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.
The industry Strategic Priorities 2019 – 2022
Following an extensive consultation process with the industry and its customers during 2017/18, a refreshed industry strategy has been developed, in which are set out six strategic priorities and outcomes for the sector, reflecting the areas that are most important to industry performance and growth.
A copy of the refreshed strategy can be downloaded below.
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
For every £1 spent on construction ouput, £2.94 is generated in the economy
UK; Western Europe; Middle East; USA/Canada; Eastern Europe.
Of low carbon building technologies in 2020
Of the industry in 2014