Developing a safer, successful and forward looking construction industry

Adopting a more international mindset and achieve a greater continuity of workload to enable increased investment in the the industry’s existing and future talent.

Driving innovation and productivity across the industry

Improving efficiency and productivity remains key to ensuring profitability and sustainability. Development of new materials, products and systems will be crucial to the industry’s ability to respond to change.

Working in partnership to deliver a low carbon built environment

With 50% of Scotland’s current carbon emissions derived from buildings, construction has a major role to play in Scotland’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

Building a dynamic, united industry with a cohesive voice

Our industry will benefit from a well planned and more consistent engagement with stakeholders and partners and a more co-ordinated approach to business support.

The construction industry touches every part of Scotland’s economy, our communities and society. It shapes the quality of our environment; our schools, hospitals, homes, roads and railways, the places in which we live and work.

The industry makes a huge contribution to Scotland’s economy in its own right, generating £21.4 billion per year. It is also an important driver of the wider economy due to the impact construction investment has on other sectors. Construction is unique as a true enabler of all sectors, creating the infrastructure for renewable energy, preserving our historic environment, essential to tourism, and building the roads which transport our whisky and salmon overseas.

Construction Scotland is a unique leadership organisation for the construction industry in Scotland. Formed to unite, progress and grow the industry, we provide leadership and direction, and act as the voice of the industry as a whole.


Our construction industry



That equates to 10% of all Scottish jobs



Ranging from global players to micro businesses



That is compared with £11.6bn from tourism and £13.9Bn from Food and Drink



That is 10% of Scotland's GVA

£1 - £2.94


For every £1 spent on construction ouput, £2.94 is generated in the economy

Key markets


UK; Western Europe; Middle East; USA/Canada; Eastern Europe.


projected sales

Of low carbon building technologies in 2020


growth rate

Of the industry in 2014

Our strategy

'Building for the Future' is the industry's strategy for 2013-2016. It sets out our ambition, priorities and how we aim to achieve our vision.

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To inform the strategy, we produced an up-to-date picture of how the industry was performing economically.

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About us

Construction Scotland was formed to unite, progress and grow the industry, we provide leadership and direction. We are a unique partnership between businesses, trade bodies, colleges, universities and the public sector.

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Innovation Centre

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre interacts with industry at all levels and to be the single source of innovation support to the construction industry within Scotland.

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