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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.

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 and Taxation 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 is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of rural property law, from sporting issues to agricultural law, and he has a very calm, measured approach to everything.

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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...

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...

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