Climate Change the ‘Defining Issue of Our Time’

Paul McLennan, Scottish Government’s Minister for Housing, has referred to climate change as the “defining issue of our time” at the second Green Home Festival which is part of the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) was the keynote speaker at the launch of the five-day renewables jamboree in central Edinburgh organised by the Construction Industry…


Embracing New Ideas Essential to a Sustainable Future

The organisers of this year’s Green Home Festival are urging homeowners and the construction industry to “be brave” when embracing innovation. Scotland’s second renewables jamboree will kick off in less than two weeks, delivering 11 free shows on low-carbon living as part of the official Edinburgh Festival Fringe. And organisers the Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV) say its event on the potential…


TV Presenter and Influencer to Address Edinburgh Green Home Festival (14-18th August)

Television presenter and award-winning designer Anna Campbell-Jones will be the star guest at this year’s Green Home Festival which is part of the official Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The co-host and judge of hit BBC show, Scotland’s Home of the Year, has been announced as be a key speaker at the week-long event which is now in its second year and is…


Scottish Plumbing Apprentice of the Year Competition

Apprentices from the University of the Highlands and Islands have scooped six of the top nine prizes at the Scottish Plumbing Apprentice of the Year Competition. Three of Scotland’s brightest and most promising plumbing apprentices have demonstrated that the future of the profession is in safe hands after being awarded the prestigious title of Scottish Plumbing…

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Scottish Government Net Zero Budget Commitments

Fiona Hodgson, Chief Executive of the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF), comments on over £500 million of Net Zero budget initiatives recently announced by Deputy First Minister of Scotland, John Swinney.  The Scottish Government’s transformative Net Zero agenda is welcomed and supported by our sector; however, we urge greater priority is given…


Leaky Ambition

Star Aberdeenshire apprentice Connor Cruden has been recognised with a ‘Medallion for Excellence’ after competing against finalists from 20 countries to take 7th place at the WorldSkills Plumbing Competition in Lahr, Germany. The gifted plumber who was coached by Newry-based Ronnie Ferris was supported at the event by his farmer parents Iain and Fiona, employer…

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