Survey reveals high rate of pub closures

ONE in 20 pubs in Scotland are estimated to have not re-opened since the Covid-19 pandemic in March two years ago forced them to shut their doors for several months. The finding has been released by trade organisation, the Scottish Licensed Trade Association, which has...

Update issued on Glasgow streets improvement plan

AN update on plans to make 17 streets in and around Glasgow city centre safer, easier to walk and cycle around and easier to maintain has revealed various projects at various stages of completion. Known as the 'Avenues' programme, the update provides a breakdown as...

Restoration plans boost for Glasgow’s Egyptian Halls

CONSERVATION experts fighting for the restoration of a Glasgow architectural masterpiece have secured funding to develop a plan for the building’s future. A working group - formed last year, led by the Scottish Civic Trust and composed of experienced developers, architects and others - has...

Funding plan hoping to encourage more tree planting

FUNDING to encourage farmers and crofters plant more trees is to be given a boost following proposed Scottish Parliament legislation. Says an announcement, by the Scottish Government, here: "Scotland’s forests and woodlands cover around 1.45 million hectares, which is 19 per cent of the country’s...

Views sought on proposed levy on construction materials

VIEWS are being sought on the possible charging of a levy on the raw materials used in the construction sector, such as sand and rock. The Scottish Government is hosting the consultation - here - until December 4. Says the consultation: "This consultation seeks views on how...

Edinburgh to host a ‘car-free day’

EDINBURGH'S Waverley Bridge is to be turned into "an inclusive community hub of information, inspiration and activity encouraging people to consider alternatives to car travel" - on Sunday October 2. The initiative is part of a city council-led 'car-free day', with Edinburgh joining an estimated...

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Update issued on Glasgow streets improvement plan

AN update on plans to make 17 streets in and around Glasgow city centre safer, easier to walk and cycle...

Edinburgh to host a ‘car-free day’

EDINBURGH'S Waverley Bridge is to be turned into "an inclusive community hub of information, inspiration and activity encouraging people to...

Dementia design tool launched by Scots university

HELP in designing dementia-friendly spaces has been launched by a Scots university. The online tool, here, unveiled by the University...

Views sought on ‘liveable neighbourhood’ designs

VIEWS are being sought on plans to improve the urban realm in various districts of Glasgow. Visualisations have been produced,...

Survey reveals high rate of pub closures

ONE in 20 pubs in Scotland are estimated to have not re-opened since the Covid-19 pandemic in March two years...

Update issued on Glasgow streets improvement plan

AN update on plans to make 17 streets in and around Glasgow city centre safer, easier to walk and cycle...

Restoration plans boost for Glasgow’s Egyptian Halls

CONSERVATION experts fighting for the restoration of a Glasgow architectural masterpiece have secured funding to develop a plan for the...

Funding plan hoping to encourage more tree planting

FUNDING to encourage farmers and crofters plant more trees is to be given a boost following proposed Scottish Parliament legislation....

House prices, Scotland, July

THE average price of a house in Scotland during the month of July was £192,966 – some 9.9 per cent...

South of Scotland empty properties targeted for ‘affordable’ homes conversion

A DEDICATED member of staff has been taken on, to source empty properties in the south of Scotland - mainly...

Rent freeze announced in programme for government

A PLAN to freeze the cost of renting a home has been announced by Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Unveiling...

Rents register 26 per cent rise in Glasgow

THE average cost of renting a private-sector home coming on the market in Glasgow has grown an estimated 26 per...

Update issued on Glasgow streets improvement plan

AN update on plans to make 17 streets in and around Glasgow city centre safer, easier to walk and cycle...

Restoration plans boost for Glasgow’s Egyptian Halls

CONSERVATION experts fighting for the restoration of a Glasgow architectural masterpiece have secured funding to develop a plan for the...

Latest design images unveiled for Buchanan Galleries

COMMENTS are being sought on the latest stage of designs, to revamp a major shopping centre on one of Glasgow's...

Views sought on ‘liveable neighbourhood’ designs

VIEWS are being sought on plans to improve the urban realm in various districts of Glasgow. Visualisations have been produced,...

Planning for place-making

We all want to live in lovely neighbourhoods, in places which have been thoughtfully designed and delivered. So, why aren't...

Ten trees to be planted for every person in Glasgow wider region

PLANS have been unveiled to plant ten trees for every person living in the Glasgow wider region. The announcement -...

The restoration of Campbeltown

The most improved place in Scotland? Regeneration agency, SURF, this year thinks it is Campbeltown, as the town’s former regeneration...

What we might learn from Scotland’s New Towns

SCOTLAND’s New Towns (East Kilbride 1947, Glenrothes 1948, Cumbernauld 1956, Livingston 1962 and Irvine 1966) were an early example of so-called ‘public interest-led development’...

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Vauban reflections

IT was 12 years ago when I wrote up my experiences of a visit to Vauban. I had been part...

Campaign option No.3: Creating a new town, like Vauban

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Vauban and Scottish Government policies

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