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Carbon credits: a tangle of taxing questions

27th May 2020

There are no specific rules for how carbon credit should be taxed, so the situation is complex. Margi Campbell cuts through the undergrowth.

Where there’s tea, there’s hope...

26th May 2020

Walled gardens have a long and fascinating history, but some have fallen into disuse. Poppy Baggott launches a new series focusing on ways they can be brought back to life.

Glasgow team eyes solution to turbine-blade recycling puzzle

26th May 2020

The use of landfill for old blades is a growing problem that risks damaging wind power’s green credentials. But as Mike Reid reports, academics are closing in on a solution.

Can social media sell your home?

22nd May 2020

Once upon a time we would pick up a local newspaper to look for our next home or visit an estate agent on our local high street, Hannah Christiansen looks at how social media is now playing a big part in selling homes.

Project re-emergence

20th May 2020

Sam Gibson gives us a fascinating insight to the re-emergence of the housing market following the recent easing of restrictions.

The woodland way to earn carbon credits

19th May 2020

As pressure mounts for long-term solutions to climate change, companies are choosing Scottish woodland to offset their emissions. Paul Schofield reports.

Investor View- Finding ways to mitigate market risks

19th May 2020

Adam Forsyth, head of research at Longspur Research, examines the potential for financial returns from renewable energies.

Kelso and Galashiels offices - Why the Scottish Borders?

18th May 2020

Alex Inglis explores some of the merits of the Scottish Borders- possibly Britain’s best kept secret and the market place that he and his team are operating in. 

Remote workers may need to rethink their energy and connectivity

15th May 2020

‘Working from home’ is the new normal but doing it comfortably could send heating bills through the roof. Richard Higgins predicts a rise in demand for renewable energy. 

Compensation claims can and should proceed despite upheaval

14th May 2020

Covid-19 restrictions need not delay evidence collection in compensation claims, says Rachel Russell .

How to make the most of a small broadleaved wood

13th May 2020

The growing wood fuel market means neglected areas of woodland can be given a new lease of commercial life, says Paul Schofield.

Back to the future

12th May 2020

Eight years on from our first issue, Gareth Taylor and Nick Morgan take stock of the way energy markets have evolved.

Self-taught foresters with a low-impact approach

06th May 2020

A labour of love has become an award-winning and productive broadleaved woodland. Jacob Dean reports from Craggach Woods in Inverness-shire

Biggest change to Scotland’s planning fees in a quarter-century

04th May 2020

Jo Plant sets out the potential impact of the proposed planning fees increase in Scotland. 

From concept to operation: Galbraith oversees new factory for Highland Soap Company expansion

01st May 2020

John Pullen on project managing a complex project with multidisciplinary advice from Galbraith.

Supporting rural businesses through the current crisis

01st May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing huge challenges for rural businesses. Alistair Christie explains how our Galbraith AMC agents can help.  

The Good Life – Increased demand for the rural idyll

30th April 2020

Living off the land and becoming more self-sufficient has been on many agenda for a long time.  Emma Chalmers looks at the reasons why and her own experience during lockdown. 

Landownership and GIS data integration in planning

29th April 2020

Dan Campanile highlights the importance of GIS expertise in commercial land development and planning.

Aligning interests make shorter work of Greenfield planning

27th April 2020

Harry Stott shows that the right combination can rise to the challenges of the residential development sector.

Happy Earth Day 2020

22nd April 2020

Today is Earth Day, a date in the calendar that’s observed worldwide to show support for environmental protection. It’s also a good time to reflect on the continuing advance of renewable energy in the UK and elsewhere.