Federation News

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

Articles of Interest

21st March 2018

Deliberate housing fire in Glasgow leaves hefty repair bill
A deliberate fire on a new housing development in Glasgow caused more than £100,000 of damage – Visit BBC News to read more 

Next generation need to help those affected by asbestos
A woman who has dedicated her life to helping those affected by the killer substance asbestos has said the next generation need to step up and help those whose lives have been afflicted by the deadly material – Visit The Herald to read more

Rebuilt visitor centre joins award shortlist
A popular Highland visitor centre once branded the Harrods of the North is among the shortlist for being named Scotland’s building of the year – Visit The Herald to read more 

‘Key design change’ for bridge that collapsed in Miami
Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design of its main support tower – Visit The Herald to read more

Planners narrowly back proposals for hundreds of homes on Mearns estate
Planners have narrowly backed the controversial transformation of a country estate into houses, a tourist attraction and equestrian centre – Visit The Herald to read more

Nearly four injuries or near misses every week involving Aberdeen bypass construction workers
New figures have revealed there have been almost four injuries or near misses per week involving workers on the Aberdeen bypass construction project – Visit The Press and Journal to read more

Councillors back masterplan for north-east coastal village
Last summer, Barratt Scotland submitted plans for Newtonhill with a view to building potentially hundreds of homes in the village in the future – Visit The Press and Journal to read more

Moray Council aims to invest in infrastructure to avoid hefty repair bills
More than £11million worth of maintenance work has been approved for vital infrastructure across Moray – Visit The Press and Journal to read more

Sport centre to cost council hundreds of thousands per year to maintain
The new Regional Performance Centre for Sport (RPCS) planned for Caird park will cost the council hundreds of thousands of pounds per year just to maintain – Visit The Courier to read more

21st March 2018