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Alan White

Partner, Land and Rural Business

Alan has a particular interest in crofting law, renewable energy schemes and mineral extraction. He also has significant experience in community development projects.

Alan is regularly involved in the sale and purchase of commercial forestry, as well as farms, estates and salmon fishings. He also advises a number of clients on ongoing management issues such as agricultural holdings, crofting, business structuring and succession planning. Alan provides specialist advice in respect of agricultural holdings and crofting to a major utility company and a range of renewable energy developers as well as to private landowners.

The legal directories sources consider Alan “exhibits expertise across a range of rural property transactions, including agricultural holdings, renewable energy, sporting rights, crofting and community rights to buy.

Alan is sought for his ability to handle matters unique to rural property transactions, including sporting rights and community rights to buy. A client says: “He has got a thorough grasp of his subject and is very diligent.”



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Recent News & Insights by Alan

30 June 2022 | Time to read: 1 min

OnFARM podcast: RHET at the Royal Highland Show

By Alan White, Amy Eakin

Listen to the latest OnFARM podcast recorded at the Royal Highland Show 2022, featuring members of the our Land and...

16 May 2022 | Time to read: 2 mins

Viking Energy | Wind Farm Development

By Amy McDowell, Derek McCulloch, Colin Hamilton, Alan White

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

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.

10 February 2021 | Time to read: 4 mins

Mediation – what is it and how does it work?

By Alan White

Mediation, once a little known or understood concept, now becoming recognised as an effective tool for businesses and landowners alike.

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