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28/02/2019

A planning application for the redevelopment of the Aberdeen Market site has been submitted by Halliday Fraser Munro (HFM) on behalf of the developer, Patrizia. The 'mixed-use' development would include office space, bars and restaurants with connected outdoor seating. HFM said that an important a
28/02/2019

Edinburgh's South Side Conservation Area is to be expanded with the addition of a group of Category 'A' listed buildings, with special architectural and historic importance. In a report by the City of Edinburgh Council, which was approved by the local authority's Planning Committee, The Royal Commo
28/02/2019

Young People from Merkland School have been gaining valuable employability and vocational skills for their future careers, with pupils from the East Dunbartonshire school progressing on their vocational training programme at Advance Construction Scotland's (ACS) Training Academy in West Lothian. Th
28/02/2019

A new development at Newpark Farm, St Ninians that will see the construction of 185 new houses has been given planning approval. The development will comprise a mixture of bungalows, cottage flats, short terraces, semi-detached and detached properties. On 13 April 2017, Stirling Council’s Planning
28/02/2019

The creation of a new £40million Health and Social Care Hub in Parkhead has moved a step closer.  Glasgow Integration Joint Board (IJB) has agreed that the project should be a future investment priority for Glasgow Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP). It has also agreed that full engagement on
28/02/2019

Fife Council has committed to significant investment in gypsy traveller sites over the next year. Convenor of the Community and Housing Services Committee Cllr Judy Hamilton visited the site at Heatherywood, Kirkcaldy this week to see first-hand the results of the £840,000 improvements already carr
28/02/2019

East Ayrshire Council's Housing Asset Services (HAS) has won two major awards – the APSE award for Most Improved Performer: Building Maintenance in the UK and the APSE Margo Blair Award for innovation and excellence within service delivery and performance. The APSE award for Most Improved Building
28/02/2019

Aberdeenshire Council's housing service aims to increase the supply of affordable housing as part of an ambitious plan that includes continued improvements to existing properties and support for vulnerable people.  The authority has been working with registered social landlords and private develope
28/02/2019

Community Planning Aberdeen has officially approved a renewed Aberdeen City Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) 2016-26. Launched in 2016, the Local Outcome Improvement Plan 2016-26 identifies how Community Planning Aberdeen – a multi-agency partnership – will work together to ensure Aberdeen is
27/02/2019

ARK Estates' Raining Stairs development has been named as a finalist in three separate awards. The Raining Stairs development in Inverness, saw ARK Estates redevelop the historic town with new homes for affordable housing. It has been named as a finalist in both the Regeneration and Housing catego
27/02/2019

Dundee has been named Scotland's Local Authority Earth Hour 2018 Champion in recognition of its commitment to the environment. WWF Scotland awarded Dundee City Council the honour for the work it did to raise awareness of Earth Hour, the annual global event which inspires millions of people to take
27/02/2019

A new community-led project to help develop future plans for the Dunterlie area of Barrhead have been launched by East Renfrewshire Council. Over the coming months, local residents will be able to take part in the Making Places Dunterlie project through a range of creative events to help shape a vi
27/02/2019

Work will begin next week to create a new pedestrian crossing in Kirkintilloch town centre, East Dunbartonshire Council has announced. A new controlled crossing - with traffic lights - will be installed in Cowgate, near Timpsons. It will be created in two phases, with the road closed between its j
27/02/2019

Woods Bagot has been appointed to design and deliver a new building to house its School of Engineering. The new Engineering Building is part of the University's £1 billion Campus Development Programme, which is redeveloping the 14 acre site of the former Western Infirmary in Glasgow's West End. T
27/02/2019

A total of 51 new, affordable homes have been handed over to new tenants following completion of works by CCG on behalf of Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) on the site of the former high-rise blocks at Tarfside Oval in Cardonald. Three of the blocks were demolished in 2015, with the fourth brought
27/02/2019

The Highland Council has announced that improvement resurfacing works are to be carried out overnight from Sunday 10 March on the A9 near Tain. £145,000 worth of resurfacing improvements will take place across both junctions where the B9174 meets the A9. Over 500m will be resurfaced, providing a sm
27/02/2019

Orkney Islands Council has announced temporary street closures in Stromness on Thursday and Friday this week to allow for essential flagstone repairs. The council confirmed John Street and Victoria Street to the Pierhead will be closed on Thursday, followed by Victoria Street from the Pierhead to t
27/02/2019

