of the Year 2015' award. Mary Davidson, Chairperson of Easthall Park, said: "It gives us great pleasure that we have been awarded the title of Social Landlord of the year for small organisations as the judges c
12/05/2015

Orkney Builders has received an award from Skill's Development Scotland (SDS). The firm has been named SDS' Youth Employer of the Month for committing to employing and training the islands' young people. Chairman of SDS, John F. McClelland CBE, said: "The Youth Employer of the Month Award acknowle
12/05/2015

Hadden Construction has announced an agreement to build luxury apartments in Dundee. Tor Homes (Scotland) awarded Hadden a contract to develop 27 apartments from the Eastern Primary School building in Broughty Ferry. Plans for the apartments include open plan living spaces, with some having vaulte
12/05/2015

Dundee Council has announced almost £600,000 of improvement works are to be carried out across the region. The City Development Committee will be asked to approve a raft of work, including roof repairs and replacements at city primary schools. Tenders include the provision of enabling works to ere
12/05/2015

East Ayrshire Council has agreed further funding grants for the Cumnock Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS). An additional £166,000 has been made available to develop three properties and improve their appearance. Buildings at 30-34 Ayr Road will receive over £5,000 for a new shop front a
11/05/2015

Renfrewshire Council is to host an event celebrating the completion of a new town hall. The £14.5 million Johnstone Town Hall officially opened at the end of March. The new hall contains modern facilities including a theatre space, a library, a dance studio, a ceremony suite and café, meeting room
11/05/2015

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has launched the Experience Construction Programme (ECP). The programme gives young people the opportunity to gather work experience in construction. The scheme has been devised in the wake of new figures released by the CITB, showing the recruitment
11/05/2015

The Highland Council has organised a public meeting to discuss heating options for a local village. Residents of Caol are invited to debate options for the provision of low cost, sustainable, environmentally-friendly heating in the area. Council representatives will be in attendance and engineerin
11/05/2015

Planning permission has been approved by East Dunbartonshire Council for a proposed redevelopment site. Permission was granted for the former Tom Johnston House site and Whitegates Business Park. Plans for the 10 acre mixed-use development in Kirkintilloch include a food store, a petrol filling st
11/05/2015

Aberdeenshire Council has announced the opening of its new headquarters. The council awarded a £5 million contract to Robertson Construction to develop the building. The Buchan House on St Peter Street now houses council services which formerly occupied a range of premises throughout the town. Th
11/05/2015

Transport Minister Derek Mackay has approved a new A82 road scheme. The £9.2 million Pulpit Rock development will remove traffic lights on the Loch Lomondside section of the road. A new viaduct will carry traffic over the shores of the Scottish loch. Mr Mackay said: "The A82 is not only a vital li
11/05/2015

Melville Housing Association (HA) has agreed a deal with Taylor Wimpey to deliver 28 homes in Midlothian. The project is expected to cost nearly £3 million, with the Scottish Government granting over £1.5 million. The new properties will be built at Taylor Wimpey's Cameron Gardens development in B
11/05/2015

Transport Scotland has announced public exhibitions to gather feedback on a roadwork scheme for the A96. Communities will be given a chance to look at early assessment work to dual roadworks between east of Naim and Aberdeen. Work has reached an advanced stage for a section between Inverness and N
08/05/2015

Knight Property Group has announced plans for its business park development in Aberdeenshire. The Kingshill Commercial Park is a 12 acre development valued at over £40 million in Westhill. Ground works and infrastructure has already commenced on the site. Plans include to build ten industrial prop
08/05/2015

Marshall Construction is to begin developing an extension for a Premier Inn in Glasgow. Development work is expected to start on 11 May. The 14 bed extension at Cambuslang is the second extension to the hotel and will bring the number of bedrooms to 72. Work is expected to last approximately 24 w
08/05/2015

Two apprentices from City Buildings have redecorated a charity shop in Glasgow. Lee Raeburn (21) and Barry Scott (20) renovated The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice shop in Govan Shopping Centre. The project took two weeks and involved painting, filling, taping and re-coating the shop unit. The
08/05/2015

Perth and Kinross Council has invited the public to view designs for improvements to the A9/A85 junction and link road to Bertha Park. The exhibitions will also gather feedback for a new boundary at Perth Crematorium. The public will also be updated on the Perth Transport Futures Project. The sch
08/05/2015

Aberdeenshire Council has announced five towns are to benefit from funding to improve walking, cycling and access to public transport. The council secured funding from Sustrans and Paths for All. Fraserburgh, Portlethen, Ellon, Huntly and Inverurie are part of the proposed development Integrated T
08/05/2015

