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Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

The long- awaited Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2024.

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced March 2024

An overview of the content in Part 1 & 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament on 13 March 2024.

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13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

By Fraser Vandal

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

By Stephen Gamba

The long- awaited Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2024.

05 April 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced March 2024

By Robert Scott-Dempster

An overview of the content in Part 1 & 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament on 13 March 2024.

05 April 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Gillespie Macandrew announced as Great Glen 2024 sponsor

By Lois Newton

Gillespie Macandrew is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2024.

Lorna Balfour

Partner, Land and Rural Business

Lorna is a partner in the Land and Rural Business team working on a broad range of rural matters including forestry, carbon credits, agricultural holdings, crofting law, sporting interests, succession planning and the associated tax planning issues.

In particular, Lorna has significant experience dealing with large and complex land and estate acquisitions and sales acting for private individuals and corporate entities, where she aims to always deliver clear, concise and pragmatic advice.

Lorna gained her STEP Diploma in Tax and Estate Planning (Scotland) in June 2019.

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Lorna Balfour is a highly impressive individual with a proactive approach that gets deals done with the least friction.

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22 July 2021 | Time to read: 5 mins

Farm safety – the “seen” and “unseen” hazards

By Lorna Balfour

Farm Safety Week across the United Kingdom is important in highlighting most common categories of workplace dangers and hazards in the agricultural sector.

27 May 2021 | Time to read: 3 mins

Say Cheese, Please

By Lorna Balfour

The viability of any businesses, especially those of farming and rural business, is dependent on cashflow and lending to further generate a future.

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