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31/10/2017

Scottish housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Group has reported a rise in profits for the fifth consecutive year. In its financial results for the year to 30 April 2017, the company revealed profit before tax increased 22% to £12.7 million, compared with £10.4m in 2016. In addition, turnover rose 1% t
31/10/2017

Maxi Construction has been appointed to deliver the fourth phase of a retail park redevelopment project in Perth. The company will build five new retail units at St Catherine's Retail Park on behalf of Episo Boxes GP Ltd, following on from the successful completion of previous phases of work. The
31/10/2017

A £14 million restoration project in Argyll and Bute has been backed by a £1m investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) The redevelopment of Rothesay Pavilion aims to transform the Grade A listed building into a hub featuring a shop, café, office space and venues for music and t
31/10/2017

Plans have been approved to create a new £1.7 million sport hub in West Dunbartonshire. The scheme involves redeveloping Dumbarton's Posties Park into a modern facility featuring a six-lane all-weather athletics track, a grass football pitch and purpose built modern changing facilities along with a
31/10/2017

An ancient historical stone has been uncovered by contractors building the £35 million A9/A85 project in Perth and Kinross. The stone was discovered by Balfour Beatty's workers, who halted works in the area to allow archaeologists to inspect the stone and site of its discovery. Mark Hall, from the
31/10/2017

Resurfacing work is to start on the M8 Motorway near Glasgow Airport. Scotland TranServe will begin repairing a 650-metre section of the Westbound carriageway at Junction 29 west of Glasgow Airport from Friday, 03 November. Completion is scheduled for Monday, 06 November. Work will take place betw
30/10/2017

Residents are being invited to view plans for a new residential development in Elgin, Moray. The proposals involving building 370 new homes for Bilbohall, including plans to develop landscaping and open space. In addition, more than half of the proposed homes will be made 'affordable'. A drop-in e
30/10/2017

Motorists and residents are being invited to view plans for upgrading the A90/A937 junction in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire. Two variations of a flyover replacing the existing junction to the south of Laurencekirk, and the realignment of the A937 with a new flyover north of the town are the three op
30/10/2017

Up to £3 million has been invested by McLaren Packaging into the construction of a new manufacturing, design and testing facility in Stirling. The 20,000 sq ft centre is being built on a greenfield site at Broadleys Business Park for specialist designer and manufacturing subsidiary, Blue Box Design
30/10/2017

Landslip repair works are underway on the A77 at Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway. The programme is being carried out by Scotland TranServ following the acceleration of complicated groundworks and investigations at the location. Features include stabilising the embankment supporting the road as we
30/10/2017

Work is continuing on a £5 million water infrastructure upgrade project in the Innellan area of Argyll & Bute. Scottish Water alliance partner aBV is carrying out work to improve and protect the coastal waters around the Holy Loch and parts of the Firth of Clyde. The scheme involves installing a
30/10/2017

The Scottish Government has unveiled flexible shared equity schemes that will allow older people to gain greater access to 'affordable' housing. Under the proposals, older people will be able to access a range of home ownership schemes that will remove the requirement for a mortgage contribution an
30/10/2017

A new £9 million primary school is scheduled to open next week in Argyll and Bute. Kirn Primary School has been built by Morrison Construction on the existing site of the original 1881 Victorian building, which has been retained and refurbished. The two-storey development took 16 months to complet
30/10/2017

Nearly £6 million worth of external wall insulation work is to be carried out at council properties in Dundee. The project will be delivered across 394 properties, with a client contribution for 371 tenanted properties, at homes in Dryburgh, Douglas & Angus, and St Mary's. The balance of funding f
30/10/2017

A new £18 million Additional Support Needs School (ASN) is set to open next month in Grangemouth, Falkirk. The new Carrongrange High School will be officially unveiled by Deputy First Minister John Swinney on Wednesday, 01 November. Work on the building started in February 2016 and was completed i
30/10/2017

School pupils from North Lanarkshire have taken part in a traditional building skills workshop in Fife. A total of 20 students from St Ambrose, Coatbridge, St Andrews and Portland high schools learned about traditional building techniques at the Scottish Lime Centre Trust, as well as the geology of
27/10/2017

The Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme has scooped a prestigious industry accolade. The £32.1 million project picked up the Environmental Award at the Saltire Civil Engineering Awards on Tuesday, 24 October. The development provides protection to around 600 homes and businesses from major flood event
27/10/2017

Work on new £2.2 million gardens and community centre in Inverclyde is now complete. The Broomhill Gardens and Community Hub in Mearns Street, Greenock was officially opened by Provost Martin Brennan on today, 27 October. The project, which was built by CCG and designed by Inch Architecture and ER
27/10/2017

Residents in Berwickshire are being warned to be on their guard following reports of bogus workmen operating in the area. Two men arrived at the house of an elderly man in the Greenlaw area on Thursday, 26 October and told the man there was a burst water main under his property. Despite there bein
27/10/2017

New figures have revealed Scotland's commercial market remained buoyant between July and September this year. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' UK Commercial Market Survey for Q3 states occupier demand continued to rise in the industrial sector, yet was weak in the retail market and dec
27/10/2017

Work is to begin on a £3.2 million environmental improvement project in South Lanarkshire. The scheme aims to tackle flooding in part of Rutherglen and will be carried out by Scottish Water's delivery partners, amey Black & Veatch (aBV). Features include installing a new section of sewer pipe, up
27/10/2017

A new £30 million High School has been opened in Elgin. The high-tech campus was built by Balfour Beatty in partnership with Hub North Scotland on behalf of Moray Council. Funded by the Scottish Futures Trust, features include a fitness complex, auditorium, library and state-of-the-art catering fa
27/10/2017

Demolition works are to begin on the bridge carrying the A956 over the A90 at Charleston near Aberdeen. The scheme, which is subject to weather conditions, it being carried out as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project. To carry out the project safely
27/10/2017

West Lothian Council has taken on 40 new apprentices for its 2017 Modern Apprentice training programme. The new recruits will work across a range of service areas, including electrical, joinery, roofing, plastering, plumbing, painting and horticulture. Further opportunities are available for roles
27/10/2017

Repair works are to be carried out after a road partially collapsed at Soldiers Rock on the Knoydart peninsula in the Highlands. Earlier this week, the council's Roads Inspector was informed a 15-metre section of the route had collapsed. The 4.8 mile single track road between Scottas and Airor is
27/10/2017