Northlanarkshire Council has approved redevelopment proposals for two prominent sites in Monklands. An area of Bank Street in Coatbridge and the former Orrs building in Airdrie have, for a number of years, been identified as areas requiring redevelopment. Proposals have already been agreed by the
27/02/2019

The keys to Kilmarnock Academy have been handed over to local charity, Centrestage Communities, securing the future of one of the town's most iconic buildings. East Ayrshire Council made the handover as arrangements were formally concluded for what is considered to be the largest Community Asset Tr
26/02/2019

Planning approval has been granted for a large scale residential development at Wellshead Road, Dyce, Aberdeen, Halliday Fraser Munro (HFM) has announced. The approved application of 283 flats is made up of several five-storey blocks. The buildings are positioned to create linear green open spaces
26/02/2019

ScottishPower has announced it will spend up to £2billion in the UK in 2019, the company's biggest ever investment in the country in a single year. The announcement came as ScottishPower updated its investment plans following the sale of its thermal generation business and transition to 100% renew
26/02/2019

Statistics show that every year a staggering 13,000 deaths each year are linked to past exposures at work, mainly to chemicals or dust, with occupational lung diseases accounting for around 12,000 deaths. With a recent Labour Force Survey revealing there are around 20,000 new cases of breathing or
26/02/2019

Aberdeen City Council has announced that Acciona has been chosen as the preferred bidder to build and operate a new energy from waste plant for the city. Acciona will lead the project using its own in-house construction skills to build the plant, and experienced waste company Indaver will then oper
26/02/2019

CSIC, part of a collaborative innovation project, which aims to help tackle the UK housing crisis by using industrialised offsite solutions to deliver high quality homes faster, more reliably and at the same cost of masonry-built homes, has been awarded funding under the Industrial Strategy Challeng
26/02/2019

Kirkcaldy's Postings Shopping Centre is to be redeveloped as a new retail centre by new owners Evergold, a property development, management and maintenance firm. The Postings was famously put up for auction with a reserve price of just £1, with Evergold Property paying £310,000. Evergold has said
26/02/2019

Kier Construction Scotland has completed major works on two historic buildings at the University of Edinburgh. Works totalling £14 million were carried out on the grade A-listed Edinburgh College of Art – upgrading the buildings fabric and internal systems alongside essential improvements such as b
26/02/2019

Administrator KPMG has reportedly found a buyer for Dundee-based McGill & Co. The construction firm collapsed and administrators were appointed on 01 February. According to reports, Catalus Energy Investments Ltd have been granted a "short period of exclusivity" to acquire the business and certain
26/02/2019

An additional £1.5 million is to be invested in road maintenance after it was given priority approval by the Highland Council. The additional money will help to boost the annual budget for pothole repairs, clearing culverts, and bridge maintenance. The Highland Council has the longest road network
26/02/2019

Scottish Water has announced that site investigation work will take place in Glasgow's Southside, with road traffic management necessary. The utility's alliance partner, Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA), will carry out the survey work which will take place at the following five locations: • On Monda
25/02/2019

Keil Burn footbridge in Lundin Links has been officially reopened in a ceremony attended by locals, elected officials and officers. The bridge was damaged beyond repair last year and for safety reasons closed. The local community rallied together and approached Largo and Area Community Council to f
25/02/2019

Aberdeenshire Council has welcomed the response so far to its consultation on its Local Development Plan 2021, which has reached its halfway point. A consultation linked to the area's emerging planning blueprint has reached the halfway point, and anyone with an interest in local planning policy and
25/02/2019

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged the government to make urgent provision to avert potential workforce shortages in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit next month. It backs recommendations made by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) to review the rules governing the 1
25/02/2019

The security of smart domestic appliances that can be managed remotely must be improved to better protect users’ privacy, Edinburgh University research suggests. Experts have identified steps that manufacturers could take to improve the products’ security, in a market that is forecast to be worth £
25/02/2019

East Dunbartonshire Council has invested £40,000 to transform a play park in Lenzie. Situated at the corner of Cypress Court and Oak Drive, the new play area replaces an existing facility which had been installed in 1981, and was upgraded as part of the Council's Open Space Strategy. The new facil
25/02/2019

Transport Scotland has announced that the latest ground investigations work for the A9 dualling programme will start next Monday (4 March) on the southern stretch between Tay Crossing and Ballinluig, and is expected to last around five weeks. Some traffic management measures will be required when n
25/02/2019

