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Seminar to hear of construction’s key role in zero carbon ambitions

THE role of Scotland's construction sector in the nation's transformation to zero carbon will be the focus of an online industry seminar next week. Building...

Quality over quantity: 90 years of success for Mactaggart & Mickel Group

Mactaggart & Mickel Group are celebrating their 90th anniversary this year with a series of events including a revamped website, art school scholarship, charity...

Infrastructure commitment welcomed in Scotland’s Programme for Government

THE focus on infrastructure in the Scottish Government's 2020/21 Programme for Government has been welcomed by industry. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that £500 million...

New report provides 30-year infrastructure blueprint for Scotland

A new report has claimed 'urgent change' is required in Scotland in respect of infrastructure to help deliver the benefits of an 'inclusive, net...

Hart Builders to rebrand as Cruden Group looks to align construction divisions

HART Builders is set to be rebranded as Cruden Building as part of the Cruden Group's plans to align its construction businesses. Established in 1954...

Robertson Group reports record turnover in landmark year

ROBERTSON Group has announced record trading in its 50th year. The Stirling-based group infrastructure and construction group delivered turnover of £453 million in the year to March 2016...

Hopes, challenges and opportunities: industry faces “unprecedented” tests in 2018

2018 will be a year of exceptional challenges – and also opportunities – for the Scottish construction sector. Project Scotland recently asked a wide range...

Construction Scotland launches new strategy for tackling sector’s biggest issues

CONSTRUCTION Scotland has launched a new strategy for the next four years, with the aim of the industry becoming more sustainable, productive, innovative and...
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£1 billion boost for Scottish construction

New figures show output from the Scottish construction industry increased by 10% last year.

Report highlights success of hub programme across Scotland

THE success of Scotland’s hub Programme has been highlighted in a new report, which confirmed that since being established ten years ago, it has...

Robotic architecture unveiled in new V&A Dundee exhibition

ROBOTIC architecture takes centre stage at a new exhibition at V&A Dundee. The museum revealed that the new commission will sit alongside the next major...

Balfour Beatty bags £35m Perth roads contract

Balfour Beatty will deliver the first phase of the Perth Transport Futures project after securing the £35 million contract. The firm will create a new junction on the...

Builders welcome housing investment but question LBTT proposals

THE Scottish Government has announced that around £4 billion is to be invested over the next year in infrastructure, including £1 billion for road...

Scottish election to have huge implications for construction industry

THE Scottish construction industry is eagerly waiting to discover how the outcome of the upcoming Scottish Parliament election will impact the short, medium and...

Industry body urges Scottish Government to reopen First Home Fund

TRADE body Homes for Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to reopen the First Home Fund to help meet consumer demand. The organisation said the...

Faults found in 19 Edinburgh public buildings

19 Edinburgh public buildings were found to have similar faults to those found in Oxgangs Primary School, a new report has found. The Accounts Commission...

Change needed in construction industry according to MSPs

AN inquiry into the Scottish construction industry has called for greater thought for long-term value and more emphasis on technology. MSPs on the Economy, Energy...

‘Plug skills gap or growth prospects will be squashed’

PROJECTED growth in the Scottish construction sector of just 0.5% annually over the next five years “doesn’t tell the whole story”. That’s the view of...

Covid-19: We’re all in this together

THE construction industry has reacted with trademark determination and resilience in the face of the Covid-19 outbreak. With most non-essential sites closing - at...

The fightback begins for the Scottish steel industry

THE "revival" of the Scottish steel industry has started with the reopening of the Dalzell works in Motherwell. International industrial group, Liberty House, has spent...

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