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The shared rural network - what to expect

United Kingdom - January 15 2024 The Shared Rural Network (SRN) is picking up pace in Scotland and it is becoming increasingly common for rural landowners to be approached by network…

Nothing to see here... yet! Supreme Court rules on Trespasser Injunctions

United Kingdom - December 6 2023 The Supreme Court has recently passed down judgment (in Wolverhampton City Council and others v London Gypsies and Travellers and others [2023] UKSC…

Short term let control areas - requirement for planning permission

United Kingdom - December 6 2023 The Court of Session has confirmed that designation of a short term let control area does not create a requirement for planning permission for a…

Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill

United Kingdom - November 22 2023 On 28 September 2023, the Scottish Government introduced the Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill. The Bill contains 3 key parts to help…

Private Rented Properties: Lead and Water Supplies

United Kingdom - November 21 2023 There is nothing quite as dull as dishwater but when said dishwater is within a private rented property and it might contain lead, it becomes a lot…

Increased penalties proposed for livestock worrying offences in Scotland

United Kingdom - June 2 2020 Scottish Ministers have been asked to consider proposals to increase penalties for livestock worrying offences, which include a five-fold increase in…

Commercial imagination needed for farm rent reviews

European Union, United Kingdom - May 27 2020 Every year as we approach the traditional farm rent term dates of Whitsunday (May) and Martinmas (November), tension in the agricultural letting…

A step too far for the Tenant Farming Commissioner?

United Kingdom - May 18 2020 The Scottish Government recently carried out an obligatory review of the role of the Tenant Farming Commissioner (TFC). It’s one of those reviews…

Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections And Powers) (Scotland) Bill

United Kingdom - May 18 2020 The general principles of the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill have been approved by the Scottish Parliament…

COVID-19 restrictions lead to rise in fly-tipping

United Kingdom - May 11 2020 Fly-tipping is the illegal deposit of waste on land where there is no licence to accept it. UK social distancing measures have been in place since…