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The Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill

28th July 2017

There are some areas of the Bill which will radically change how forestry is managed and regulated, and these have been flagged up by industry specialists as ones to watch.' 

Where there's a still...

27th July 2017

Lucie Howatson explains how creative expansion can lead to something worth celebrating.

Setting the scene for the silver screen

25th July 2017

Gilda Walsh and Gareth Taylor explain the script when allowing a production company to film on your land.

No place for pheasantries

24th July 2017

Jamie Grant examines the lessons learned from a recent planning enforcement notice.

Could your estate be part of the adventure?

21st July 2017

Ossian is Scotland's leading sporting and unique adventure specialist with unrivalled and exclusive access to the finest sporting estates and private properties in the country. Ted Innes Ker discusses opportunities for land and estate owners.

Good things come to those who wait

18th July 2017

Claire Wightman compares the long-term gains from woodland creation with the low steady profits from pasture management.

A history of champions

06th July 2017

Toby Kirkwood welcomes the inaugural straw sale from the Ballindalloch herd's prize-winning Aberdeen Angus bull.

Contract farming agreements maximise flexibility for landowners

04th July 2017

Richard Haggart explains the mechanism of the agreement and the benefits to the parties involved.

The North Coast 500: Miles and miles of opportunity

03rd July 2017

Claire Acheson applauds a new tourism initiative.

United we stand

27th June 2017

United Auctions' George Purves looks back on 10 years of a unique alliance.

Going with the flow for hydro success

15th June 2017

Charlotte Maclean reveals how to navigate the potential complications surrounding a hydro project.

Anyone for tea?

15th June 2017

Poppy Baggott explains how her family's livestock farm has diversified into a refreshingly new sector.

Mud, sweat and careers

15th June 2017

Marcelina Hamilton reflects on her first year as a graduate rural surveyor.

Amnesty on Tenants Improvements

15th June 2017

Poppy Baggott looks at the Amnesty on Tenants Improvements, a provision of the Land Reform (Scotland) 2016 Act that commenced on the 13th June 2017, from which date it will continue for a period of three years. 

Passing the baton to the next generation

12th June 2017

Wattie Barbour and Patricia Sanderson act for a client who has a small estate near Pitlochry. Patricia outlines how selling a 1991 Act Tenancy can prove a success for both tenant and landowner.

Temporary sticking plasters not enough to cure un-fit-for-business rates on small-scale Scottish hydro power sector

27th April 2017

A rating revaluation is never welcome, but the system which came into force on 1 April this year has caused more unrest than its predecessors. Calum Innes reports.

Overhead lines not overhead costs

17th February 2017

Poppy Baggott explains the benefits of engaging an intermediary when faced with utility maintenance work.

Drones take off for business

16th February 2017

Gareth Taylor looks at how drones are becoming increasingly valuable tools on farms and estates and examines the pros and cons of buying your own.

Negotiating a way across the road

14th February 2017

The impact of a new road needs careful consideration when compulsory purchase compensation is being negotiated. Chris Addison-Scott and Annie Lane report on the heads of claim taken into account for the A737 Dalry Bypass.

Don't let historic titles trip you up

10th February 2017

Charlotte Maclean explains the value of modern land titles during liability claims.