Scottish Ministers have granted planning permission in principle for an onshore substation, electricity cables and associated infrastructure on part of the former Cockenzie Power Station site. A planning application for the development, submitted by Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm, was called in by Mi
25/02/2019

A £5 million restoration and renovation project at Dean Castle in East Ayrshire has gotten underway with stonework repairs. Contractors, CBC Stone, will begin the process of removing the cement pointing to stone walls of the Castle and replace it with lime mortar. The walls of the Castle are mostl
25/02/2019

The City of Edinburgh Council has welcomed "an appetite for radical change" revealed in the results of a major consultation on proposals to transform Edinburgh's city centre. More than 5000 people contributed their views as part of the 'Connecting our City, Transforming our Places' consultation, 88
25/02/2019

Shetland's marine heritage site of the wrecked Queen of Sweden has been proposed for designation as Historic Marine Protected Area. A consultation has been launched seeking views from the public on the designation of the site of the 18th century merchant ship which sunk off the coast of Shetland ov
22/02/2019

Lochside Leisure Centre in Forfar is to be demolished with the land to be returned to parkland, Angus Council has announced. Plans in 2013 were agreed to build a new state-of-the-art campus in Forfar that exceeded the facilities at Lochside and rendered them redundant. The building, which has suffe
22/02/2019

South Ayrshire Council has announced a consultation event on the future development of Troon. Troon Together – which is being funded by South Ayrshire Council and the Scottish Government's Making Places Fund – will give local people the chance to discuss the big issues affecting the future success
22/02/2019

Glasgow City Council has approved Supplementary Guidance on Economic Development within the City Development Plan, which will now be submitted to Scottish Ministers for consideration. Glasgow's City Development Plan - adopted in March 2017 - is the basis for planning and regeneration decisions in t
22/02/2019

R J McLeod will carrying out preliminary excavation work to determine the geo-technical properties of the underlying rock as part of the construction process to improve the hairpin bend on the A9 will see contractor. The contractor will carry out 4 small scale trial rock blasts on Tuesday 26th Febr
22/02/2019

Clark Contracts have announced that extensive fit out works at Atlantic Quay in Glasgow's IFSD area, totalling over £20m, are now complete. Working for Resonance Capital, Clark Contracts has been on site at Atlantic Quay 1 and 3 completing CAT A and CAT B fit out works across a total of 15 levels.
22/02/2019

McLaughlin & Harvey (McL&H) is seeking a subcontractor for works at John Radcliffe Hospital as part of the Scape Group National Construction Major Works - UK framework. McL&H said it wants to engage with the local supply chain, and will hold a Meet the Buyer event on Wednesday 6 March 2019 at Kassa
22/02/2019

If the term 'Smart Cities’ feels like it’s been around for ages that’s probably because it has. A smart city is essentially a set of building blocks brought together to deliver additional value. The challenge is knowing which blocks to bring together, when, why, and how.  Some local authorities are
22/02/2019

Glasgow City Council has approved a grant of £50,000 as a contribution to the remediation of the berth for the PS Waverley at Glasgow Science Centre. This grant will allow urgent work - estimated to cost over £108,000 in total, with some components approaching the end of their natural life - to be
21/02/2019

Demolition works have started at the former Strathclyde Police headquarters at Holland Park, where the site will be transformed by Moda Living and Apache Capital Partners into high quality rental housing. Under plans approved by Glasgow City Council in March 2018, Moda will redevelop the police com
21/02/2019

Scottish facilities management firm FES FM has been appointed to operate the energy centre for The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) and two on-site hotels, which will showcase renewable technologies contributing to the city's position as the energy capital of Europe. FES FM, which has an office in Abe
21/02/2019

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and partners are running a free event to help construction companies take advantage of opportunities offered by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund's Transforming Construction programme. Transforming Construction is part of the UK Government's S
21/02/2019

Advance Construction Scotland have offered the use of their Tullis Russel Paper Mill site in Fife to Police Scotland for vital officer training. Advance Construction said that they were fully committed to supporting local communities and all organisations within them and said that they pride themse
21/02/2019

Scotland's national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) could fall by up to 7% in 'No Deal' Brexit, according to a new report by the Scottish Government's Chief Economist. The paper, 'No Deal' Brexit – Economic Implications for Scotland, sets out two potential 'No Deal' scenarios, one of which would see
21/02/2019

Scottish Water has completed a £145,000 investment project to improve the water infrastructure in Dunoon. The work to upgrade around 182 metres of pipework began in Ardenslate Road at the end of December 2018 and was carried out by the utility's contractors Clancy Docwra. Ruaridh MacGregor, Scotti
20/02/2019

