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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…

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…

New digital service for submitting Scottish land registration applications

United Kingdom - May 11 2020 The closure, of the Registers of Scotland application record to new applications for registration on 24 March 2020 prompted Registers of Scotland to…

Rights of Access during COVID-19 Restrictions on Movement

United Kingdom - April 7 2020 Following the UK and Scottish Governments’ announcements of restrictions to our normal freedoms, there have been reports in the media about large…

COVID-19: the challenges it presents for rural communities

United Kingdom - March 26 2020 When I am not in the office, I am at home on the farm, and this Christmas I had a clear-out of old farm files. By chance I came across one from the…

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards in Scotland - Private Rented Sector

United Kingdom - March 10 2020 The Scottish Government’s regulations on minimum energy efficiency standards in Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) are due to come into force on…