AJ Engineering has fabricated three sets of stairs along with seven new access platforms as part of the Forth Road Bridge project. The stairs are due to lifted into place from a barge floating below the bridge in the Firth of Forth. The platforms will be lowered from the maintenance roadway in par
26/10/2017

Updated plans are to be submitted for the redevelopment of Ravenscraig in North Lanarkshire. Proposals by Ravenscraig Ltd, a joint venture between Scottish Enterprise, Wilson Bowden Ltd and Tata Steel, includes further housing, a primary school close to Carfin, a new 17-acre park, and a convenience
26/10/2017

Scotland's planning authorities cannot force developers to contribute towards a strategic transport infrastructure fund without legislation, the Supreme Court has ruled. The ruling was made on Wednesday following a case by Elsick Development Company against Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Develop
26/10/2017

The £41 million Edinburgh Gateway station has won an accolade at the Saltire Scottish Civil Engineering Awards. The project was named the winner of the 'Building' category. Built by Network Rail and Balfour Beatty as part of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP), the development consi
26/10/2017

Work on a £24 million water mains upgrade project in North Ayrshire was recently halted to ensure it did not impact on the natural habitat of wildlife, Scottish Water has revealed. Caledonia Water Alliance is carrying out work for the company to install a new 7.3 mile-long strategic water main in t
26/10/2017

Work on a new £3 million industrial unit at Clyde Gateway East Business Park in Glasgow is now complete. The 27,000 sq ft Unit 201 manufacturing and engineering facility was built by Keir Construction on behalf of Clyde Gateway. It provides 25,500 sq ft of highly-specified, column-free workshop sp
26/10/2017

Up to 50 new 'affordable' homes are to be built near Callander, Stirling. The £5 million scheme will be delivered by Lovell, which has been chosen by Rural Stirling Housing Association as it's preferred development partner for the project. Located to the east of the A81, south of Callander and wit
26/10/2017

New figures have revealed more than 3,000 new homes were registered between July and September in Scotland. A total of 3,056 homes were registered by builders during Q3 this year, a 50% increase compared with the same period last year (2,033). On a UK-wide scale, a total of 37,936 houses were regi
26/10/2017

Up to £3 million of funding is to be shared across six regeneration projects in Argyll and Bute. The investment, which is being made as part of the council's Tarbert and Lochgilphead Regeneration Fund, will help boost the local economy, create jobs and regenerate areas. Members of the Policy and R
26/10/2017

Work is to begin to install a new traffic management system for Springholm in Dumfries and Galloway. Working with contractors Dynniq, Swarco and the council, the installation of the Reverse Speed Discrimination Signals will see the village become the first to benefit from the use of signals in this
26/10/2017

The Highland Council has approved a draft and submission of a Harbour Revision Order for construction upgrade works at Uig Harbour. The scheme is part of work by the local authority, in conjunction with Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL), CalMac and the Western Isles Council, to develop Uig, Tar
25/10/2017

West Lothian Council has welcomed 40 new modern apprentices to its training scheme for 2017. The new apprentices will work across a wide range of service areas including; electrical, joinery, roofing, plastering, plumbing, painting and horticulture. Opportunities have also been made available with
25/10/2017

The Cuningar Loop Woodland Park and Footbridge was a major winner at the Saltire Civil Engineering Awards Ceremony held in Edinburgh on 24 October, picking up the Community Award. The judges were impressed how the regeneration of the 15-hectare site had transformed a vacant, derelict and unusable s
25/10/2017

Up to 12,000 young people could be facing a shortfall up to £8.6 million through UK Government plans to introduce Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates to the social rented sector. The UK Government has proposed to cap the housing element of Universal Credit for social housing tenants at LHA rates, i
25/10/2017

As part of the world's largest ever architecture lesson over 400 pupils from eight local schools in Renfrewshire utilised the coding game Minecraft. A total of 406 pupils from eight local primary schools were guided through a history of Paisley's architecture while also learning how to use code to
25/10/2017

North Lanarkshire Council has announced another opportunity for tenants to get involved in their housing service at their annual tenants' conference. The conference is taking place on Saturday, 4 November, at Airdrie Academy, from 9am – 12.30pm and is described as an excellent event for tenants fro
25/10/2017

East Ayrshire Council has announced a Public Engagement Event on Saturday 28 October. The event will reveal "ambitious new ideas for the transformation of Kilmarnock Town Centre". On display in the Citizens Advice Bureau, Foregate, Kilmarnock will be proposals for the future of four key areas: The
25/10/2017

Aberdeenshire Council has confirmed that the Crovie Road will remain closed while a stabilisation programme is being developed. The road on the north coast of Aberdeenshire, which had to be closed at the end of last month, will have to remain shut until spring while engineers progress plans to stab
25/10/2017

The regeneration of the former Fort William Secondary school building in Lochaber is taking shape. With work on Phase 1 drawing to a close, the Highland Council has announced the large B-listed building, which includes the modern extension which will accommodate the Department of Works and Pensions
24/10/2017

Plans have been revealed to invest £350 million in Dundee over the next five years. The construction programme includes developing projects such as the Waterfront and V&A Dundee, building new schools, an additional young persons' house, more affordable housing and delivering the Regional Performanc
24/10/2017

Work to demolish and rebuild the A905 Kerse Road bridge in Stirling will get underway in April next year, Network Rail has confirmed. The six-month scheme will see Morgan Sindall work with Network Rail to level and replace the road bridge over the railway to the south of Stirling station. Completio
24/10/2017

Work on a £31 million student accommodation development in Edinburgh is now complete. The Old Printworks scheme in the centre of the city has been built by Ogilvie Construction for Crosslane Student Developments, part of the Crosslane Group. The new, purpose-built, high specification project compr
24/10/2017

Work to restore an endangered historical building in Catrine, East Ayrshire is taking shape. The three-storey tenement at 19-25 St Germain Street, which houses six flats and two commercial units, is the first to benefit from the council's Town Centre Vacant and Derelict Buildings Grant Scheme. Loc
24/10/2017

A joint venture (JV) between Morrison Utility Services and AECOM is to begin work on a £600,000 water mains network upgrade project in Bilston, Midlothian. The Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA) will start carrying out a rolling programme of works to the network from 06 November. The project will take
24/10/2017

Work on a kitchen replacement project in Bannockburn, Stirlingshire is now complete. CCG Asset Management (AM) carried out the works to 29 properties in the area on behalf of Forth Housing Association (HA). All the homes have been upgraded with new plumbing and electrical services, kitchens, and de
24/10/2017

Residents in Kirkwall have backed proposals for three Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) schemes in the town. A total of 146 of people took part in a recent questionnaire during a two-day drop in event indicating their level of support for Kirkwall THI's 'Places and Spaces' project. The scheme pr
24/10/2017

Work is underway to address a landslip on the A83 through the Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll and Bute. Engineers have started excavating three catch-pits at the bottom of the slope which are designed to catch any material from potential landslips to prevent the debris from reaching the road. The
24/10/2017

Bridge beams are set to be lifted into place as part of the £745 million Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project. The five 40-metre beams will form a new A90 northbound carriageway at Stonehaven. Work to lift the structures into place will begin from 8pm on Friday
24/10/2017

Work is continuing on a new £4.95 million Community Centre and Early Learning & Childcare facility in Auchinairn. The development on Beech Road is being built by Robertson Central West and completion is on schedule for spring 2018. Designed by architects Holmes Miller, the building will house a ra
23/10/2017

Interserve has won a new £140 million contract to provide facilities services for the BBC until 2023. The deal is a four-year extension to Interserve's previous contract with the BCC, which was first awarded in 2014. Overall, the Group will provide total FM services across the broadcaster's UK est
23/10/2017

Growth among small building firms in London and Scotland has declined for the second consecutive quarter, according to the Federation of Master Builder (FMB). The organisation's latest State of Trade Survey reveals expected workloads and enquiries for London SMEs dropped by 4% in Q3 compared with t
23/10/2017

Business leaders are calling on Ministers to address transport infrastructure and 'affordable' housing issues for Scotland's islands communities. A survey of 275 island firms by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed 88% of respondents stated they faced other challenges that their ma
23/10/2017

Urgent repair works are set to be carried out to Bute House in Edinburgh. Recent building inspections have revealed urgent ceiling repairs and further inspection works are required to be carried out to the First Minister's official residence at Charlotte Square. The historic Georgian building was
23/10/2017

Work on a new nursery facility at Lynburn Primary School in Dunfermline is now complete. Modular building specialist Portakabin in partnership with Fife Council has delivered over 550m3 of space for 75 children aged up to five years old. The company worked with the local authority to engineer a bu
23/10/2017

A new awareness campaign is underway in Edinburgh to encourage flat owners to work together on keeping their properties in good repair. The City of Edinburgh Council's Shared Repairs Service toolkit offers private homeowners help and guidance when seeking to repair their properties. Launched earli
23/10/2017

Work on a new railway station in Moray is now complete. The new Forres station has been developed as part of the Scottish Government-funded Aberdeen-Inverness Improvement Project. It was completed as part of a recent 10-day closure of the line, during which the railway was moved onto a straighter,
23/10/2017

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire businesses are being invited to find out more information about how to save money on their energy, water and waste bills. Sustainable Business Week is open to all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and runs between 20 – 24 November. Led by Zero Waste Scotland's Re
23/10/2017

Road resurfacing work is underway in Kirkcaldy, Fife. The three-week project is being carried out on Victoria Road. It will be delivered in phases between the east end of Victoria Road at the Dunnikier Road junction to the Bennochy Road junction. Temporary traffic lights and side road closures wil
23/10/2017

AJ Engineering has helped to deliver new stairs, hand-railing and flooring for CS Wind at its manufacturing site in Machrihanish, Argyll. Contracted by Morrison Construction, the company was tasked to fabricate and install the facilities to an existing building at the company which houses one of it
20/10/2017

A new £27 million recycling and resource facility has been opened in Aberdeen. The Altens East plant was developed by SUEZ recycling and recovery on behalf of the city council. It will divert 71,000 tonnes of Aberdeen's waste from landfill every year, including glass, cardboard, paper, plastics, a
20/10/2017

Plans have been rejected to build 25 wind turbines miles south east of Kenmore in Perth and Kinross. Scottish Ministers refused consent for the Crossburns Windfarm scheme due to concerns over its impact to ecology, the landscape and tourism. The decision followed a site visit and Public Local Inqu
20/10/2017

A delegation of Scottish oil & gas (O&G) supply chain companies will be attending the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) in Louisiana later this week. The event, one of the world's foremost oil and gas industry events, will give the 19-strong delegation a chance to engage with potential c
20/10/2017

Plans have been approved to build a new four-man chairlift at Glenshee Ski Centre near Braemar. The development is part of an ongoing programme at Glenshee to replace older infrastructure and improve the visitor experience at the site. The facility is expected to be operational by 2019. Cairngorms
20/10/2017

Work on a £1,000 historic stone slab restoration project in West Lothian is now complete. A team of council apprentices have helped to restore a 12th century 'refuge stone' into a dyke wall near Beecraigs Country Park after the ancient boundary stone had been vandalised last year. Working in partn
20/10/2017

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has launched a consultation to help establish a new National Investment Bank for Scotland. Speaking at an international conference on inclusive growth in Glasgow, Ms Sturgeon said the creation of a national investment bank has been identified as an "important means of
20/10/2017

Work is continuing on a £1 million water mains infrastructure upgrade scheme in Edinburgh. The project along Saughton Road North is being carried out by Scottish Water and the first phase of work has finished ahead of schedule. Phase two of the scheme will take place from Broomhall Avenue to the j
20/10/2017

Resurfacing work is to begin on the A7 road in the Scottish Borders. The route will be shut from immediately north of the Torwoodlee Golf Club junction to Bowland crossroads from 9am to 3.30pm on 01 and 02 November. The closure will allow patching and resurfacing works to take place, with motorist
20/10/2017

Tenants in the Scottish Highlands are to become more involved in the decision-making process about housing across the region. The council's People Committee has agreed that two tenant representatives should be invited to attend the People Committee and the People Committee Policy Development Group
20/10/2017

One of the UK's leading LED lighting specialists, tp24, has revealed it will be attending the 2017 Scotland Build Expo in Glasgow on 22 and 23 November. The company will display its products and services at Stand E15. At the event, tp24 will showcase its Abstract Linear LED lighting range, which h
19/10/2017

Four contractors have been shortlisted to deliver the A737 Den Realignment project. The successful bidders are; I & H Brown Ltd, Interserve Construction Ltd, R J McLeod (Contractors) Ltd and Roadbridge Civil Engineering & Building Contractors. The companies will now proceed to the next stage of th
19/10/2017