CCG (Scotland) has announced that it has "taken the next steps" to improve the energy performance of the typical home with research and development into heat loss. CCG has worked in partnership with energy and sustainability consultancy Carbon Futures to reduce the impact of 'thermal bridging' in t
20/02/2019

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019 has been announced to take place from 04 – 08 March. Skills Development Scotland are aiming to make this year's #ScotAppWeek the best yet, with the help of employers, apprentices, industry bodies, learning providers, colleges, universities and campaign supporters.
20/02/2019

East Dunbartonshire Council has announced that construction work is to begin on the Lenzie Station Improvement Project on Monday 4 March 2019. Phased works are expected to take 12 weeks and will include: • Upgraded traffic signals, retaining right-hand turning facility • Improved pedestrian cross
20/02/2019

West Lothian Council has approved an updated Asset Management Strategy and General Services Capital Programme for 2019/20. The programme will involve a significant investment of: nearly £21 million in schools and other property; almost £11 million spent on roads and related assets: over £2 million
20/02/2019

Hargreaves Property Ventures Ltd, a development partnership between Hargreaves Services plc and Fintry Estates Ltd has been appointed as preferred developer for the Falkirk Gateway project, Falkirk Council has announced Falkirk Council took the decision that will see the area to the east of the tow
20/02/2019

The UK Government must agree to extend Article 50 and rule out 'no deal' Brexit, which risks imposing severe economic damage and rising unemployment on Scotland, Constitutional Relations Secretary Michael Russell said. The Scottish Government will continue to act wherever possible to minimise and m
20/02/2019

Aberdeenshire Council is to seek views on a £71million investment plan for a Peterhead Community Campus, which includes a state-of-the-art academy, and the potential to incorporate primary and special schools and nursery provision. A key aspect of the project will be enhanced cultural and sports fac
19/02/2019

Almost 130 new paths are to be given legal protection with Core Path status, Falkirk Council has announced. The Council area has one of the most extensive off road path networks in Scotland – with 617 km of accessible paths in and around the area. 387km of these paths are legally protected with Cor
19/02/2019

Work has begun on Scottish Water's multi-million pound investment project in Glasgow's West End to help improve the environment and water quality in the River Kelvin. The project is being delivered by Scottish Water's alliance partner amey Black and Veatch (aBV) and involves the installation of new
19/02/2019

Metal recycling, decommissioning and steel tubulars specialist, John Lawrie Group, is set to expand its operations in Scotland after agreeing a multi-million pound deal to develop a new site at the Port of Dundee. The Aberdeen-headquartered company has reached an agreement with Forth Ports to estab
19/02/2019

A new scheme has been launched aimed at raising awareness of the impact of plastics and packaging on the environment by the Considerate Constructors Scheme. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, more than 8 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced since the early 1850s, and arou
19/02/2019

The Highland Council has issued advance notice of temporary road closure along Croy–Midcoul route, in order to allow contractors, working on behalf of Scotia Homes, to carry out sewer connections into the new housing site. The facilitate the works a section of the C1017 Croy-Midcoul road will be te
19/02/2019

More than 250 social rent homes have been completed as a result of grant donations created by the government's charitable bonds programme. The £40 million additional investment in charitable bonds for 2019/20 is expected to generate £10 million of donations, Housing Minister Kevin Stewart announced
18/02/2019

Girvan's Victory Park has been identified as the most popular location for a new all-weather pitch, with ground survey work to begin on the site shortly. Proposals for the new pitch were approved by South Ayrshire councillors following an extensive consultation process, which saw nearly 46% of res
18/02/2019

Views are being sought on plans to turn East Dunbartonshire Council's former headquarters into a new affordable housing development. The Tom Johnston House site will be transformed into 90 affordable homes, including social rented and shared equity flats and houses. East Dunbartonshire Council a
18/02/2019

A new section of the A90 between Craibstone and Parkhill is to open this week as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Road/Balmedie to Tipperty project. Road users will be welcomed onto the new 4.5-mile section tomorrow morning, 19 February, linking the southern Craibstone to Stonehaven and Cha
18/02/2019

Upgrades worth around £180,000 are to be delivered on the Bearsden water network starting next month. Work will begin on 04 March to upgrade 500 metres of pipework on Station Road. Contractor Clancy Dowra will deliver the project on behalf of Scottish Water. A section of Station Road between i
18/02/2019

