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Network scheme will benefit rural businesses and home workers

08th April 2021

Providers are dialling up better coverage in a £1bn 4G revolution. Callum Woods reports.

COP26: When the world beats a path to Glasgow

01st April 2021

Scotland and the UK will grab the limelight when the 26th UN Climate Change Conference takes place in Glasgow in November. Richard Higgins considers what comes next.

Broadened horizons

01st April 2021

Progress is being made in connecting rural areas to fast broadband, reports Nick Morgan, but some obstacles are difficult to remove.

On the road to a green recovery

26th March 2021

The Government’s plan to end net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is nothing if not ambitious. Mike Reid reports.

How to see the wood from the trees...And the sheep!

10th March 2021

Understanding the drawbacks of the Sheep and Trees Initiative.

Strong Demand but Limited Supply Characterises the Lettings Sector in Scotland

05th March 2021

Scottish landlords have faced increasing pressure in recent years, as legislative changes have reduced contract flexibility and increased the rights of tenants.

Scotland v England. The pricing puzzle...

26th February 2021

The discrepancy between property prices North and South of the border has always perplexed selling agents as to why, not only houses but land appears better value for money in Scotland. This is not a new phenomenon but why is this the case?

Excellent returns on region 1 BPS entitlements before 2 April deadline

25th February 2021

Farmers have received the long-awaited  Single Application Form (SAF) reduction and exclusion letters for their 2020 claims this week. 

Movie Theatre of Dreams

24th February 2021

Peter Scott Aiton charts the project management of a cinema in the Highlands.

Oh to get back to show time!

19th February 2021

The rural and farming community has not been immune to the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and one of the many joys of life we have largely had to forego is meeting face to face.

Flight fantastic: drones speed up condition survey

15th February 2021

15th February 2021 Drone technology means the role of remote aerial inspection is growing. Nick Morgan reports. 

Smallholdings Deliver the Rural Dream

05th February 2021

The demand for smallholdings has been strong and rising across Scotland and the North of England over the past few years.

E-bikes: higher, further, faster

02nd February 2021

Robert Garrett heads for the hills – and lets the battery take some of the strain.

Co-locating generation technologies with storage will grow with the rise of renewables and the need for grid stabilisation

29th January 2021

Hugo Remnant and Philippa Orr report. 

Lockdown has brought problems for GIS, and opportunities

29th January 2021

Daniel Campanile reports.

Walled Gardens- A Labour of love and a force for good

25th January 2021

This is the second article in my walled garden series, and while the first focused on my own tea garden project at home,  as a hands-on and fairly labour intensive method of utilising the space, I wanted  to look at another option for garden owners, where the garden is commercially let out, but is maintained as a traditional walled garden.

Growing carbon market offers cross-border benefits

22nd January 2021

In our Summer 2020 issue, we reported on new interest in the carbon market. Now, as the third Woodland Carbon Guarantee auction approaches, Heather Coyle reports on the benefits of the scheme. 

Lotting Proves Key To Land Sales In Central Belt

21st January 2021

The past quarter has seen continued strong demand for land and farms in most parts of Scotland, with local knowledge and lotting of the land proving a key consideration to attract the maximum number of potential buyers.

Helping you make the right connection

15th January 2021

Sitting comfortably in my home “office” I write this alongside the 25 neighbouring properties forming what could be described as a quaint little village found nestled at the foot of the Sidlaw Hills, Perthshire.

Compensation claims progressed in spite of lockdown upheaval

14th January 2021

Covid-19 restrictions brought the need for an alternative approach to negotiating compensation claims, says Rachel Russell.