Posts Tagged: Agricultural Lawyers Scotland

Spotlight On… Laura Boswell – Agricultural and Rural Property Law

SPOTLIGHT ON… Laura Boswell Associate Area of Expertise: Agricultural and Rural Property Law. laura@gebbiewilson.co.uk “Being both a farmer’s daughter and farmer’s wife, agriculture is not only my chosen career but part of who I am”. The firm strengthened the support it provides in the rural sector with the appointment in 2013 of Laura Boswell as… Read more »

Wind Farm Controversy: Judicial Review of the Stonelairg Wind Farm

On 6th June 2014, the Scottish Minister for Energy, Fergus Ewing, made a decision to grant permission for a 67-turbine wind farm in the Monadhliath Mountains in the Highlands. The Stonelairg wind farm would be the largest single industrial energy development in the region. Since then, however, an environmental trust has launched a judicial review… Read more »

Launch of Public Consultation on Completion of the Land Register

The Registers of Scotland have launched a public consultation to gain insight on the completion of the Land Register. This is as a result of the Scottish ministers’ invitation to the Keeper of the Registers to complete the Land Register in 10 years. This includes registering all public sector land within five years. Completion of… Read more »

Tenant Farming Report Published

The Scottish Government has recently published a report that sets out what are thought to be key barriers to the existence of a vibrant and thriving tenant farming sector in Scotland. The report was produced by the Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group, led by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead, which has spent six months investigating… Read more »

Scottish farm incomes fall

The average income of Scottish farm businesses fell by 34% to £30,000 in the 2012 accounting year compared to the previous 12 months, according to new figures. The figures, released this week by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, examine a number of financial indicators for the 2012 crop year, which suffered from poor growing and harvesting conditions…. Read more »