A series of improvement works in Ness Islands, Inverness, are almost complete, with the final phase of work to begin next week. The Ness Islands are a very popular tourist destination that provide through route for crossing. The project involves improvement works on bridges, tree maintenance, pa
18/02/2019

Plans to build a deep-water, industrial hub at Inchgreen, Port Glasgow have been given a major boost. The £9.4 million scheme secured approval from top politicians in charge of the Glasgow City Region City Deal. It aims to make Inchgreen a training facility for the fishing industry, a facility fo
15/02/2019

The new £32 million Jedburgh Intergenerational Community Campus is taking shape ahead of its spring 2020 opening. Contractor BAM is progressing work on site, with mechanical and electrical services to be installed over the next few months. An Open Doors Day is also scheduled for next month, 21 M
15/02/2019

Amey has joined forces with CityFibre to extend its Edinburgh network to over 2100km. Preparatory construction work began on the project in November 2018, with Amey now looking to strengthen its team. The contractor will create 300 local jobs over the project's lifespan, recruiting team leaders,
15/02/2019

A new education campus has been announced for Prestwick, bringing two primary schools and an early learning centre together on one site. The £19.3 million campus will house a new Glenburn Primary School and St Ninian's Primary School on the Glenburn site. It will feature state-of-the-art learning
15/02/2019

A £26,000 refurbishment project has been completed at Inverclyde Council's Marriage Suite. The suite, located on the first floor of the Port Glasgow Town Hall, was upgraded with opulent, chandelier-style lights, a new ceiling, polished wood floors and new curtains. A white marble fireplace was al
15/02/2019

Fife Council has been shortlisted for a prize at the prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence. The awards celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society. The council's planners are being recognised for their 'Anstrut
15/02/2019

SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy) has launched a programme of works along the B851 road in the Highlands. Part of the road, running from Errogie to Culloden Moor, will be closed for two weeks to facilitate the works. Work will begin on Monday 25 February and run until Friday 08 March. Pylon a
14/02/2019

Contractor Morrison Construction has celebrated the completion of a new school in East Lothian by handing the keys over to the local council. The £18.9 million Wallyford Primary will provide 28 classrooms, as well as a further four nursery classes offering up to 120 pre-school places. A state-of-t
14/02/2019

A derelict site described as an eyesore in Inverness city centre is to be demolished next month. Work will start on the demolition of the former Eastgate Hostel building on 04 March. The building has been constantly covered in scaffolding over the last five years after flames engulfed the struct
14/02/2019

A new Scottish Water project has been launched in Largs to upgrade and renew the sewer network. The £2.2 million project will protect and enhance the environment of The Firth of Clyde and local coastal waters. George Leslie has been appointed to deliver the works, which are expected to be complet
14/02/2019

A total of 30 homes in Cumbernauld have been boosted with maintenance work from CCG Asset Management. CCG's expert planned maintenance division carried out upgrades on properties in Abronhill. These involved 15 bathroom upgrades, where new sanitary ware and wet wall panelling was installed, as wel
14/02/2019

North Lanarkshire residents are being called to express their views on plans outlining the future of the region. The local council has launched a consultation on the proposed North Lanarkshire Local Development Plan. The plan includes profiles for each area of North Lanarkshire with information
14/02/2019

The death of a construction worker at Scotland's Longannet power station has sparked the launch of a new campaign from Unite. Employer Brown and Mason described the worker as a "valued member" of their team, but despite the company being registered with the B&CE (the not for profit organisation wh
13/02/2019

Contracts have been awarded for the restoration of the historic Lews Castle Grounds in Stornoway. Two island-based contractors will deliver £3.6 million building and civil works on the project. Neil Mackay & Co will undertake comprehensive repairs to the Porters Lodge, the Category A-listed Boatm
13/02/2019

Edinburgh has been named in the top 20 most liveable cities for European expats, the highest UK entry in the rankings. Cities around the world are evaluated annually by ECA International (ECA) on a variety of liveability factors including availability of health services; housing and utilities; iso
13/02/2019

Roads across East Lothian are set to benefit from a £37.5 million investment over five years. East Lothian Council announced its capital spending plans, which included the boost for local roads. The £300m programme will also see investment in local facilities and infrastructure. It is funded by
13/02/2019

Plans have been agreed to transform Midlothian's former Newbattle High School site into a new primary school with additional homes. A two-stream school will be built with capacity for 420 primary pupils and 120 pre-school children. As well as the school, 150 homes will be constructed on site. Th
13/02/2019

