New Controls on Short Term Lets

The Scottish Government is set to finalise proposed controls on short term lets following two recent consultations on these proposals, the last of which involved a short consultation period owing...

Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 – Relinquishment and Assignation

The Relinquishment and Assignation provisions of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 are to be brought into force on 28th February 2021 by a series of statutory instruments. The provisions...

Farming and Climate Change

In the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019 the Scottish Government committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. The recently published Farming for 1.5º Report...

Peatland Restoration

A new short Report by Scottish Renewables (a lobbying body for the renewables industry in Scotland) highlights steps which three renewable energy businesses have been taking to restore damaged peatlands...

Windfarm Restoration

The rapid deployment of onshore wind in Scotland over the past two decades (Scotland has more than 8GW of onshore wind capacity in place) has focused attention on the economic...