NEWS AND INSIGHTS
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
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...
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...
27 May 2021 | Time to read: 5 mins
Tier 3 and it’s off to the countryside we go……
For land managers: a calm head, regular checking of land, dialogue and education will all be key in navigating through...
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...