The demand for smallholdings has been strong and rising across Scotland and the North of England over the past few years.
Robert Garrett heads for the hills – and lets the battery take some of the strain.
Hugo Remnant and Philippa Orr report.
Daniel Campanile reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Covid-19 restrictions brought the need for an alternative approach to negotiating compensation claims, says Rachel Russell.
Jay Skinner and Jo Plant highlight the key temporary planning measures introduced in Scotland during the crisis.
The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly been the leading force challenging the development land market in Scotland and we see 2020 as a year of two halves.
Most farms will have at least one former farm-worker’s cottage. Typically these are either let long term on a residential tenancy, or short term as self-catering holiday accommodation, providing useful diversiﬁed income.
The majority of landlords in Scotland will be aware of the minimum standard Energy Performance Certiﬁcate (EPC) Regulations that were due to come into effect at varying stages from 1st April 2020 – 31st March 2025, with the news in January that the start of the phased changes were setback until the 1st October. However, due to Covid-19 the government has decided to postpone implementation indeﬁnitely.
Dynamic mapping is becoming a vital working from home tool for clients, contractors and advisers, says Daniel Campanile.
Calum Innes reports on a Holyrood initiative to kick-start ‘green and clean’ energy projects.
The work, life and study balancing act of completing the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) exams is something all surveyors have experienced. However, come the 23rd March 2020 a new working, living and studying model was conﬁrmed as Scotland was declared ‘locked down’, and working from home was the instruction for the foreseeable future.
EPCs not only indicate a building’s energy performance, they also provide minimum regulatory standards and can set the level for renewable-energy subsidies. Calum Innes describes his experience.
Jamie Thain on the enduring popularity of the industrial market.
Working from home has put energy and connectivity high on the agenda for remote workers. Meanwhile, pollution levels are inching back up. Callum Woods reports.
We can all identify with the frustration of losing out on a property deal - especially when it may thwart your business ambitions.