Muir Homes

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Muir Group
Industry Housebuilding, property, timber processing
Headquarters Inverkeithing, Fife, Scotland
Revenue £73 million (2010)
£2.5 million (2010)[1]
Number of employees
320 (2010)[2]

Muir Homes is one of the largest privately owned housebuilding companies of Scotland.[1] Based in Inverkeithing, Fife, it is part of the J. W. Muir Group, one of the country's leading property development companies. It specialises in timber-framed construction of homes and flats.

John Muir, one of the richest men in Scotland, set up Muir Homes in 1973.[3] A former joiner, he became Managing Director of Scothomes, part of Scottish Homes, before leaving to set up the company.[4]

Muir Group's other business interests includes a golf course, commercial property and a timber company.[5] In 2010, total staffing had reduced from a peak of 384 to 320 due to the recession.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Rapid increase in house builder’s profits". Herald. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Muir Group sees pre-tax profits increase 60% despite downturn". Herald. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Plans unveiled for a £100m 'new village' project". The Scotsman. 23 May 2004. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Muir Group cashes in on Scotland's housing boom". The Herald. 15 June 2004. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Muir Group. Retrieved 12 October 2011.

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