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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.

Robert Scott-Dempster

Partner, Head of Land and Rural Business

Robert is an accredited specialist by the Law Society of Scotland and his main area of practice lies in agriculture and landed estates, rural businesses, renewable energy, ownership structures, capital taxation and succession.

Robert has acted in some of Scotland’s most high profile transactions and has first-hand experience of dealing with community and crofting community purchases, acting for both private individuals and communities. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on agriculture and rural affairs as well as providing regular legal opinion pieces for both legal and industry publications.

Robert is Chairman of Scottish Land & Estates Legal Committee and a Scottish committee member of the Agricultural Law Association.  He is also a director of the Atlantic Salmon Trust.

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Robert Scott-Dempster is a leader in his field and can deliver very-easy-to-understand advice on sometimes very complex matters.

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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.

12 January 2024 | Time to read: 2 mins

Gillespie Macandrew appoints new rural specialist to its partnership

By Robert Graham-Campbell , Robert Scott-Dempster

Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew has appointed rural law specialist, Lizzie McFadzean to its partnership.

16 May 2022 | Time to read: 2 mins

Tornagrain | New Town Development

By Amy McDowell, Derek McCulloch, Robert Scott-Dempster

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

02 December 2021 | Time to read: 3 mins

Carbon sequestration under the Woodland Carbon Code: Some important considerations

By Robert Scott-Dempster

With the surge in interest and corresponding hike in the value of tree planting, we discuss some important considerations when looking at land opportunities.

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