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Tornagrain | New Town Development

We act for Tornagrain Limited, part of the Moray Estates group, in connection with the development of the Tornagrain new town.

Viking Energy | Wind Farm Development

We act for Viking Energy Wind Farm LLP in respect of the major wind farm development on mainland Shetland.

Family Matters – Legal Considerations for Parents and Carers

Becoming a parent can also be all consuming, but there are a number of legal matters you should


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01 April 2022 | Time to read: 4 mins

What’s in a name? Our guide to changing your name following a separation

By Melissa Strachan

One of the most common practical changes following a separation or divorce/dissolution of civil partnership is to change your surname.

01 April 2022 | Time to read: 1 min

Looking to make a move this Spring?

By Gillian Wright Robbie Horn,

Let us put a spring in your step with our Spring offer of 20% OFF your conveyancing fees.

31 March 2022 | Time to read: 5 mins

What is 23 years of marriage to a farmer worth?

By Sharon Murray

In November 2021, the Court of Session in Edinburgh issued a judgment in a divorce case involving a family farm.

31 March 2022 | Time to read: 4 mins

Natural Capital and Existing Leases

By Amy Eakin

Carbon capture and how landowners might be able to capitalise on it has been at the forefront of the rural...

28 March 2022 | Time to read: 1 min

OnFARM podcast: Access to knowledge through NFU Scotland’s legal helpline

By Alan White Jamie Seath,

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: 3 mins

Relocating with children – a guide for separated parents

By Melissa Strachan

Many of us made changes to our living arrangements during the Covid pandemic and some may be considering a permanent...

25 March 2022 | Time to read: 1 min

Consultation on draft National Planning Framework 4 ending

By Colin Hamilton

The Scottish Government’s consultation on the draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) ends on 31 March 2022. 

24 March 2022 | Time to read: 2 mins

Recent Slurry Regulations: due diligence is imperative

By Marcus Downie

The aim of these regulations is to minimise leakage from stores and to reduce ammonia emissions caused by imprecise spreading...

14 March 2022 | Time to read: 4 mins

Court is not the only option

By Sharon Murray

Most people want to avoid the inevitable stress and expense of going to court to sort out the financial aspects...

03 March 2022 | Time to read: 2 mins

Gillespie Macandrew bolsters land and rural business team with promotion of Lois Newton to partner

By Robert Graham-Campbell Lois Newton,

Leading Scottish law firm, Gillespie Macandrew has promoted experienced rural lawyer Lois Newton to partner.

17 February 2022 | Time to read: 6 mins

Legal Rights: The Scottish problem and interaction with Trusts

By Sarah-Jane Macdonald

With domicile being incredibly fluid in this modern world, cross-border estates are becoming commonplace.


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