Scotland TranServ has announced road closures ahead of resurfacing works in South Ayrshire. The Bankfield Roundabout on the A77 north and south bound will be closed between 11 May to 15 May from 8pm to 6am each night. This is due to £80,000 of scheduled resurfacing works taking place. Contract Di
08/05/2015

Ogilvie Construction has been appointed to deliver a student and retail development in Edinburgh. Developer S Harrison awarded Ogilvie the £23 million contract to provide student accommodation units and 6500 sq ft of retail provision. The development will build 240 student units across five storey
08/05/2015

A library is to be closed in West Lothian due to scheduled maintenance work. The Linlithgow Customer Information (CIS) and Library is to undergo work beginning on 11 May and lasting one week. Works include a carpet deep clean and new flooring along with painting and plastering work. The building
07/05/2015

Graham Construction has been awarded a £7 million contract by the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT). The deal involves developing the modernisation of Goven Subway and bus station. The Interchange development is part of Graham's ongoing £288 million Subway Modernisation programme. Glass
07/05/2015

The Scottish Borders council has invited the local construction and skilled trades sector to a free networking and information event. The exhibition provides a chance to learn more about how to start or develop a business within the local public sector. Representatives of Business Gateway and the
07/05/2015

A planning application for the Laverock Braes development has been submitted to Aberdeen City Council. The application seeks permission to construct roads, utilities, drainage and landscaping for 650 homes at the Grandhome site. The new Laverock Braes development will contain shops and business sp
07/05/2015

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority board has announced its Proposed Local Development Plan. The board approved a six-week consultation of the plan, which outlines new developments for housing, tourism and infrastructure over the next ten years. Plans include: • Affordable housing
07/05/2015

West Lothian Council has taken ownership of a site for a new £7.5 million primary school. A land transfer contract was signed by developers allowing plans to move forward. Funding for the new school in Armadale has already been agreed by West Lothian Council and a tender for the construction will
07/05/2015

Proposals for the latest phase of the Kirkintilloch Town Centre Plan have been approved by the East Dunbartonshire council. An investment of over £2 million has been made to improve the street environment of the town. Concerns were expressed by members of the public and local groups over changes t
07/05/2015

Renovation work on Royal Deeside's Polhollick Footbridge is to begin in May. Aberdeenshire Council's Policy and Resources Committee approved funding of over £300,000 for the works, which include essential repairs, strengthening, conservation and a full repaint. The Council’s Head of Planning and B
07/05/2015

Michael Laird Architects (MLA) has been granted planning approval for its £35m Urban Villa waterside project in Edinburgh. The project is being developed on behalf of Union Hanover. MLA worked in collaboration with architects Grzywinski+Pons on the Freer Street site. Plans include the development
06/05/2015

PSL Land (PSLL) has submitted a planning application for a studio development in Edinburgh. The 86 acre site will contain a film and television production facility incorporating six sound stages, an external water-stage, two backlots, workshops and production office spaces. Jim O’Donnell, PSLL Dev
06/05/2015

East Lothian Council has announced the Fa'side Area Partnership are looking for the public to make recommendations for the town centre. Over 150 local people took place in the community and planning exercise in March. Ideas included improving the functioning of the traffic on the High Street, a ne
06/05/2015

BAM Construction has announced its Johnstone Town Hall development has won the 'Development of the Year (Public Buildings)' at the Scottish Property Awards. The new Town Hall opened to the public at the end of March and was project managed by Hub West Scotland. BAM Construction Scottish Regional D
06/05/2015

Esh Border Construction has announced the completion of a £3.7 million extension of a food production facility in Dumfries and Galloway. The company delivered the project for pâté manufacturers Castle MacLellan Foods. A new freezer building with a dry goods facility was developed, as well as a go
06/05/2015

Hub South West has announced the financial closure on the £36m Garnock campus project. Kier Construction has been appointed as the contractor for the school campus development. Michael McBrearty, Chief Executive of hubSouthWest said: "Garnock Academy will be a flagship project generating growth, m
06/05/2015

As part of a range of measures aimed at supporting the Superglass brand presence in the growing UK construction sector, Superglass has announced the introduction of new packaging designs across the company’s standard product range. A formal review of the existing packaging commenced with in depth r
05/05/2015

Ground Developments has invested over £1 million in to new plant machinery. The new machinery consist of: • Two Hydrema articulated dumper trucks. • Lime spreaders that are being specially built in Germany to our unique specification. • New compaction equipment. •A further dozer and excavator
05/05/2015

Road closures are to occur in the Greenlock area due to maintenance work being carried out by the Caledonia Water Alliance. Traffic management will be in place while work is being undertaken. A portion of the inside lane on the west-bound carriageway of East Hamilton Street will be closed until 22
05/05/2015

