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Council shows its mettle with blitz on thieves

EDINBURGH Council has taken a lead in the fight against metal theft from building and railways. The Scottish Business Crime Centre set up a working...
SCOTLAND’S construction equipment companies have been given a £50,000 boost to improve skills.

Plant owners get cash to improve skills of 15,000

SCOTLAND’S construction equipment companies have been given a £50,000 boost to improve skills. Trade organisation the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA), its 260 member companies...

Agency cash for building repairs

TWO mills, a suspension bridge and the country’s oldest working theatre are among the latest recipients of Historic Scotland’s building repair grants. Six historic sites...
Anything goes as city prepares for growth

Anything goes as city prepares for growth

Planning applications increase after AWPR gets the green light ABERDEEN is to explore “all options” to fund its major infrastructure programme in the wake of...
Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty sweeps up at awards ceremony

‘Sustainability is built in to everything we do’ BALFOUR Beatty collected more prizes than any other contractor in an awards scheme that acknowledges sustainability in...
DOUGLAS Millican has been appointed chief executive of Scottish Water with immediate effect.

Millican is confirmed as water CE

DOUGLAS Millican has been appointed chief executive of Scottish Water with immediate effect. The finance and regulation director since the formation of the business in...
East End regeneration has only just begun says Gateway boss

City gets £250m boost in the run-up to Games

East End regeneration has only just begun says Gateway boss THE company behind Scotland’s biggest regeneration project has mapped out the £250m worth of construction...
Olympic arena has £2.5m price ticket

Olympic arena has £2.5m price ticket

THE biggest single temporary structure in Olympic history has been put on the market by the Scottish company that created it. The Basketball Arena, one...
McAlpine edges it for £228m campus deal in city centre

McAlpine edges it for £228m campus deal in city centre

THE consortium headed by Sir Robert McAlpine has been given the nod ahead of a BAM-led group to build a £228m campus development in...
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority has given the go-ahead for The Ben Arthur Resort in Arrochar which will include a five-star hotel, houses and berths for 250 boats. The construction budget is believed to be around £35-40m and will support more than 200 site jobs.

Hotel plan fires torpedo site

A derelict torpedo firing range in Argyll is to be turned into a £70m marina and hotel resort. Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park...

Got a copper? – Awards invite 2013 entries

ENTRIES are now invited for the 2013 European Copper in Architecture Awards that showcase “exemplary and innovative” uses of the material in contemporary design. Judging...

Trials could see costly repairs being ditched

TWO zones in the Highlands have been selected for a trial project that could eliminate expensive road repairs. The scheme will identify priorities for maintaining...

Builders flock to sample simple service

A pioneering service from planners at The Highland Council has proved a hit with developers. The scheme helps make the planning process more effective by...

Duo to share £37m roads

CIVIL engineering firm RJ McLeod (Contractors) is the big winner in the £37m package of contracts for south-west roads. Transport Scotland is to award the...

Falkirk gets cash for town centre

FALKIRK town centre is to get £1.6m investment to help preserve its past and promote future economic growth. The cash from Historic Scotland adds to...

Loch road will close in October

TRANSPORT Scotland has confirmed that a vital road link between the central belt and the Highlands will close for 14 weeks as part a...
WORK to revitalise the country’s canals network has gained momentum with a 4.6m boost from the Scottish Government that will accelerate a number of infrastructure projects

Paddle power – Infrastructure projects given boost

WORK to revitalise the country’s canals network has gained momentum with a £4.6m boost from the Scottish Government that will accelerate a number of...
David Ross from Keppie Design (right) in conversation with education secretary Michael Russell in East Ayrshire where youngsters are learning the skills to help equip them for the world of work.

Interaction project for young Sirs

David Ross from Keppie Design (right) in conversation with education secretary Michael Russell in East Ayrshire where youngsters are learning the skills to help...

The battle hots up for Madras green belt plan

THE biggest consultation process ever held in Fife could decide if a £40m school is to be built on green belt land. Proposals to build...

Apprentices get an opportunity to make history

HISTORIC Scotland is searching for 18 apprentices to help meet demand for traditional skills. The agency wants to recruit 15 apprentice stonemasons, two electricians and...