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Green light for world’s first g3 substation to be built in Aberdeenshire

APPROVAL has been granted for the build of the world's first 400kV green gas for grid (g3) substation in Kintore. SSEN Transmission welcomed the planning...

New training guide launched to help tradespeople during lockdown

A new guide for tradespeople has been published, which provides training tips and practical business advice to help those who are out of work or...

£2.8m plans launched to safeguard historic building designed by Rennie Mackintosh

GLASGOW City Council has discussed plans to safeguard the historic Scotland Street School building. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the building currently houses the Scotland...

Missing dog takes ride on train after being tracked down by Network Rail workers

A Network Rail engineering team has rescued a dog after spotting it on tracks during safety checks. Luka, the ten-year-old Japanese Spitz, was found by...

Flood study and increasing urbanisation paints ‘concerning’ picture for UK

A Heriot-Watt University study has revealed that flooding in the UK could increase by an average of 15-35% by 2080. The work was carried out...

Stirling set for 16 green projects to aid economic recovery from Covid-19

STIRLING Council has given the green light to 16 projects that will support safe active travel around the town. The various initiatives across the Stirling...

Building once planned as being home of Scottish Parliament put up for sale

THE City of Edinburgh Council has agreed that the old Royal High School on Calton Hill will be put up for sale. The 19th century...

Design work underway for major energy project at the River Ness

THE Highland Council has commenced detailed design works on a major £2.5 million energy project. The development will see a 92kW 'Archimedes Screw' hydroelectric power...

Historic Govan building given new lease of life

ARC-TECH has divulged details of how the business has helped breathe new life into a popular landmark in Glasgow's Govan area thanks to a...

Free webinar will explore future of social housing in Scotland

SCOTLAND Excel is teaming up with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) to look at the future...

Construction sector charity offers ‘beacon of hope’ to industry

THE Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has revealed it responded to 2,399 families in crisis last year. The organisation said the number of cases that required to...

Highland Council ‘urgently’ seeking clarity on EU funding replacement

THE Highland Council has said it 'urgently' needs clarity on how the UK shared prosperity fund will operate. With Britain having now exited the EU,...

Angus Council’s housing plan to bring ‘much needed’ certainty for the construction sector

ANGUS Council has announced it will aim to bring 550 new homes to the constituency by 2026. The local authority said it would work with...

Dundee City Council hopes to unlock new developments through partnership

A partnership has been formed to aid developers in finding innovative ways of managing surface water from sites across Dundee. Dundee City Council announced that...

Five housebuilders now on site at Winchburgh as second phase begins

THE second phase of housebuilding at Winchburgh is underway after Winchburgh Developments welcomed CALA, Barratt Homes and J Smart & Co to its new...

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Steps construction firms can take to mitigate materials shortages

By Lisa Dromgoole, managing associate at Womble Bond Dickinson, based in Edinburgh. The law firm has launched a new re:build Britain construction sector campaign to help...

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