Scottish Government: Design Led Construction Procurement Research

A team directed by Douglas Wheeler Associates Ltd with Sustainable Procurement Ltd and Austin-Smith:Lord LLP  has been appointed by the Scottish Government to carry out research on Design Led Construction Procurement. The aim of this research is to identify implementable approaches to design-led construction procurement across the Scottish public sector. The research will cover the following three areas: What are the current barriers to embedding design in construction procurement processes? What approaches are currently effective in embedding design in construction … Read full story

LIS Future of the Landscape Profession Survey

Are you a Landscape Architect working in the Public or Third Sector in Scotland? The Landscape Institute Scotland encourages you to complete this survey to input proposals for the Landscape 2020 initiative. Complete the Survey here: https://liscotland.typeform.com/to/DFRmoV Last year, LIS members participated in the Landscape Institute’s Summer Conversation to help shape the future of the profession in Scotland. The full report submitted by the LIS is available via the following link. https://scotland.landscapeinstitute.org/the-lis-publishes-a-summer-conversation-on-the-future-of-the-landscape-profession-in-scotland-access-the-report-here/ The Conversation concluded that further efforts were necessary to … Read full story

SNH Corporate Plan 2015 – 2018: Consultation Response

In December 2014, LIS Policy & Development Officer Rebecca Hughes submitted a consultation response to Scottish Natural Heritage’s (SNH) Discussion Paper on the SNH Corporate Plan 2015 – 2018   SNH Discussion Paper available HERE Download a copy of the consultation response HERE     … Read full story

Landscape Institute Employment & Salary Survey 2014 Results

            The Landscape Institute Employment and Salary Survey 2014 results, released this week, show signs of an expansion and strong employment levels within the private sector of the landscape industry. The results of the Employment and Salary Survey are now available on the Landscape Institute WebsiteThe 869 responses gathered between 21 July and 1 September paint a positive picture of the industry. Employment levels in full-time, permanent roles are high, unemployment is at a three-year low and … Read full story

Landscape Institute Proposed Governance Changes

  Consultation with LIS Members Wednesday, 3rd December 2014, 6.00pm to 8.00pm   The Teacher Building 14 St. Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB   Understanding how the proposed changes will affect members The Landscape Institute is proposing a series of governance changes with the aim of expanding and thus increasing membership into the profession and consequently its income and expenditure.  These changes based on the overall aim of expansion are fundamental and will at some stage be likely to involve proposing … Read full story

SNH Siting and designing wind farms in the landscape – Version 2 published

Please see the following link and update below Siting and designing wind farms in the landscape – Version 2 In 2009 we published version 1 of this guidance, following extensive consultation. This new version includes new photography and we have clarified some aspects of the text. References to new guidance and research are also included. (Version 2, May 2014) helps guide wind farms towards those landscapes best able to accommodate them. It advises on how wind farms can be designed … Read full story

LIS PROCUREMENT NOTE: E-AUCTIONS Meeting Scottish Government: 29.04.14 Atlantic Quay, Glasgow

LIS PROCUREMENT NOTE: E-AUCTIONS Meeting Scottish Government: 29.04.14 Atlantic Quay, Glasgow Present Cara Davidson – Scottish Government, Renewables Routemap, Energy & Climate Change Allen Hughes – Scottish Government, Renewables Routemap, Energy & Climate Change Marc van Grieken – LUC Rachel Tennant – LIS Apologies Gordon Patterson – Scottish Government, Renewables Routemap, Energy & Climate Change Key issues raised by LUC • No problem with procurement and tendering in general as long as it is on a fair and reasonable basis. … Read full story

The consultation on the draft Edinburgh Street Design Guidance is now underway – Read more here!

The consultation on the draft Edinburgh Street Design Guidance is now underway and we’d like your views on the streets in the City. The City has a range of street types from historic streets to new streets and getting their design right is important to us all. The guidance will help to make streets places for people by giving greater emphasis to walking, cycling and public transport. Princes Street We’re using a survey to give you a chance to tell … Read full story

TRANSPORT SCOTLAND Fitting Landscapes: Securing more sustainable landscapes

Link to the full report is below the article. Status and Aims of Fitting Landscapes: Securing more sustainable landscapes Fitting Landscapes provides the Scottish Government’s policy statement addressing the landscape design and management of our transport corridors. Such corridors can be major elements in the environment. It is important that they are designed and managed not only to meet their functional objectives but also to fit with the landscape through which they pass – reflecting local distinctiveness, conserving and enhancing … Read full story

The LI Scotland has submitted its response to the SNH Wild Land Map proposal

On behalf of the Landscape Institute Scotland, Rebecca Hughes, the Landscape Institute’s recently appointed Policy and Development Officer for Scotland has submitted the following response to the proposed map definition of wild land in Scotland. The response was accompanied by a letter which you may also wish to read. This is available as pdf to download. Q.1. What is your view on the Core Areas of Wild Land 2013 map? The Landscape Institute Scotland Branch (LIS) welcomes the opportunity to comment … Read full story