Plans have been submitted for a new centralised waste management facility in the Highlands, ahead of the ban on landfilling which launches in January 2021. The facility will recover recyclates and produce Refuse Derived Fuel. It is expected to annually process up to 83,000 tonnes of residual waste
13/02/2019

A series of accessibility improvements have been proposed for sheltered housing complexes across Dundee. The plans would involve the installation of power assisted entry door openers at various complexes around the city. The neighbourhood services committee will consider a proposed spending of o
12/02/2019

New Cumnock's £1.2 million flood defence scheme at the Leggate has entered its final phase of work. Construction work will commence on the final stage of the scheme on Monday 18 February. The Flood Prevention Scheme will protect properties close to the Connel Burn from future flooding. The works
12/02/2019

A new collection of affordable homes is heading to Perth & Kinross after the council announced plans to redevelop a former school site in Scone. The former Glebe Primary School will be transformed into an 65-home development, comprising two, three and four-bedroom terraced houses and two-bedroom c
12/02/2019

Kier Scotland has promoted contracts manager Phil McDowell to the role of operations director. Phil will also join the Board of Directors for Kier Construction Scotland & North East.  Brian McQuade, Managing Director of Kier Construction Scotland and North East said: "Phil's talents were recognis
12/02/2019

Contractors have been invited to bid for the £18 million Helensburgh Waterfront project. The Helensburgh Waterfront Development will see a new leisure centre and swimming pool built to replace the town's existing facility. The waterfront flood defences will also be improved as part of the scheme.
12/02/2019

Plans have been proposed for a series of refurbishment works at Alexandria Library. A new lift would be installed in the 1884 structure, delivering disabled access to the first floor for the first time in the building's history. Further works proposed include the creation of a museum space to ce
12/02/2019

Clancy Docwara has completed a project to improve the water supply in Crianlarich. The £120,000 Irish Water scheme involved upgrading the water mains network in the area. Approximately 222 metres of new pipework was installed along Station Road from its junction with Main Street. Ruaridh MacGre
11/02/2019

Laing Traditional Masonry Group (LTM Group) has won a contract to deliver refurbishment works at Nairn Courthouse. The £809,000 project involves the removal and replacement of the existing viewing tower, as well as the renovation of the two-stage steeple. External and internal works will also be
11/02/2019

Callander's newly refurbished Strathyre Primary School has officially been reopened. A £1.864million refurbishment project was carried out to provide additional teaching space and a sport, dining and community area. Modular accommodation was also removed. Opening the new facility, former Headteac
11/02/2019

South Lanarkshire Council has pledged an investment of over £62 million to support its housing stock. The funding will help develop new council homes and improving existing properties. An investment of almost £9m has also been announced on central heating upgrades or installations in the area, £
11/02/2019

A series of preparatory works have been scheduled later this month ahead of construction on the A9 Dualling project. The A9 Dualling scheme is one of Scotland's biggest ever transport infrastructure projects, which will upgrade the road into a dual carriageway. Overnight closures have been annou
11/02/2019

West Lothian Council's former Waverley Street depot in Bathgate is to be transformed into new affordable housing after a deal was agreed with Weslo Housing Management. The housing association is set to purchase the 0.75-acre site for £105,000. Council Leader Lawrence Fitzpatrick said: "We are com
11/02/2019

Scottish Water has successfully repaired a burst main in Northfield Avenue, Ayr. The work was carried out on a seven inch water main from 8am on Sunday 10 February until 6am this morning, 11 February. A section of Northfield Road from the four-way junction with St George Road and Hunters Avenue
08/02/2019

An affordable housing project has been launched in Dumbarton, bringing 46 new homes to the area. CCG is delivering the scheme, on Talisman Avenue, in Westcliff, for Cube Housing Association. The homes, all available for social rent, are a mix of one and two-bed flats and three and four-bed semi-
08/02/2019

A number of flats in Aberdeen are to be demolished amid subsidence concerns. The 52 properties in Erroll Place and Erroll Street, near King Street, were originally built on a gravel pit. Following extensive surveying, demolition was considered the most viable economic option for the flats. Abe
08/02/2019

East Lothian Council has been recognised for its excellence in planning for its Local Development Plan (LDP). The LDP was shortlisted in the Excellence in Plan Making category at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2019. The RTPI Awards celebrate exceptional exa
08/02/2019