Plans have been unveiled to redevelop Kilmarnock town centre in East Ayrshire. TGP Landscape Architects has drawn up redevelopment plans on four key areas within the town centre – the Foregate, Sandbed Street, an extension of the shopping area and John Finnie Street embankment. The designs have be
19/10/2017

Dougall Baillie Associates has been appointed to carry out flood studies across at-risk communities in Aberdeenshire. The consultancy will work in partnership with JBA Consulting to explore measures for greater flood protection for Ellon, Insch, Inverurie and Port Elphinstone. Work will start this
19/10/2017

Ofgem has awarded £8 million to SP Energy Networks to boost Dumfries and Galloway's electricity network. The funding is part of Ofgem's 'Innovation Roll-out Mechanism' scheme for a project that will facilitate earlier and cheaper network access for local energy projects in the region. It will be
19/10/2017

Plans have been unveiled to create a new pedestrian priority area in Aberdeen. A report on developing new cycle routes, improved streetscape and lighting on Justice Mill Lane, Langstane Place and Windmill Brae will go before the city council in early 2018. The area is identified as a 'key area' fo
19/10/2017

Work is to start on a renovation project at the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum in Lyness. The project will get underway at the end of this month and involves the restoration of the historic buildings, the enhancement of interpretation and displays, and the creation of a new building to house
19/10/2017

Residents are being invited to view plans for a regeneration programme in Inverkeithing. The Information & Drop-in Session will provide details on the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) and Townscape Heritage (TH) initiative in the town centre. The event will take place at the Civic Cen
19/10/2017

More than 20 new apprentices have joined the City of Edinburgh Council's housing service team. The 22 trainees aged between 16 – 24 will gain new skills in a variety of services and achieve industry-recognised qualifications, while also working towards a career in housing. The positions have been
19/10/2017

Work is to begin on a bridge improvement project in Inverness. The council will start installing illuminated bollards on the pedestrian pavements on either side of Ness Bridge from Tuesday, 28 October. The week-long project will improve the levels of light for people walking over the bridge in the
19/10/2017

Work is to begin on a £220,000 road resurfacing project in Dumbarton. Scotland TranServ will start repairing the A82 Southbound between Garshake Road and Greenhead Road from 8pm on Friday, 27 October until 6am on Monday, 30 October. The scheme, which will address defects and structural cracking on
18/10/2017

The world's first floating wind farm has been officially opened by First Minister (FM) Nicola Sturgeon later today, 18 October. The 30MW Hywind Scotland wind farm, located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, has started to generate its first electricity to the Scottish grid. Operate
18/10/2017

Work on a new £28.8 million high school in Moray is now complete. The new Elgin High School was built by Balfour Beatty on behalf of Hub North Scotland. The company was appointed a main contractor for the project in 2016. Features include a new teaching and sports facility adjacent to the existing
18/10/2017

Plans have been submitted to build a new intergenerational community campus in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders. The facility, which will replace the Jedburgh Grammar, Howdenburn and Parkside primary schools, will be built by BAM Construction on land at Hartrigge Park, subject to planning permission. Fe
18/10/2017

Plans have been unveiled to create a new health and social care centre in Greenock, Inverclyde. Proposals for the facility, which will replace the current Greenock Health Centre in Duncan Street, will go on public display next month. The centre is planned to open in 2020. Cllr Robert Moran said:
18/10/2017

A project milestone has been reached on a £45 million school campus scheme in Kilmarnock. The William McIlvanney Campus project has reached its topping out stage and the development is on schedule for completion in 2018. The new facility, which is being built by Kier, will host the new James Hamil
18/10/2017

More than £3 million has been secured to regenerate the former Blair House opencast coal site near Oakley in Fife. The site had previously been left derelict after the Scottish Coal Company went into liquidation in April 2013. Following a legal battle in the Court of Session with the Royal and Sun
18/10/2017

Plans have been submitted to build new shop units in Inverkeithing, Fife. Designed by 7N Architects, the scheme will run in parallel with the delivery of the first phase of new terraced housing by Campion Homes, as part of the wider regeneration of Fraser Avenue by Kingdom Housing Association. Exi
18/10/2017

Residents are being invited to find out more information about a public realm improvement project in Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross. The scheme aims to create a new town square which will serve the community and visitors both now and in the future. In addition, the new square will the town's capacit
18/10/2017

Work is underway to install a New Primary Substation in South Lanarkshire. The scheme, which got underway in September, is being carried out by SP Energy Networks (SPEN) has part of its Investment Plan. The new Substation is being installed in the grounds of the old Jackton Primary School due to t
18/10/2017

Plans have been approved for a new 40-bed care home to be built in the Scottish Highlands. The new facility will be delivered in Fortrose on the Black Isle. The application by Parklands Developments was initially recommended for refusal by planners. However during a committee meeting in Inverness
17/10/2017

CCG is continuing work on a new 'affordable' housing development in Edinburgh. The company is building 111 new homes on behalf of Dunedin Canmore as part of the first phase of the Craigmillar Town Centre Masterplan. The overall development will see the east of the city transformed through the crea
17/10/2017

Residents are being invited to view plans for a proposed new single carriageway near Inverness. The new route would link the A9 and A96 trunk roads east of Inverness, connecting Inshes and Smithton. With an preferred route option now identified, locals and motorists are being invited to view the p
17/10/2017

Empiric Student Property has revealed it is selling a student development site in Stirling, The company has exchanged contracts to sell the freehold of the Forthside Way site for £2 million. The disposal is expected to complete on 27 November 2017. The site, which was acquired by the Group in Augu
17/10/2017

A number of high-rise blocks in Clydebank are to have their window panels replaced due to safety concerns. Following the Grenfell Tower fire in June this year, an external expert was commissioned by the council to carry out a fire-safety assessment of the 22 blocks in the town. The review recommen
17/10/2017

Work is to begin on a level crossing improvement project in the Scottish Highlands. Network Rail will start repairs and road surfacing work at Forsinard level crossing on Sunday, 22 October. Work required at the crossing follows recent activity to resolve flooding and drainage issues and the renew
17/10/2017

Aberdeen-based energy services firm Wood has been appointed to support a liquefied natural gas (LNG) platform development in the West Delta area of the Gulf of Mexico. The Honghua Group has awarded the company a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract worth over £9 million to finalise the desi
17/10/2017

