Look north: Pride and frustration in Scotland’s construction market


With its strongly devolved government and separate regulatory regime, Scotland is often neglected in conversations about the UK’s built environment. Daniel Gayne took a trip north of the border to see what is going on

“Scotland is a village,” says Alastair Wallace to a dinner table full of colleagues, clients and friends – “everyone knows everyone”.  

As if to demonstrate the point, Wallace, a senior partner at locally based consultant Thomas and Adamson (T&A), has collected a who’s who of Scottish construction in a room at the Edinburgh Grand to give Building the lay of the land north of the border. 

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