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SIR Robert McAlpine is forging ahead with the building that sees an American architect face up to Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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SIR Robert McAlpine is forging ahead with the building that sees an American architect face up to Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The contractor is working...
A campaign has been launched by meteorologist and TV weatherman Sean Batty to encourage people in the 28 areas to sign up to receive advance warnings from. Environment minister Paul Wheelhouse MSP.

Forth and Tay warning service launched

THE Scottish Environment Protection Agency has stepped up its fight to protect the 125,000 properties at risk from flooding by launching the country’s first...

Developer backs Rangers – Scottish Power Renewables to contribute to cash pot

THE go-ahead has been given for a wind farm in the south-west that could support up to 250 construction jobs. The Kilgallioch project, spread over...
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Edinburgh maps out a timetable on school building programme

EDINBURGH Council has agreed to spend £14m on schools in the next five years.
 It has committed £7m for building St. John’s primary and £6.38m...
HOUSING minister Margaret Burgess was ‘shovel ready’ when she dug in to mark the start of construction on a house that could set the standard for the future.

‘Resource efficient’ site could set a benchmark for affordable housing

HOUSING minister Margaret Burgess was ‘shovel ready’ when she dug in to mark the start of construction on a house that could set the...

Morrison on a 100-mile trek as water works get under way

ONE hundred miles of pipework will be upgraded as part of a scheme to improve drinking water quality for 20,000 homes in Aberdeen. The £5.3m...

Red faces after crane causes bridge closure

EMBARRASSED road bosses were forced to close the Kessock Bridge in the Highlands after a mobile crane became entangled in a temporary barrier. The incident...

Fears for Forres housing project

GROUND investigations are to be carried out at a Forres housing development that could have been built on contaminated land. The Ferryhill housing development was...

A bridge so far at city campus

INVERNESS Campus contractor Morgan Sindall is working with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to ensure final arrangements are in place before installing a new...

Consultant to lay down roots for Games legacy

CONSTRUCTION consultant Pick Everard has been appointed to project manage a £4.9m public woodland park project that will be part of the legacy remaining...
The council’s homelessness manager Paul Hannan and housing convener Neil Cooney celebrate the start of work.

Hunter’s help for homeless – New facility in Aberdeen

A former hostel in the centre of Aberdeen is being demolished to make way for a facility to help the homeless. Victoria House in West...

‘No cuts’ budget is a Smart move by city council

ABERDEEN City Council has approved its revenue budget for 2013/4 and a £300m five-year capital investment programme. The budget includes no new cuts in services...
THE museum built to house Glasgow’s world-famous Burrell art treasures has been given A-list status by Historic Scotland.

A work of art – A-list status for Burrell Collection

THE museum built to house Glasgow’s world-famous Burrell art treasures has been given A-list status by Historic Scotland. The building – which this year marks...

Doors that are fit for purpose – Solidor to set bar for Master Fitter...

THE eight teams competing in the finals of The Master Fitter Challenge at The FIT Show in April will be tested on composite door...
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Search begins for industry pioneers

NOMINATIONS have opened for the Renewable Energy Association’s annual awards. Now in their eighth year, the scheme acknowledges the breadth and diversity of the industry...
A NETWORK of abandoned mine workings underneath Glasgow could be the key to a unique sustainable heating project.

Glasgow could become new European hot spot

Researchers dig deep to assess city’s heating potential A NETWORK of abandoned mine workings underneath Glasgow could be the key to a unique sustainable heating...
AN underground stream is the key to an unusual project being undertaken by Ecofitter in East Lothian

Borders firm warms to underground solution

AN underground stream is the key to an unusual project being undertaken by Ecofitter in East Lothian. The MCS-accredited consultancy is fitting two 42KW Danfoss...
Private finance is generating huge opportunities for the supply chain.

Gun is fired on offshore boom

OFFSHORE wind developers have invested around £165m in the Scottish economy so far, according to new figures published by Scottish Renewables. The industry body asked...

Bar raised for biomass

WOOD fuelled biomass stations with an installed capacity greater than 15MW must provide good quality combined heat and power or miss out on support...
Springfield Properties, which claims to have Scotland’s busiest new build housing site, at Braehead near Glasgow, played host to planning minister Derek Mackay as he underlined the Government’s determination to reform the system.

Housing firm backs moves to accelerate planning permission

A house builder which spends three times as much gaining consents as it does buying blocks has backed moves to streamline the planning process. Springfield...