Springfield Properties has raised £25 million after early trading on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). On Monday 16 October, the Group placed 23,584,906 of new shares at a price of 106p per share, capitalising the company at £87m. Sandy Adam, Executive Chairman of Springfield, said the rais
17/10/2017

A £250,000 water mains upgrade scheme is to begin in Carluke, Lanarkshire. Contractor Clancy Docwra will start carrying out essential improvements to the water network in the Luggie Road area from 23 October. The five-week scheme, which involves repairing and replacing sections of water mains, wil
17/10/2017

Aberdeen City Council has arranged for stakeholders involved with a new Energy from Waste (EfW) plant to attend mediation sessions focused on improving communication and building better relations. Planning permission for the £150 million NESS Energy Project, located in East Tullos, was granted in O
17/10/2017

Road repair works are scheduled to begin on the A77 Marchburn landslip north of Cairnryan in Dumfries and Galloway. In order to establish the working site and install supportive piling, the A77 between Stranraer and Girvan will be completely closed beginning at 8pm on 03 November until 6am on 06 No
16/10/2017

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has called for Ministers to unite over "fair funding" for Scotland's railways. In a letter to opposition parties, the Minister has outlined his concerns after the UK Government revealed the Scottish Government will receive more than £3.6 billion over five years from
16/10/2017

Work has started on a new housing development in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde. The first phase of 28 new homes are being built by Cruden Buildings and Renewals in the Slaemuir area. Overall, a mix of 96 one-, two- and three-bedroomed homes will be developed at the site. Plans include the demolition of
16/10/2017

SP Energy Networks has started work on a number of electricity upgrade projects in Lanarkshire. The company is working to connect Middle Muir and Kype Muir Windfarms to the region's transmission network and both schemes are scheduled to be completed in 2018. A total of 24km of underground cables w
16/10/2017

Residents are being invited to view plans for the Laurencekirk Junction Improvement scheme. From 30 October, locals and road users will get the opportunity to view and comment on the options under consideration for the scheme. Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said since design consultants were appo
16/10/2017

Work on a £505,000 housing development on the Island of Coll is now complete. The two-home scheme was built by MacLeod Construction on behalf of Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA). The project, which comprises of two- and three-bedroom family accommodation, will compliment nine existing A
16/10/2017

Work has started on a £690,000 bridge refurbishment project in the Scottish Borders. The 10-week scheme will see Clackmae Bridge on the C76 road near Earlston closed to allow for the replacement of the existing deck and strengthening works to be carried out safely. The project is scheduled for comp
16/10/2017

Work on a £1.3 million nursery refurbishment project in Inverclyde is now complete. The Bluebird Family Centre in Greenock has been transformed including a new extension at the main entrance, re-roofing and new surfacing in the playground and soft play areas. In addition, the refurbishment include
16/10/2017

Residents are being invited to find out more information about future railway electrification work throughout Stirling. Two community drop-in events are being held by Network Rail to learn about work as part of the electrification of the railway from Grangemouth and Falkirk, through Stirling to All
13/10/2017

A milestone has been reached on a £100 million Shieldhall Tunnel project in Glasgow. The construction phase on Scotland's biggest waste water tunnel is now complete, with the 1,000-tonne tunnel boring machine (TBM) 'breaking through' in Queen's Park on Thursday, 12 October. The TBM, named 'Daisy t
13/10/2017

BAM Construction has been appointed to deliver a new office development in Edinburgh. The 122,000 sq ft Capital Square scheme will be developed by BAM Properties in partnership with Hermes Investment Management. Located in the city's Exchange business district, the scheme includes an eight-floor p
13/10/2017

Keepmoat Homes has been appointed to deliver the next phase of a £250 million regeneration project in Glasgow. Glasgow City Council has selected the contractor as its preferred developer for the provision of more than 800 new homes at the Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area (TRA). A total
13/10/2017

East Lothian Council has been selected as the preferred bidder to purchase the former Cockenzie Power Station site. Scottish Power confirmed the local authority as its preferred choice and discussions will begin to confirm the details of the sale. Depute Council Leader Norman Hampshire said: "East
13/10/2017

Morrison Construction has started work on a new primary school in East Lothian. The new Wallyford Primary School, which is part of the St Clements Wells mixed tenure housing development on the outskirts of the village, has an overall budget of £18.9 million. The new school will replace the existin
13/10/2017

Local authorities on Scotland's remote islands have welcomed news they can compete in the next competitive auction for less established renewable technologies. The UK Government announced earlier this week the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland Islands will be able to compete for up to £577 million
13/10/2017

More than 1,000 new 'affordable' homes could be delivered in the Scottish Borders by 2023. Councillors will meet next week to consider a five-year Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) for the area, which would see up to 1,177 'affordable' houses built. The initiative identifies how local housi
13/10/2017

Work is to begin on a runway refurbishment project on the Orkney Islands. Recycled road surface material will be used to resurface the runways at Sanday and Westray airfields. Works are expected to take around two weeks to complete, starting with Westray. The council's engineering team and contr
13/10/2017

Up to £216,000 is being invested to boost the energy efficiency of 34 homes in Tarbolton, South Ayrshire. External wall insulation will be installed at the properties in Sandgate and James Street to help drive down heating bills for tenants and owners. Similar work was carried out by the local aut
13/10/2017

Graham Construction has strengthened its presence in the Dumfries and Galloway region by opening a new office in Heathhall. The company is currently carrying out work on four projects in the region; The Bridge, St Joseph's College, North West Campus and Dalbeattie Learning Campus. The entire Graha
12/10/2017

Remote Scottish islands will be able to compete for up to £557 million of funding support for wind power projects in the next Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction. The UK Government revealed on Wednesday island wind projects in Scotland will be able to apply for support in the the next CfD auctio
12/10/2017

Balfour Beatty has won a £55 million contract to deliver the final phase of the new Falkirk campus for Forth Valley College in Grangemouth. The company will be responsible for the construction of the 20,709 sq m Science and Engineering campus along with its associated facilities. Once finished, th
12/10/2017

A Public Local Inquiry (PLI) is to be held over a £25 million flood protection and regeneration project in Dumfries. Scottish Ministers will determine whether the council's preferred design for the Whitesands project will go ahead. The project is based on a 'raised walkway' concept featuring a com
12/10/2017

