A NEW Scottish retail park is set for a £30 million investment with two major stores this week lodging joint plans with the developer of the site.

Lidl and B&M have submitted detailed planning applications to East Lothian Council for around 2000 sqm each at the Dunbar park, which includes road infrastructure, and would be expected to create up to 80 jobs if approved.

The 54.3-acre development is designed around the DunBear, a five-metre high steel sculpture of a brown bear which pays tribute to Dunbar-born naturalist John Muir, who is credited with playing a key role in the establishment of National Parks in the US.

HeraldScotland: The developer said the mixed-use development, which aims to include office, industrial, retail, leisure, extra care facilities, community and residential uses, will adopt the latest low carbon technology.The developer said the mixed-use development, which aims to include office, industrial, retail, leisure, extra care facilities, community and residential uses, will adopt the latest low carbon technology.

READ MORE: The joint application by Hallhill Developments Limited, Lidl and B&M follows planning applications for roads, footpaths and essential infrastructure submitted last year, together with renewable energy proposals for the site.

Scottish housebuilder puts £100m turnover business up for sale

HeraldScotland: Stewart Milne is focusing investment on expanding its homes businessStewart Milne is focusing investment on expanding its homes business

ABERDEEN-based Stewart Milne Group is selling its timber-systems operation, which has an annual turnover of around £100 million and employs about 400 people, to focus on investing in expanding its homes business across Scotland and north-west England.

READ MORE: The independent housebuilder and manufacturer of timber-frame for offsite construction says it is “capitalising on Stewart Milne Timber Systems’ position…by putting the business up for sale at a time when the market is set to grow exponentially”.

Orkney oil terminal to be transformed into hydrogen production complex

HeraldScotland: A visualisation of the proposed Hydrogen Hub for Flotta Island in Orkney. The hub is to be located on the site of the Oil and Gas facility that currently exists on Flotta.A visualisation of the proposed Hydrogen Hub for Flotta Island in Orkney. The hub is to be located on the site of the Oil and Gas facility that currently exists on Flotta.

NORTH Sea oil firms are supporting plans to develop a pioneering hydrogen production plant in Orkney.

READ MORE: TotalEnergies and Repsol Sinopec are backing a proposal to transform the Flotta oil terminal in Orkney into a green hydrogen production hub,which would be powered by renewable energy from a windfarm off the islands.

'Landmark moment' as Barclays opens new Glasgow financial hub

HeraldScotland: Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, the Tradeston campus has opened only slightly behind schedule and comfortably within the original goal of housing staff by the end of this year. Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, the Tradeston campus has opened only slightly behind schedule and comfortably within the original goal of housing staff by the end of this year.

FOUR years of planning and construction beset by Covid-related interruptions have ended with today’s official opening of what has been hailed as a major boost to Glasgow’s financial services sector. 

READ MORE: The 500,000sq ft Barclays campus on the south banks of the River Clyde represents a £330 million capital investment by the global banking group in what it has repeatedly stressed is a sign of its commitment to the city as part of its network of strategic facilities around the world.

Major gym plan for prime Giffnock site

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CAR retailing giant Arnold Clark is moving its Harry Fairbairn branch at Fenwick Road in Giffnock on the south side of Glasgow, and a planning application for a gym has been submitted for this site.

READ MORE: The planning application, for a change of use of the site at 167 Fenwick Road from “vehicle sales and repair” to “class 11 (gymnasium) together with external alterations” has been submitted to East Renfrewshire Council.

Six by Nico opens first restaurant outside the UK

HeraldScotland: Born in Glasgow to Italian parents, Mr Simeone opened his debut restaurant, 111 by Nico, in his home city in 2015. Born in Glasgow to Italian parents, Mr Simeone opened his debut restaurant, 111 by Nico, in his home city in 2015.

GLASGOW chef Nico Simeone is launching the first restaurant outside the UK under his signature Six by Nico brand.

READ MORE: The new premises in Dublin will be the ninth in the brand's portfolio. Located at 1 Molesworth Street, the restaurant is due to open next month. 

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Brian Donnelly: Transport minister's holy grail ferry fix has 'little or no merit'​

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