Federation News

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

Articles of Interest

23rd March 2017

Latest news of interest to the Scottish construction industry:

Crisis fears for Scottish building sector

Scotland’s property and construction sector faces uncertainty over Brexit and a second Scottish independence referendum, according to a professional services firm – Visit the Evening Express to read more

Progress in efforts to rebuild Highland tourist attraction devastated by fire

A family-run Highland tourist attraction destroyed by fire last year has been granted planning permission to rebuild – Visit the Press and Journal to read more

North-east roads to close to allow for AWPR upgrade work

A series of north-east roads will be closed over the next few weeks to allow vital work on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) to take place – Visit the Press and Journal to read more

Builder Redrow reveals ‘robust’ performance and ‘record’ order book

Housebuilder Redrow has said it is on track to notch up a 22% rise in profits this year, revealing a record order book and a better than expected increase in selling prices – Visit the Press and Journal to read more

No cast iron guarantee bridge will open on time

There can be no “cast iron guarantee” the Queensferry Crossing will be ready to open in May – Visit the Press and Journal to read more

Politics

Lack of Scottish Government staff could be hurdle to new powers

The Scottish Government could struggle to implement historic new tax and welfare powers because of a lack of staff, the public spending watchdog has warned – Visit the Scotsman to read more

PMQs: Theresa May hits back at SNP Brexit agreement claims

Theresa May has brushed aside calls for Scotland to have a say on Brexit amid accusations she had “delayed, blocked and lectured” the devolved governments over leaving the European Union – Visit the Scotsman to read more

Economy

Indyref2 and Brexit weigh on Scots property sector

Scotland’s property and construction sector faces a “critical” period amid a potential second Scottish independence referendum and Brexit uncertainty, a business advisory group has warned – Visit the Scotsman to read more

 

23rd March 2017