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Giant hogweed and other non-native invasive species: landowner and occupier obligations during COVID-19

United Kingdom - June 2 2020 Reports in recent weeks have indicated that the spread of giant hogweed along Scotland’s riverbanks has been ‘turbo-charged’ due to a combination of…

Marine Scotland’s Offshore Renewable Energy Decommissioning Guidance - have your say

United Kingdom - February 5 2020 Last week Kirsty Macpherson and I attended the Offshore Renewable Energy Decommissioning Guidance event hosted by Marine Scotland. This was a great…

Potential planning pitfalls for home and garden DIY projects

United Kingdom - April 6 2020 As the nation observes key government advice to “stay at home” in the fight against the COVID-19 virus, the home improvement sector has reported…

Getting cabin fever? Key legal issues for landowners providing holiday accommodation

United Kingdom - July 20 2018 You don’t have to venture far into the Scottish countryside to see signs of the glamping boom that has arisen in recent years. Among the traditional…

Planning permission refused for student accommodation development on grounds of overshadowing

United Kingdom - June 13 2017 Overshadowing is often referred to in the context of urban and householder planning applications but it is unusual to come across a decision where…