A user survey has been announced by Moray Council following a £1.2 million refurbishment project. The Town Hall in Elgin was refurbished in November 2014. Those who have visited the building since work was completed are invited to give their views. A Moray Council spokesman said: "It is important
05/05/2015

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) Scotland has appointed Malcolm Cannon as a non-executive Director. TPO Scotland is a standards and mediation scheme specifically for Scottish estate agents and the Private Rented Sector (PRS). Mr Cannon believes that "more must be done" to encourage people to seek out
05/05/2015

Lochee Leisure Centre is to receive upgrade works courtesy of Dundee City Council. An investment of over £900,000 is to be made, which will increase disabled changing and provide a more family friendly environment. There will also be a refurbishment of the sauna area and replacement of the pool h
05/05/2015

The Scottish Government has announced the Highland Council will continue with its proposal to establish a new school campus. Government Ministers considered the council's proposals and decided it has fulfilled its obligations under the Schools Consultation Scotland Act 2010. The programme is part
05/05/2015

A nursery in East Lothian is to be relocated due to development work being carried out at its current premises. Levenhall Nursery will be moved to Pinkie St Peter's Primary School after a decision by the headteacher Sarah Ogden and the Head of Education Darrin Nightingale. The old Levenhall nurser
05/05/2015

North Lanarkshire Council has announced £89,000 in funding to create a new playground area in Calder Park. The Motherwell Local Area Partnership is to contribute £59,000, while Play Services via the Learning and Leisure Capital budget, will fund the remaining £30,000. Designs include a climbing un
05/05/2015

Scottish Water (SW) has announced the completion of a water services assignment in Canada. Project consultants identified benefits for The City of Calgary’s Water Services business unit. The team carried out a 12 month review of Calgary's water-related operational activities, drawing on SW's knowl
05/05/2015

Southern General Hospital, which serves for the South-West of Glasgow, has chosen to work closely with Boon Edam to offer their patients, staff and visitors to the hospital a welcoming and reassuring entry to their hospital. By installing a bespoke Duotour revolving door with integrated curved cor
01/05/2015

Michael Laird Architects has announced its proposed £120 million plan for the Fountainbridge area in Edinburgh has been approved. The plans include the development of 9,650m2 of land which currently separates the Fountainbridge plan brownfield site with the existing development at Edinburgh Quay.
01/05/2015

A stretch of the B818 1.5 miles west of Fintry will be closed for four weeks on 11 May. This is due to work being carried out as part of a £2.5 million project to provide households in Stirlingshire with clearer, fresher drinking water. Contractor Farrans are rehabilitating 3.7 miles of water main
01/05/2015

Broxburn Primary School in West Lothian will receive a new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) in 2015/2016. A proposed plan was approved as part of the three year General Services Capital Programme. The new MUGA will be used by the school and the local community to support the teaching of physical educat
01/05/2015

Listed Building Consent has been granted by Historic Scotland for the proposed development to the North Tower of Inverness Castle. An application was submitted by the Highland Council for alterations and the formation of viewing platforms at the Castle North Tower. Historic Scotland granted the st
01/05/2015

Work has started to redevelop a historic building into a retail and residential facility in Glasgow. The £1.5 million refurbishment by Caledon Group on the 190 Trongate building will involve building eight apartments and a retail unit on the ground floor spanning 1,163 sq ft. There will also be 72
01/05/2015

Scotland TranServ are set to carry out over £100,000 of improvement works to the eastbound M8 at Southbar. Junctions 30 and 29 are being developed on behalf of Transport Scotland. Resurfacing works will take place overnight from 8 May until 10 May with the eastbound carriageway being closed during
01/05/2015

Local councils are advising employees in the Dyce area to find alternative routes to work due to construction work in the area. The development of three new business parks close to Aberdeen International Airport is set to increase commuter traffic in the coming weeks. Scottish Enterprise, Nestrans
01/05/2015

Scottish Water has advised Paisley motorists additional traffic management will be in place as it continues to progress with waste water infrastructure updates. New Sneddon Street will be closed for eight weeks from 5 May while developers continue to upsize the waste water pipework of the street.
01/05/2015

Proposed plans for the Elgin western link in Moray have been backed by the Scottish Government's senior planning experts. The project is part of the council's Local Development Plan and has been examined by three government planning reporters. The report findings stated: "The link is considered ne
01/05/2015

Perth & Kinross Council has announced roadworks will be carried for six weeks on the A93 at Rochallie. The works will stabilise an embankment and carry out improvements to the existing road drainage system. The road will also be resurfaced. Works will begin on 11 May. Due to the reduced width of t
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