Federation News

We have assembled news stories which are related to the construction and building industry in Scotland.

Articles of Interest

29th April 2019

Plans to link Glasgow Central and Queen Street with new Metro system

Ambitious plans to link Glasgow Central and Queen Street stations via a new underground station between them have been unveiled today – Visit The Scotsman to read more

 

New £150m home loan scheme for first-time buyers 

Nicola Sturgeon announced the new £150m scheme as part of a package of measures designed to make the housing market fairer - Visit The Herald to read more

 

Inverness infrastructure concerns as hundreds of new homes come before councillors for approval

The latest flurry of housing applications in the Inverness area will be considered by Highland councillors this week – Visit Press and Journal to read more

 

Sigma launches £43 million fund to back rental homes in Scotland

Edinburgh property group Sigma has launched a fund backed by the Scottish Government to invest in rental homes across Scotland – Visit Insider to read more

 

Prolectric completes acquisition of Solatainer solar generator

Prolectric, a supplier of temporary solar lighting and off-grid power for highways, rail and infrastructure projects, has announced the acquisition of the Solatainer solar generator - Visit Project Scotland to read more 

 

Buoyant housing market sees sales surge for Tulloch Homes

Strong demand for new properties has helped housebuilder Tulloch Homes post robust financial results as it hunts for more sites to develop - Visit Scotsman to read more

 

Housebuilder’s independent customer care review

Housebuilder Persimmon has launched a review of its house snagging repair and customer care processes, it has announced -Visit the Herald Scotland to read more

 

Council hope to appoint new contractor for key Fraserburgh regeneration project

Work to transform the council chambers and a former police station in Fraserburgh ground to a halt last November when builders AD Walker went into administration - Visit Press and Journal to read more

 

New flats proposal could provide much needed cheaper housing in Aberdeen

Plans to build a block of flats on the site of a demolished warehouse could help address the need for affordable homes in Aberdeen – Visit Press and Journal to read more

 

Council boss insists housing giant is following rules at Kinross development

The chief executive of Perth and Kinross Council has insisted a housing giant is following rules imposed with planning permission following allegations of infringement – Visit The Courier to read more

 

This family's plight shows how bad Edinburgh's housing crisis has got - Kezia Dugdale

'Building new affordable homes is vital ' but families stuck in B&Bs can't wait that long' – Visit Scotsman to read more

 

Comment: Tech and talent can help us build brighter future

Construction is on the verge of a digital and manufacturing revolution, says Good – Visit Scotsman to read more

 

29th April 2019