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  • 21 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Scottish Canals is gearing up for the busy summer boating season by investing £250,000 in new machinery to help carry out a comprehensive program of dredging and weed cutting along the nation’s waterways. The works will be delivered by Scottish Canals’ in-house dredging team, who will work with boaters to tackle areas causing navigational issues. […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Aberdeen Harbor hosted a visit by Scotland’s First Minister and head of Scottish Enterprise yesterday.  Aberdeen Harbor Board Chief Executive, Colin Parker was joined by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Dr. Lena Wilson, Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise on a vessel tour of the Harbor, providing them with an insight into current harbor activity and […]

  • 27 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    A £95,000 coastal erosion engineering project has been completed in Argyll and Bute. This coastal scheme, which was paid for jointly by the Argyll and Bute Council and Scottish Water, saw the installation of 2000 tonnes of rock armor along a 140 meter stretch of coastline by the Anderson Group of Inverness. Councillor Ellen Morton, […]

  • 20 December 2012

    Scottish Canals Canal House has invited bidders to submit their offers for the National Dredging Framework 2013-2017. The object of the contract is to provide dredging on Inland Scottish Canals, and includes: – Land-based and floating dredging; – Additional resources/changed methodology to offset reduced efficiency for increased distances between access/loading points; – Dewatering dredgings; – […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced a 10-year flood protection strategy designed to protect more than 10,000 homes. The plan is the result of grant funding totaling £420 million and follows an agreement reached between the Scottish Government and COSLA. “Earlier this year I saw first-hand the devastating effects of mother nature as […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    As the final winter works are being carried out, the Scottish Canals unveiled yesterday a new pilot scheme to increase the amount of staff time and resources devoted to dredging in the Lowland Canals. In recent years the Scottish Canals seen an average of 80 boats transit the Forth & Clyde, and whilst interest in the Kelpies […]

  • 25 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Preparations are now underway to recommence work on the £88m Hawick Flood Protection Scheme, in line with the Scottish Government’s construction industry guidelines. Work immediately stopped on the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme on 23 March following the government announcement of a lockdown. During this period, Scottish Borders Council announced the appointment of McLaughlin and Harvey as […]

  • 3 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The construction of a flood protection scheme for Hawick is a step closer after Scottish Borders Councilors approved the final outline design of the project. The decision taken at council meeting on Thursday, March 2, means that the publication of the scheme can now take place in April 2017. Upon the publication, there will be […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV’s experts will discuss the successes of the Moray and Littlehaven flood risk alleviation schemes at a conference in Scotland this week (3 and 4 February 2015). Royal HaskoningDHV’s Associate Director Barbara Hellett will co-deliver a presentation on the Moray Flood Schemes, together with Dave Gowans, consultancy manager with project partner the Moray Council. […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    A new river restoration project designed to restore the Glazert Water to a more natural condition and minimize the likelihood of flooding in the River Kelvin Catchment downstream is one step closer, said East Dunbartonshire Council in its latest post.  The proposal for the Glazert River Restoration Project in the heart of Lennoxtown is the result […]

  • 2 September 2013

    An extra £3 million has been made available for Scottish fishing harbours that were damaged by the storms late last year. The storms, which were caused by an unusual combination of south easterly gales, low pressures and high tides, were described as the worst in decades and caused damage across Scotland. The additional £3 million […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Good progress continues to be made towards constructing a flood protection scheme for Hawick, the Scottish Borders Council just announced. The scheme is currently in its outline design phase, which aims to prove that a flood protection scheme is feasible and can be delivered within the town. “If the scheme is successful through the statutory […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Nearly a fifth of Scotland’s coastline is at risk of erosion, threatening some of the country’s most prized land and infrastructure within the next 30 years, the Scottish Government said in its latest release.  The potentially devastating effects of climate change and coastal erosion came to light after experts from the Scottish Government, Scottish Natural […]

  • 3 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Aberdeen Harbor Board plans to hold a pre-application consultation event relating to the repair of a section of the north bank of the River Dee adjacent to the North Esplanade West. The proposed activity consists of reinstating the river bank revetment following storm damage. The pre-application consultation event will be held between 12.00 and 17.00 […]

  • 4 February 2011

    A £2.6 million (€3.06 million) project to protect Irish and Scottish waterways from destructive plants was launched earlier this week at … (afloat) [mappress] Source: afloat, February 4, 2011;

  • 19 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The first part of funding for the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme has been confirmed by the Scottish Government. Councillors at this week’s Executive meeting heard that the Government has provided an initial £1.342 million to the project as a general capital grant in 2016/17. The Hawick Flood Protection Scheme was included on a list of 40 […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Scottish Government Minister for Local Government and Planning, Derek Mackay yesterday visited the 53 hectare Westway Park in Renfrew, to inspect progress at a £1.3 million dock development project. The project was one of the first locations in the country to receive funding from the Scottish Government’s National Renewable Infrastructure Fund (N-RIF), managed by Scottish […]

  • 11 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    A plan to protect homes, businesses and communities from flooding has been launched by Aileen McLeod, MSP for South Scotland (SNP). The Flood Risk Management plan contains 14 local strategies and proposals for 42 flood protection schemes or engineering works planned for 2016-21 and a range of other flood alleviation measures. This will be supported […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The works, undertaken by VolkerStevin to upgrade Kirkcaldy sea wall and improve the promenade area on behalf of Fife Council, have been recognized with the Integrated Transport Project of the Year accolade at the Scottish Transport Awards. Completed in November 2014, and costing just over £9 million, the upgraded sea wall and refurbished promenade now […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A site visit of Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme has allowed local Councillors to see how the £31.4 million project is advancing, according to the Scottish Borders Council. Elected Members were shown a number of major activities within the scheme, which is still on course to be completed by December 2016. “It was good to see the […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The island of Kerrera is set to benefit from a significant upgrade to its ferry berthing facilities, Minister for Transport and Islands Derek Mackay announced today. Around £1.7 million will be invested in the construction of a new breakwater and the extension of the slipway. The project also includes an extension to the Gallanach slipway […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Plans to manage flood risk across Fife are given the green light by Fife Council’s Executive Committee. Fife is covered by four Local Flood Risk Management Plans which aim to reduce the devastating impact of flooding. The plans were produced jointly by the Council, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Water and neighbouring local authorities. […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    A new pier at Copland’s Dock in Stromness, ensuring that Orkney continues to play a central role in the growing marine renewables sector, has been officially opened by First Minister Alex Salmond. Following an increase in marine traffic at Stromness, Orkney Islands Council took the decision to increase the harbour’s capacity. With £2.5 million Scottish […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, officially opened Selkirk’s new flood protection scheme yesterday. The scheme provides protection to around 600 homes and businesses from major flood events, with the Scottish Government providing 80 per cent of the funding for the project. A total of two kilometers of flood defenses […]

  • 2 June 2020

    Aberdeenshire Council said in their latest release that preparatory works on the Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme will resume this week. Contractors McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd – who first began construction back in March last year – came off site in March following Scottish Government advice on construction sites in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Aberdeenshire […]

  • 7 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Aberdeen Harbor has just announced that the harbor’s latest expansion project has been awarded marine licences. Issued under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, the licences cover both construction and dredging operations associated with the project, and form part of a wider consenting strategy, which included Planning Permission in Principle, awarded by Aberdeen City Council […]