Council officers and representatives of cycling groups have agreed to develop a number of new features at Edinburgh's Silverknowes Roundabout. As part of ongoing carriageway resurfacing works, new features currently being installed at the roundabout include; • a reduction down to one lane on and o
12/10/2017

Potential strike action by workers at both of Scotland's nuclear power stations could leave the country with a power shortage this Christmas, according to GMB Scotland. The union is set to launch a nationwide consultative ballot with workers after EDF Energy revealed it would cut a long-standing ag
12/10/2017

Work has started on a £9 million care home development in the Orkney Islands. Orkney Builders (Contractors) Ltd is building a new 40-bed care home at Garson to replace the current 32-bed St Peter's House facility. The two-year project is scheduled for completion in 2019. Speaking last month on b
12/10/2017

A new initiative has been launched to boost investment in Scotland's private rented housing sector. The Rental Income Guarantee Scheme (RIGS) is the first of its kind in the UK and has the potential to generate £500 million of investment, as well as support the delivery of around 2,500 new private
12/10/2017

A project milestone has been reached on a £9 million office development project in Glasgow. Contractors Robertson have the achieved 'topping out' stage of the Red Tree Magenta building and completion is on schedule for summer 2018. The four-storey building is being delivered as part of the Magenta
12/10/2017

Work is to start on a £900,000 resurfacing project on the A77 road. Scotland TranServ will repair a 1.6km stretch of the carriageway at the A77 south of Cairnryan from Beoch to Drummuckloch. Engineers will address issues with potholes and structural cracks along the route. Work will begin on Monda
12/10/2017

Aberdeenshire Council has started work on the pre-planning phase of its new Local Development Plan (LDP). Planners have set out a timetable for the production of a new Aberdeenshire LDP, which is as follows; • 2017 - Pre-planning of the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan • 2018 - Publication of
11/10/2017

The new £55.75 million Anderson High School and Halls of Residence has been handed over to Shetland Islands Council (SIC). The development was delivered by Morrison Construction in partnership with hub North Scotland. Having taken possession of the new Anderson High School and Halls of Residence,
11/10/2017

Scotland's first Low Emission Zone (LEZ) is to be established in Glasgow by the end of 2018. The news was announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during the SNP's conference in Glasgow on Tuesday, 10 October. She said: "Environmental campaigners recently described our programme for government
11/10/2017

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Scotland has called on the Government to increase its efforts to solve the housing crisis. At the 2017 SNP conference in Glasgow on Tuesday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said housing is "one of the biggest issues of our time". "When we came into office, co
11/10/2017

Oil and gas group Total has appointed Wood to support its Lindsey Oil Refinery in North Killinghome, Lincolnshire. The five-year deal will see the Aberdeen-based energy services firm provide onshore maintenance services at the facility. The contract is scheduled to commence on 01 January 2018. Rob
11/10/2017

Work on a new £3 million modern military firing range in Argyll and Bute is now complete. The facility at Garelochhead Training Centre was built by Mackenzie Construction in partnership with Landmarc Support Services. The two-year scheme involved transforming the existing Garelochhead ranges in to
11/10/2017

Architectural firm HLM has won an accolade at the Glasgow Business Awards 2017. The company picked up the People Development Award in recognition for its efforts to develop the skills of its employees. The HLM Academy is a training initiative which helps ensure all employees have the opportunity a
11/10/2017

Work is continuing on a £5.5 million transformation project at Kirkintilloch Town Hall in East Dunbartonshire. The B-listed building is being transformed by hub West Scotland, contractor CBC and the East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture (EDLC) to allow it to be used for cultural events, community
11/10/2017

Up to £6 million is to be invested in Scotland's rural tourism infrastructure. The Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund will help ensure the services and facilities tourists and communities need are provided. The £6m fund will be invested over two years to support a range of improvement projects such
11/10/2017

Plans have been rejected for a new housing development in Hopeman, Moray. Springfield Properties proposed to build a mix of 22 'affordable' flats and houses at a site on Forsyth Street. However, members of the Council's Planning & Regulatory Services Committee upheld officers' recommendation to re
11/10/2017

Work is to start on a £150,000 resurfacing scheme on the M8 Motorway in Renfrewshire. Scotland TranServ will begin addressing issues with surface defects and structural cracking on a 570-metre stretch of the M8 Eastbound at Junction 29, Arkleston to Hillington Footbridge, from Friday, 13 October. W
10/10/2017

Plans have been submitted to build more than 140 homes in Greenock. The £19 million project will be developed at a vacant site at the entrance to James Watt Dock. A total of 144 new homes will be built in the area of a two year period. The housing would be a mix of mainstream housing, assisted liv
10/10/2017

Building materials group Tarmac has acquired ScottishPower's 50% share of the ScotAsh joint venture (JV). The deal will see Tarmac take full ownership of the sustainable construction products partnership and will continue to operate the company under the ScotAsh name, offering its full range of pro
10/10/2017

An outline business case (OBC) is to be developed for a new Monklands Hospital in North Lanarkshire. The Scottish Government has approved the Initial Agreement for NHS Lanarkshire to seek a capital allocation for the project. As part of the OBC, work will take place to identify the preferred optio
10/10/2017

Ground investigations have started as part of a roads infrastructure upgrade project in Aberdeen. The £26.4 million Berryden Corridor Improvement Scheme aims to help alleviate traffic congestion around the city. As part of the design process, diggers are now carrying out work along with small tria
10/10/2017

Plans have been unveiled to build 1,000 new homes in North Ayrshire by 2022. Last year, the council increased its target of building 500 new homes across North Ayrshire by 250. However, this latest increase brings the number of social homes to be built over the next five years to 1,000. The additi
10/10/2017

North Lanarkshire Council has signed a new Construction Charter that will protect employees' rights and regulate industry standards. The document, which was drawn up in partnership with Union Unite, outlines four key principles that all firms must comply with; • Health and Safety - including regul
10/10/2017

Kilmac Construction is continuing work on the Mill Street improvement project in Perth. The public realm upgrade is now entering its final phase and the second stage of works are scheduled to finish by the end of October. To continue the project, Mill Street will close at Kinnoull Street to allow
10/10/2017

A new housing development that caters to residents with a range of complex care needs has opened in Penicuik, Midlothian. The Teviot Court scheme consists of 12 single-storey properties which are all wheelchair accessible and were designed using the most up to date research and best practice in bui
10/10/2017

