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06 Nov, 2017

Queensferry Crossing.… but for a Queen’s Ransom?

Could your land be subject to compulsory acquisition for an infrastructure project?

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06 Nov, 2017

The Eviction of Short Assured Tenancies

Are you a Landlord of a private residential property in Scotland? If so – are you prepared for 1 December 2017?

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14 Sep, 2017

Marking Your Territory

The Importance of Knowing your Boundaries

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14 Sep, 2017

Changes to Crofting Law on the Horizon?

On 28 August 2017, the Scottish Government announced the start of The Crofting Consultation 2017. The Consultation is open until 20 November 2017, but what does it hope to achieve, and why is it necessary?

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15 Aug, 2017

Loaded up and trucking; keeping within the laws of the road.

It is an inevitable part of most farming operations that at some point you will have to take an agricultural vehicle on to a public road.

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15 Aug, 2017

Hope for Farming Subsidies yet?

Soon after the referendum vote in favour of Brexit, European politicians began to stress that British farmers would lose out on the subsidies they currently receive under the Common Agricultural Policy in the event of the UK leaving the European Union.

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19 Jul, 2017

Landmark Fox Hunting Conviction Under Scottish Wild Mammal Protection Laws

The first successful prosecution under the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 took place on 29 June 2017, almost 15 years after the offence was first created.

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19 Jul, 2017

Royal Highland Show Completes Voluntary Registration

From 2024, all privately owned land in Scotland should be moved onto the Land Register. Solicitor Anneli Spence explains the process.

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08 Jun, 2017

Finders Keepers? Treasure Finds in Scotland

News that metal detecting enthusiasts discovered a hoard of Viking treasure hit the headlines again recently, notably for the eyebrow-raising £1.98m reward but who is the owner of such finds?

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08 Jun, 2017

Landlords Look Out: Energy Performance and Repairing Standards in the Private Rented Sector

Despite recent steps taken towards the Brexit door by the UK government, for the moment European Union directives continue to impact upon our domestic law

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