NEWS AND INSIGHTS
14 September 2023 | Time to read: 4 mins
Abandoned Cars and Caravans – What options do landowners have for removal?
With fly tipping becoming an increased concern for landowners, we highlight some key points to consider should you find vehicles...
14 September 2023 | Time to read: 2 mins
Secured Borrowing – important update for farmers and rural businesses
By Mike Blair
With changes to the law affecting the way in which farm tenants and small businesses borrow money, we set out...
19 July 2023 | Time to read: 3 mins
Vicarious Liability – What Landowners need to know
By Jenny Purdie
Agricultural working can present many risks and dangers. Here we highlight the duties and liabilities of landowners who are employers.
18 May 2023 | Time to read: 3 mins
Gillespie Macandrew to sponsor Great Glen Challenge 2023
By Lois Newton
Gillespie Macandrew is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2023.
04 April 2023 | Time to read: 14 mins
Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill introduced to the Scottish Parliament
The Scottish Government recently introduced the Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill, Ashley McCann highlights the headline provisions of the...
04 April 2023 | Time to read: 2 mins
Business Property Relief for Woodland Carbon Code and Peatland Code
With the Government's commitment to Net Zero by 2050, we discuss the business property relief for the Woodland Carbon Code...
13 February 2023 | Time to read: 4 mins
Why we need to keep talking about the challenges of working in the agricultural Sector
By Lois Newton
With the agricultural sector experiencing challenges due to the current global economy pressures we discuss the help available to Scottish...
22 December 2022 | Time to read: 1 min
Gillespie Macandrew partner appointed to board of trustees at RSABI
Gillespie Macandrew is pleased to confirm the appointment of Lois Newton as a Trustee of RSABI.
24 October 2022 | Time to read: 2 mins
Raising the Bar for Farmhouses: Repairing Standard and EPC’s
From 28 March 2027, it will be necessary for agriculture housing to meet the repairing standard requirements. Here we discuss...
24 August 2022 | Time to read: 5 mins
The Scottish Government’s latest consultation on Land Reform – A Review
By Mike Blair
Latest Consultation on Land Reform - Is there a proper evidence base, and does it focus accurately on the issues?
23 June 2022 | Time to read: 2 mins
Considerations around the Energy Performance Certificate and agricultural tenancies
By Amy Eakin
The current Energy Performance Certificate (“EPC”) requirements are set out in regulations from 2008, and provide information on how energy...
04 April 2022 | Time to read: 5 mins
Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2022
Parliament has given Local Authorities until 1st October 2022 to establish a licencing scheme in their area.
28 March 2022 | Time to read: 1 min
OnFARM podcast: Access to knowledge through NFU Scotland’s legal helpline
OnFARM producer Dave Howard visited law firm Gillespie Macandrew, whose Land and Rural Business team manages NFU Scotland’s legal helpline.
25 March 2022 | Time to read: 1 min
Gillespie Macandrew celebrates raft of internal promotions
Leading Scottish law firm, Gillespie Macandrew has announced the promotion of nine lawyers.
24 March 2022 | Time to read: 2 mins
Recent Slurry Regulations: due diligence is imperative
By Jamie Seath
The aim of these regulations is to minimise leakage from stores and to reduce ammonia emissions caused by imprecise spreading...
03 March 2022 | Time to read: 2 mins
Gillespie Macandrew bolsters land and rural business team with promotion of Lois Newton to partner
Leading Scottish law firm, Gillespie Macandrew has promoted experienced rural lawyer Lois Newton to partner.
02 February 2022 | Time to read: 3 mins
Know your roots: Responsibilities for a fallen tree
Scotland is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world, the same however cannot...
28 January 2022 | Time to read: 4 mins
The Register of Persons holding a Controlled Interest in Land
By Eilidh Adams
The Register of Controlled Interests in Land (RCI), part of the Scottish Government’s land reform agenda, will go live on...
21 December 2021 | Time to read: 5 mins
Green Opportunities – How Nature Can Work for Landowners and Investors
Over the last 18 months the Covid-19 pandemic dominated our lives, however as always, the climate crisis was lurking in...
13 December 2021 | Time to read: 1 min
OnFARM podcast: SAYFC visit to Learielaw Farm
OnFARM's Ross Montague and Gillespie Macandrew's Dave Halligan tag along for one of the visits, to Learielaw Farm in Broxburn...
02 December 2021 | Time to read: 3 mins
Carbon sequestration under the Woodland Carbon Code: Some important considerations
With the surge in interest and corresponding hike in the value of tree planting, we discuss some important considerations when...
18 August 2021 | Time to read: 4 mins
Staycationers – Opportunity or Liability for Landowners?
Wild camping, motor-homing, caravanning and outdoor pursuits such as paddle boarding are all seeing massive surge in popularity.
18 August 2021 | Time to read: 2 mins
Staycationers – Money from the Aire? Opportunities for Landowners and Tenants
With current trends towards caravanning and motor-homing there has also been demand in Scotland for more Aires which are common...
22 June 2021 | Time to read: 5 mins
Paying farmers to retire: political havering or right on the money?
By Mike Blair
The scheme as proposed would see farmers receive a one-off payment of up to £100k for surrendering their land or...
15 October 2020 | Time to read: 4 mins
Tax implications for the UK post-Covid – Rural Update
As a country we have become used to relatively low rates of taxation, but it appears now that current tax...
20 April 2020 | Time to read: 4 mins
The Right to Buy Land to Further Sustainable Development
By Alan White
Over a number of years there have been various pieces of land reform legislation including the Community Right to Buy...