Public views are being sought on a proposed nursery development at Deshar Primary School in Boat of Garten. The Highland Council is hosting two consultation events on the plans next week, Thursday 14 February. A drop-in session will take place in Deshar Primary School from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, foll
08/02/2019

A planned development at Inverurie's Ury Riverside Park has landed a major funding boost of £112,000. Aberdeenshire-based CR Contracting North will use the LEADER funds to undertake a wide range of planting within the 60ha site. Company Director Chris Rogerson said: "We're really pleased to have
08/02/2019

Scottish Water has launched a project to upgrade the water network in Fenwick, East Ayrshire. The £540,000 upgrades will be delivered by contractor Clancy Docwra, beginning on Monday 18 February. Approximately 1.7 miles of pipework will begin on Kilmaurs Road between Fenwick and a point near to
07/02/2019

A £1.54 million project has been launched to build new homes for the travelling community in Girvan. Seven chalet-style bungalows will be built on the former Houdston site, comprising six three-bed homes and one six-bed home. McTaggart Construction is carrying out the project with funding from S
07/02/2019

Work has been announced to conserve the historic Iona Abbey on the west coast. The iconic site will undergo a £60,000 upgrade, which involves the installation of a new conservation heating system in the Abbey Church. The new system will help protect against increasing levels of rain water penetr
07/02/2019

West Dunbartonshire councillors have approved plans to introduce the Rapid Rehousing Transition Programme in the region. The Home at the Heart approach will help ensure homeless people in the district are fast-tracked to settled accommodation. It also outlines details of a more comprehensive and e
07/02/2019

Plans have been approved to redevelop the former Raceland Go-Karting site at Gladsmuir into a new filling station. The Gladsmuir development will also include a drive-through coffee shop and two drive-through fast food restaurants plus associated car parking and landscaping. More cycle spaces wil
07/02/2019

Cairn Housing Association has been recognised for its Care & Repair Service. The service attained a Scottish Quality Mark by Care & Repair Scotland, recognising its skills, knowledge and effectiveness. Cairn's Care & Repair services aim to help older people or those living with disabilities to c
07/02/2019

A derelict building on Bridge Street in Banff is to be converted into three townhouses starting next week, Wednesday 20 February. The 49-53 Bridge Street project is being delivered as part of the Banff Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS). The North East Scotland Preservation Trust (NESPT
06/02/2019

More than £700,000 extra funding has been announced by the Scottish government to address flooding issues across the country. Approximately £300,000 will be awarded to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to help it perform is role as the national flood forecasting, flood warning and
06/02/2019

Morrison Construction has been appointed to deliver works on a school in the Highlands. A double classroom unit in poor condition at Invergarry Primary School will be replaced with an extension. It will comprise of two classrooms, toilets and a cloakroom area. The former school house will also b
06/02/2019

A modern apprentice from East Dunbartonshire Council has been shortlisted for a prize at this year's APSE Scotland awards. Aidan Maguire, a second year modern apprentice in construction management, will compete to win the local authority apprentice/trainee of the year. Aidan, a current student a
06/02/2019

Proposals for a major investment in cycling and walking routes in Dundee have progressed following a successful consultation. The Northern Links projects aim to introduce routes in Lochee Road, Victoria Road and Princes Street/King Street. Dundee City Council has now moved to the next stage, dev
06/02/2019

A significant milestone has been celebrated on the development of the new Blairdardie Primary School, with pupils visiting the site to bury a time capsule and tour the new facility. The three-storey school, built by BAM Construction, will feature new sports facilities for school and community use a
06/02/2019

Efficient Service Delivery (ESD) has launched the second phase of Scottish Water's Great Glen Way water work project. The £21 million scheme between Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston involves the installation of a five-mile water main, two miles of which was completed in the first phase. The second
05/02/2019

Morrison Construction has commenced work on major expansion plans at the Glenmorangie Distillery near Tain in Ross-shire. The contractor will deliver two multi-million pound projects at the distillery. The new still house will showcase two more of Glenmorangie's signature copper stills. A separat
05/02/2019

An athletics club in Renfrewshire has secured additional land to develop a new £1.3 million indoor facility. Kilbarchan Amateur Athletic Club (AAC) will receive more than 4,000 sq m of land after local councillors backed a Community Asset Transfer. The new facility would house a 60m running trac
05/02/2019

A proposal for a new, single primary school in Prestonpans is moving forward, following its approval by councillors last year. Scottish Ministers ratified the decision by East Lothian Council, allowing a team to begin work establishing the plans. The proposal aims to close Prestonpans Infants an
05/02/2019

