Water quality expertise from Panton McLeod

Water quality engineering firm Panton McLeod has completed one of its most ambitious and challenging projects with a series of tank cleans in some of the most remote islands in Scotland.

The Scottish Borders-based firm, which specialises in the cleaning, inspection and repair of facilities used to store drinking water, completed a series of work in the Western Isles for Scottish Water – which included cleaning four underground water storage tanks in a single day.

The project included a day’s work at the Water Treatment Works on the Isle of Barra, which saw a team of Panton McLeod engineers drain four tanks at the island’s water treatment works before washing, chlorinating and filling them back for service.

You can read the whole story at the Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website.


Workplace design firm Space Solutions

Scotland’s leading workplace design firm has celebrated completing three back-to-back refurbishments.

Space Solutions has undertaken the impressive £200,000 project, which saw the firm refurbishing and relocating office space for one of Edinburgh’s leading providers of housing and social care services, a top IT consultancy business and a community counselling charity.

The project began with IT consultancy firm Analysys Mason being relocated from their premises in the city’s Canal Court area to a new bespoke office in Haymarket.

You can read the full story at the Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website.

Couples urged to avoid the bitter twitter urge during divorce

Divorcing couples in Scotland run the risk of putting their settlements in jeopardy if they succumb to the “bitter twitter” urge, according to a Scottish family law solicitor.

Edinburgh firm Gibson Kerr believes that couples who are going through divorce proceedings should be careful about what information they share on social network sites about their partners – and should even consider agreeing internet truce until their divorce is complete.

The firm highlights the trend of using social networking sites to complain about partners during divorce proceedings – or “bitter twittering” – as a phenomenon that is is becoming increasingly prevalent across the Unites States and in the UK.

The full article can be viewed on the Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website.

Space Solutions completes makeover for CMS Cameron McKenna

Legal staff in Edinburgh are benefitting from an innovative new office environment designed for one of the city’s top law and tax firms.

CMS Cameron McKenna is pleased with its bespoke office space, which has been created in its Castle Street premises by Edinburgh-based workspace designers Space Solutions.

The revamped office has been designed to take advantage of the building’s location in the heart of the Capital. Design experts from Space Solutions have created new reception, conference and meeting suites that will allow staff and visitors to enjoy stunning views of Edinburgh Castle.

The full story can be read on the Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website.

Warners bungalow response to Bank of Scotland

House prices in Scotland will continue to grow across all property types in the long-term, according to Edinburgh’s leading property solicitor.

Reacting to today’s Bank of Scotland Property Type Review – which revealed that bungalows have increased in value more than any other property type over the past decade – Warners said that long-term demand for all property types was likely to remain high.

Estate agency partner Scott Brown explained: “Over the past decade, we’ve seen that the gains on all types of properties in Scotland have been broadly similar. All property types have increased in value since 2000 and these are still in high demand among buyers….”

You can read the full article at the Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website.

Space Solutions announces new rugby deal

Scotland’s leading workplace design firm as agreed a deal to become an official sponsor of one of Edinburgh’s top amateur rugby clubs.

Space Solutions, which has enjoyed impressive growth despite the recession, has agreed a four-figure deal to become the new First XV shirt sponsor of Boroughmuir Rugby Club for the 2010/11 Premier Division season.

Derek Binnie, director at Space Solutions, said: “We are delighted to give our support to Boroughmuir Rugby Club and look forward to seeing the team in action over the coming season.

The full story can be viewed on the Holyrood Partnership website.

Citylets is the UK's top residential lettings website

Scotland’s leading lettings portal has cemented its credentials after being confirmed once again as the UK’s most popular dedicated residential lettings website in July.

According to Experian Hitwise, the online competitive intelligence company, in a custom category of residential lettings websites more people visited citylets.co.uk than any other in the UK for the fourth month in a row. 

Citylets’ network partner s1rental.com came second giving the two portals a combined audience of nearly triple that of its nearest UK rival despite neither targeting any part of England or Wales. 

The full article can be viewed on the Holyrood Partnership website.

Protect your affairs with power of attorney

Many Scots are risking leaving their affairs in jeopardy if they become old and infirm – by not signing over sufficient Power of Attorney.

Edinburgh legal firm Gibson Kerr says that people who make a Power of Attorney but only appoint one attorney run the risk of leaving their families and loved ones in a financial mess if they become incapacitated – as they have no back-up plan in place to cover any future emergencies.

The firm says that many Scots currently recognise the importance of having a Power of Attorney, as it allows their relatives or close friends to take control of their affairs if they become incapacitated and unable to manage for themselves.

The full article can be read at the Holyrood Partnership website.

Letting portal Citylets

Would-be homeowners struggling to purchase their first properties are helping to drive up Scotland’s rental market, according to the country’s leading lettings portal.

Citylets has revealed that rent levels across the country are continuing to rise and flats are being let out up to a week quicker than last year, as more tenants shun the property sales market in favour of renting a home instead.

According to the latest Citylets quarterly data report – which indicates how rent levels are performing in Scotland’s biggest cities – the average rental price in Scotland has risen by 3.3% over the past year to £654.

Over the past year, the average time taken for properties to rent across the country has also dropped by 7 days, indicating that there is now greater competition among tenants for rented property in Scotland.

The full story can be viewed on the Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website.

Scottish legal expert Gibson Kerr

Legal firm Gibson Kerr has carried out an extensive revamp of its website, in order to cement its credentials as one of Edinburgh’s top private client and family law solicitors.

The firm, which is based in the Capital’s New Town and specialises in family law issues such as residential property, wills, executries and divorces and separations, has expanded its web presence to provide more in-depth advice about important legal issues for its growing list of clients.

The £2000 revamp has seen a number of dedicated sections created on the Gibson Kerr website, providing information on the four main legal areas that the firm specialises in – family & personal law, buying & selling property, financial & tax advice, and advice on legal issues arising out of getting older.

The full story can be viewed on the Holyrood Partnership PR in Edinburgh website.