Plans for almost 100 new homes that ā€œmaximise viewsā€ across a famous park have been given the green light.

The design prepared by 7N Architects for Cruden Homes includes 35 per cent affordable housing as well as two commercial units.

The developmentĀ in a formerĀ industrial area undergoing regeneration is to replace two empty low-rise and a carpet storeĀ building atĀ Salamander Street and Salamander Yards in Leith the Scottish capital.

A cycle path is planned under the regenerationA cycle path is planned under the regeneration (Image: 7N Architects)

It includes 99 new residential homes, 20% of these are designed for growing families with three bedrooms.

ā€œA central south facing courtyard provides private accessible amenity for all residents and creates aĀ visualĀ greenspace connection with Leith Links,ā€ a statement read. ā€œThe u-shaped form of the building maximises views out across Leith Links towards the city.ā€

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Scottish haulier hits Ā£100m turnover as succession revealed


MaxiĀ Caledonian has reported turnover in excess of Ā£100 million for the first time as its long-standing owner revealed details of succession planning at the haulage and construction group.

Mr Atkinsonā€™s son Richard has been appointed deputy chairmanMr Atkinsonā€™s son Richard has been appointed deputy chairman (Image: Maxi)

The Irvine-based company, which is more than 50 years ago old, reported a rise in profits and turnover during ā€œincreasingly difficult trading conditionsā€, accounts revealed.Ā The accounts, which are expected to be lodged atĀ CompaniesĀ House this week, were revealed as Gerry Atkinson confirmed details of his semi-retirement.

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Scottish hotel close to famous castle up for sale


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A ā€œprofitableā€ hotel on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire, close to Balmoral Castle, has been put up for sale for around Ā£1.25 million.

Loch Kinord Hotel is on the market at a guide price of Ā£1.25m for the freehold interestLoch Kinord Hotel is on the market at a guide price of Ā£1.25m for the freehold interest (Image: Christie & Co)

The sale of the 21-bedroom Loch Kinord Hotel is being conducted by Christie & Co.

The family which has owned and operated Loch Kinord Hotel for the last 26 years is ā€œnow selling to focus on other interestsā€, the property agent noted.