The £4.5 million North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme (NILPS) team has been strengthened with three new appointments. NILPS will support projects to promote the culture, heritage and landscape of the North Isles and will run until 2023.   They will work to support Orkney's North Isles through
05/02/2019

Melville Housing Association has passed stock numbers of 2,000 for the first time in 23 years, after a tenant moved into a new home in Gorebridge. Demi Yuill moved into her new, specially-adapted one bedroom home at Harvieston Park, which was built by Taylor Wimpey as part of a £2.8 million deal i
05/02/2019

A series of upgrade and improvement works are to take place at East Lothian Council's John Muir House building. The existing main council reception, on Brewery Park, Haddington, will become the building's 'Single Point of Contact' (SPOC), featuring a new look and layout with additional space for st
04/02/2019

Clark Contracts has landed a contract to deliver £7 million refurbishments at Livingston's major shopping complex. Livingston Designer Outlet will be transformed into a new guest experience, along with significant rebranding. The contractor will carry out works during the night to minimise disru
04/02/2019

A number of Aberdeen homes have become the first in the region to benefit from CityFibre's £40million gigabit-speed connectivity project. Households in Kincorth and Northfield have connected to a new full fibre broadband network as part of the scheme. Work is progressing and will get underway in T
04/02/2019

The new £10 million St Nicholas' Primary School in Bearsden has been officially completed, after the final external works were delivered. Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure built a MUGA (multi-use games area) pitch, a playchip area with climbing tree, basketball court, a cycle proficienc
04/02/2019

Work is progressing on a series of improvements in Kirkwall town centre, with works scheduled to commence at the entrance to Albert Street. The street will be closed to all traffic from Laing Street to Broad Street during the project, which will begin on Wednesday 06 February and last for four wee
04/02/2019

New traffic calming measures are to be installed in Kirkintilloch, after a survey discovered some drivers were exceeding the speed limit on the Newdyke Road. Two flat top speed tables will be introduced at the junction of Newdyke Road and Newdyke Avenue, and the junction of Newdyke Road and Ivanho
04/02/2019

Aberdeen City Council is seeking opinions on its proposal to relocate St Peter's School. It proposes to move the school into the existing Riverbank School building after the new replacement Riverbank School opens in August 2022. A public consultation is being held on the proposal from Monday 04 F
01/02/2019

A project has been launched to transform public spaces in Balloch, with construction already underway on a new village square. The new village square on Balloch Road will serve as the initial development on the project. Pavements will also be widened in enhance space and introduce the possibility
01/02/2019

An additional £2.185m for further remedial rock stabilisation works at the A890 Stromeferry bypass has been announced by Members of The Highland Council's Environment, Development and Infrastructure (EDI) Committee. They have also agreed the formation of a Cross Party Options Selection Group to con
01/02/2019

Springfield Properties has acquired Livingston housebuilder Walker Group for £31 million. The company announced the confirmed purchase of the entire issued share capital of Walker Group. This move will help expand Springfield's presence in the Edinburgh market. Sandy Adam, Executive Chairman o
01/02/2019

A major investment of £240 million has been announced in Ayrshire, after the UK and Scottish Governments confirmed they would each invest £100m into a package of projects. The long-anticipated Ayrshire Growth Deal is expected to create thousands of jobs, bring £2billion of investment into the area,
01/02/2019

A public event is to be held on plans for Glasgow's South City Way route. The scheme will create a segregated pathway between Queen's Park and the city centre. Design proposals for the final leg of the £6.5m project will be on display at the drop-in event. The final phase of the 3km route will
01/02/2019

Major repairs are due to be carried out in East Dunbartonshire to help reopen the Forth and Clyde Canal again to barges and boats. Scottish Canals is carrying out extensive refurbishment works on the 'lift bridge' over the canal at Main Street, Twechar. Repairs will begin on Monday 4 February 2019
01/02/2019

As part of ongoing site investigation works to alleviate flooding issues in Aberdeen's Merchant Quarter, Scottish Water and its Alliance Partner amey-Black & Veatch (aBV) will implement 24 hour working throughout this weekend. Due to the location of required work at the Market Street and Trinity Qu
01/02/2019

An engineering survey has been completed on South Commercial Street in the Shetlands. The road has since reopened to traffic this afternoon, 01 February, with a reduced width and fencing to the seaward side. Shetland Islands Council's engineers completed the work after the road was damaged by a s
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