Work on a road refurbishment project in the Highlands is now complete. The B876 Killimster Moss Road was reopened last month following a four-week programme of improvements. The in-house project stretching between the Caithness Wick to Thurso road at Killimster Moss saw Development and Infrastruct
10/10/2017

Scottish Water is progressing work on a water mains upgrade project in the Airdrie area of North Lanarkshire. To continue the scheme, four way temporary traffic lights will be installed for four days at the terminus roundabout (A73/A89) on the week beginning 16 October. Another piece of work to al
09/10/2017

Wood Group has completed its £2.2 billion takeover of industry consultancy, Amec Foster Wheeler. The merger was approved after Amec agreed to sell the majority of its North Sea operations, which had been flagged as a potential competition concern by the Competition Markets Authority (CMA). Chief E
09/10/2017

The UK's construction sector has voted in favour of the Construction Industry Training Board continuing its Levy-raising powers. Following the organisation's largest-ever consultation with the industry, the proposed Levy rate for this year was set at 0.35% for all PAYE employers, down from 0.5% in
09/10/2017

Oil and gas giant Statoil has reported an oil discovery in the outer Moray Firth near Scotland. The Norwegian energy firm said the discovery, in the Verbier sidetrack well on the UK Continental Shelf, could contain anywhere between 25 and 130 million barrels of oil. Jez Averty, senior vice preside
09/10/2017

Offsite Solutions has secured a new contact to supply bathroom pods for the new £69 million East Lothian Community Hospital project. The company will provide 134 factory-built bathroom pods for the project on behalf of principal contractor Morrison Construction. Designed to meet HTM requirements,
09/10/2017

BAM Construction has recruited three new electricians and five apprentices for its ongoing work at the £80.11 million V&A Museum of Design scheme in Dundee. The eight individuals, including an adult trainee, had been made redundant from local mechanical and electrical company Scottish Electrical Gr
09/10/2017

A new two-stage right turn junction for cyclists is to be unveiled later this month at McDonald Road in Edinburgh. The design, the first such junction of its kind in Scotland, will go live as part of an ongoing public realm and active travel improvements scheme at Leith walk. The two-stage right t
09/10/2017

The Scottish Government has granted £5 million towards the refurbishment of the Burrell Collection in Glasgow. The museum is undergoing a £66 million modernisation programme to ensure the A-listed site can continue to house its 9,000-piece collection, enabling expanded display space while improving
09/10/2017

Homes for Scotland (HfS) has strengthened its senior team by appointing Ken Gillespie as its new Chair. Mr Gillespie, who has more than 33 years' experience in the industry, will carry out the role over a three-year term. As a key figure in the UK construction and home building sectors, Mr Gillesp
09/10/2017

A series of traditional building workshops have been held with school pupils in Kirkwall. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and the Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative (KTHI) staged a number of special workshops with S3 pupils from Kirkwall Grammar School during their Practical Craft lessons.
09/10/2017

Raynesway Construction is to begin essential upgrade works on the M8 Kingston Bridge over the River Clyde. The company is to replace the edge coping, vehicle barriers and expansion joints on the south approach structures. Once finished, further works will then start on the M8 eastbound carriageway.
06/10/2017

Aberdeen FC's plans for a new £50 million stadium complex have been put on hold. In a statement, the Club said it requested the decision on the application, which was due to be published by Aberdeen City Council next week, to be delayed so it can carry out further discussions with the planning serv
06/10/2017

Plans have been approved for a £40 million expansion at Chivas Brothers' Kilmalid site in Dumbarton. Work on the new bottling plant will begin immediately, while the Scotch whisky producer also plans to create new office accommodation at the site, creating around 480 new jobs. Council Leader Jonat
06/10/2017

Plans to build 250 new homes on part of the historic Bannockburn battle site have been rejected by Stirling Council. The scheme sought planning permission in principle to deliver the housing at land between the Bannock Burn, New Line Road and west of Glasgow Road. However, planning officers submit
06/10/2017

Plans have been submitted to build nearly 40 new flats in Galashiels. Eildon Housing Association (HA) is proposing to develop the 39 units on the site of a former warehouse at Glenfield Industrial Estate. The scheme marks the first step of a £40 million partnership programme between Scottish Borde
06/10/2017

Stirling Council has refused proposals to alter planning conditions of a retail unit at Springkerse Retail Park. The applicant requested planning permission be changed which limited the amount of floor space to 15% for goods that might 'adversely affect the vitality and viability of the town centre
06/10/2017

Work is continuing on a waste water infrastructure upgrade scheme in Glasgow. The scheme is part of Scottish Water's £250m, five-year programme of work, launched in 2013, to improve river water quality and the natural environment and tackle flooding. To continue work on the project, a short stretc
06/10/2017

BAM Nuttall and Network Rail are to begin work on the next phase of the Aberdeen-Inverness Improvement Project. The 10-day scheme will get underway later tonight, 06 October. Works will include; • Complete 1.5km of new track in Forres • Finish the new Forres station and link road • Complete 1.2
06/10/2017

Work on a war memorial restoration project on the Isle of Lewis is complete. The £200,000 Lewis War Memorial refurbishment secured a £132,000 grant towards costs from the War Memorial Trusts (WMT) First World War Memorials Programme. Features of the project include; • External stonework pointing
06/10/2017

A new roads maintenance initiative has been launched between eight councils in Scotland. The Northern Roads Collaboration Forum involves local authorities working together to share staff, equipment and properties to improve the repair and maintenance of roads, as well as reduce costs. Councils inv
06/10/2017

Residents in Dumbarton are being invited to find out more details over a £15.4 million restoration project in the town. The A-listed façade of the old Dumbarton Academy is being redeveloped into new offices for West Dunbartonshire Council. The local authority plans to relocate 500 staff currently
05/10/2017

A community wind farm scheme in the Scottish Borders has been shortlisted as a finalist in two industry awards. 'The Fisherman Three' project near Cockburnspath, developed by Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) and its partners Community Energy Scotland (CES), has made it through to the finals o
05/10/2017

An 'effective ban' has been placed on fracking in Scotland. Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse told MSPs earlier this week the government will not support the development of Unconventional Oil and Gas, stating fracking "cannot and will not take place in Scotland". The move follows an extensive four-m
05/10/2017

A new study has suggested using derelict land in Glasgow to help alleviate fuel poverty. Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have stated that with the right technology and necessary investment, Glasgow has enough brownfield land available to meet the heat demands of all households in fuel
05/10/2017

