From Insider today:
Growth in Scotland’s construction sector has accelerated as businesses become “fed-up” waiting for Brexit, according to new figures. The Q2 2019 RICS Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey also shows workload and employment expectations are gathering pace for the year ahead. Workloads in public housing grew at the fastest pace, with a net balance of 52% more respondents reporting an increase in activity – up from -30% in Q1. This was closely followed by growth in private housing workloads.
This contrasts with decline in the UK. From Insider on 2nd July:
The UK’s construction output has plummeted at its steepest rate since 2009, as Brexit uncertainty and weaker demand hit all major areas of the industry. The Markit/CIPS UK Construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) recorded a reading of 43.1 for June, down from 48.6 in May.
Earlier reports of health in Scottish economy: