Land and Rural Business

Land and Rural Business

Individuals and businesses that operate in the ever-changing rural sector are each dealing with their unique business challenges and opportunities, whether it is managing a large estate for future generations or diversifying hill sheep land into wind farm use. As such, it is important their advisers understand not only the law which affects all aspects of the rural industry but also the non-legal issues which farmers, landowners and rural businesses face on a daily basis.

At Thorntons we have been advising landowners and farmers in Scotland for over

150 years. Our Land and Rural Business team are proud of our long tradition of acting for the agricultural sector and our emphasis on getting to know our clients. And because we understand rural issues and have the expertise, we can give our clients focused, relevant answers fast.

We offer a complete service for rural property, business and personal matters. We pride ourselves on making the law understandable to clients and providing excellent service which puts you, the client, at the forefront of everything we do.

Our Services

We have a full range of services in Land and Rural Business, backed by our team of Expert Lawyers

Agricultural Tenancies

Bank Securities and Finance

Business Structures

Dispute Resolution




Purchase and Sale

Rural Employment

Wills and Succession

What Our Clients Say

Why Thorntons?

A few reasons why our clients
come to us for help


Specialists in Agricultural Law


in our field


advice available in all our locations

Latest News

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Mon Dec 19, 2016
Land and Rural Business

Tenant Amnesty or Confusion?

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Thu Nov 17, 2016
Land and Rural Business

Rural Renewables: Making your project a success.

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Mon Oct 24, 2016
Land and Rural Business

Transparency and Land Ownership Consultation

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Our Local Offices

We have offices across Scotland, offering legal advice and property services

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+44(0)1333 314395


+44(0)1241 872683


+44(0)1334 652285


+44(0)1382 229111


+44(0)131 225 8705


+44(0)1307 466886


+44(0)1592 268608


+44(0)1674 673444


+44(0)1738 621212

St Andrews

+44(0)1334 477107

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