A new furniture showroom is to be built on the outskirts of Elgin in Moray. Plans for the Grampian Furnishers facility were approved by Councillors at a public hearing on Wednesday, 04 October. The two-storey showroom will feature a café which extends to almost 3,000m2, and parking for 110 cars.
05/10/2017

Plans have been approved to redevelop a former hotel into new housing in Killearn, Stirling. The landmark 2 The Square building is to be converted into six two-bedroom and eight three-bedroom flats. Located in the Killearn Conservation Area, the structure is one of Killearn's oldest and most promi
05/10/2017

Essential surfacing works are to take place on the A93 North Deeside Road in Aberdeen. The scheme, which is part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project, involves carrying out surfacing works to the east of the new Bridge. The contractor is expected to clos
04/10/2017

Nearly £20 million is to be spent on redeveloping derelict sites into natural green spaces across Scotland. The scheme is being carried out by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) with funding being allocated from the Green Infrastructure Funds (GIF). A total of seven schemes will benefit from the £20m
04/10/2017

Lakehouse has won a £44 million contract to carry out housing energy efficiency upgrades for Aberdeenshire Council. The four-year contract will be delivered through the company's Everwarm subsidiary up until late 2021. Features include covering every facet of housing improvement upgrades in Aberde
04/10/2017

Work on a new Jaguar Land Rover Arch Facility in Ayr is now complete. CCG built the facility at Heathfield Road on behalf of Park's Motor Group. The building will house a selection of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles in a showroom space adjacent to the company's old showroom on the corner of Heathfi
04/10/2017

NES (North Electrical Services) Ltd has announced plans to recruit nearly 200 new staff by 2022. The Inverness and Elgin-based electrical firm is embarking on a major expansion programme to bring its staff count up to 250 within the next five years. During this time, turnover is anticipated to ri
04/10/2017

Work is continuing on a £5 million water mains upgrade project in Dundee. To continue the scheme, Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA) will start carrying out additional work in the Blackness Road area of the city from Monday, 09 October. The two-week phase will involve lining an additional two sections
04/10/2017

Fife-based Campion Homes has restructured its Executive Board with a number of new appointments. Founder and current Managing Director (MD), Pete Bell, will take up the role of Executive Chairman with current Executive Board members, Susan Jackson and Dougie Herd, appointed as Joint Managing Direct
03/10/2017

Ministers have raised "serious questions" about the practices of contractors and sub-contractors that cut corners when delivering public buildings in Scotland. The Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee recently looked at the safety of the school estate in Scotland, following on from
03/10/2017

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded £15 million towards the refurbishment and redevelopment of the Burrell Collection in Glasgow. The funding support will help towards the £66m cost of refurbishing the museum, which will be upgraded to redisplay almost 9,000 objects once reopened in 2020.
03/10/2017

An Aberdeen-based cabling services firm has been placed into administration with the loss of 50 jobs. Xtreme Business Solutions Ltd, a telecoms infrastructure and networked systems supplier, was founded in 2003 and has offices in Aberdeen and Dalgety Bay. Iain Fraser and Tom MacLennan, partners wi
03/10/2017

A new 30-home housing development has been opened in Aberdeenshire. The Heritage Way scheme on Barrasgate Road features a mix of flats and houses, three of which have been designed for people with physical disabilities. The scheme was supported by funding from from the Government's Greener Homes I
03/10/2017

Up to £280,000 has been spent on improving flood defence protection for almost 40 homes and businesses in Peebles. After several areas of the town were damaged by Storm Frank in December 2015, the Scottish Government allocated £2.4 million to deal with the aftermath of the winter floods. From this
03/10/2017

A programme of road works is scheduled to get underway on Uist and Barra in the Outer Hebrides. Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will start carrying out waterproofing and re-surfacing works to Craigston Junction bridge from 12 October to 26 October as part of the ongoing bridges repair programme. In addi
02/10/2017

The new £35 million A9 dual carriageway has been officially opened. Traffic restrictions over the 7.5km section between Kincraig and Dalraddy were lifted on Saturday, 30 September. The scheme, which includes safer overtaking opportunities and less congestion, was delivered by Wills Bros Civil Engi
02/10/2017

CALA Group has reported record profits as the housebuilder delivers a fifth consecutive year of growth. In its results for the year ended 30 June 2017, revenue rose 27% to £747.9 million (2016; £587.1m) while profit before tax increased 14% to £68.5m (2016: £60.1m). In addition, completions were up
02/10/2017

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has unveiled plans to potentially create a new hotel at Inverness Campus. Developers are being invited to submit their interest in the proposal, which would see around three acres of the site redeveloped into a business-class hotel featuring 120 bedrooms, meet
02/10/2017

Up to 20 new social homes are to be built in Cowie, Stirling. The council has agreed to transfer the former St Margaret's Primary School site to the Housing Service, which will see a mix of cottage flats and family homes developed by the local authority. The former school buildings which occupied
02/10/2017

Glasgow-based Lovell has scooped an accolade at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards 2017. The company was awarded the President's award for health and safety performance at its construction sites and offices across Scotland. Regional Managing Director
02/10/2017

Residents in Moray are being urged to remain vigilant following reports of bogus traders and cold callers in the region. Householders with solar panels have recently started receiving cold calls, offering to supply upgrades or accessories with misleading claims such as an inverter requires replacin
02/10/2017

More than £2 million is being invested to install solar panels across hundreds of homes in Stirling. A further 500 social homes will receive new installations, taking the amount of local authority properties with solar panels up to more than 2,600. The scheme will help each home meet new Energy Ef
02/10/2017

Plans have been unveiled for a road bridge reconstruction programme in Stirling. Councillors have approved a programme of works proposed by Network Rail to replace the Kerse Road structure as part of the electrification of the area's rail network. The company are aiming to replace the existing bri
02/10/2017

Work is to begin on a sewer system repairs project in Dumfries. The five-day scheme will be carried out on Criffel Road near the junction of Criffel Drive from 16 October. Scott Fraser, Scottish Water's corporate affairs regional manager, said: "When planning this road traffic management in Criffe
02/10/2017

Argyll and Bute Council is inviting local businesses and contractors to attend a series of local Procurement Surgeries over the next three months. The event provides an opportunity to meet procurement officers, learn about the council's procurement procedures and find out more about forthcoming con
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