Federation News

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

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19th June 2019

Eco resort planned for near Ben Nevis

Fifty holiday cabins have been proposed for an area of forestry under the northern slopes of Ben Nevis – Read more here


Council housing stock boosted as more than 60 homes built in Aberdeenshire

Dozens of new council homes have been built in Aberdeenshire as part of a £11million project - Visit the Press and Journal to read more


Star’s population could explode if new private housing gets go ahead

A Fife village could see its population significantly increase if plans for a new housing development are given the go ahead - Visit the Courier to read more


Edinburgh insists it will meet 20,000 affordable homes target

The Capital’s housing convener has hit back at claims the council is lagging behind its target to build 20,000 affordable homes – while insisting almost a quarter will be adaptable for disabled residents - Visit here to read more. 



Ambitious plans revealed for revamp of Glasgow's St Enoch district

Plans to ­transform the banks of Glasgow’s River Clyde in a bid to connect key parts of the city are set to be unveiled this week - Visit the Herald Scotland to read more.  


Permission for new waste sorting site

A facility in Inverness that would sort rubbish into waste suitable for use in the making of fuel for power plants has been given the go-ahead -  Visit BBC to read more


Grant of more than £40,000 will enable vital repairs to Inverness city centre building

The Inverness Townscape Heritage Project has pledged a substantial grant towards the cost of repairs to a city centre building -  Visit the Press and Journal to read more. 


Plans for new Lochaber social housing progress despite gas heating concerns

Lochaber councillors have questioned Highland Council’s choice of heating system for a new social housing development at Fort William - Visit the Press and Journal to read more. 


Crest Nicholson profits fall, but sales rise thanks to strategy rethink

Housebuilder Crest Nicholson has seen half-year profits drop after coming under pressure from rising build costs and as property price growth stalled - Visit the Press and Journal to read more. 


Bellway buoyant despite slowdown in house price growth and rising costs

 Housebuilder Bellway has reported a rise in sales in the past four months, but reiterated industry concerns over a slowdown in house price growth and rising costs - Visit the Press and Journal to read more.


Persimmon Homes site to be locked down after planning feud with council bosses

Construction giant Persmisson Homes will have part of its new Kinross-shire housing development sealed off in a bitter dispute with council chiefs - Visit the Courier to read more.


19th June 2019