Posts Tagged: Agricultural Lawyers Scotland

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 »

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 »

Land tenancy draft order published

Draft legislation aimed at correcting a legal issue in land tenancy law has been published by the Scottish Government. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ruled that the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 had to be amended, because one subsection breached the rights of landlords under the European Convention on Human Rights. This related to… Read more »

Farmland prices more than treble within nine years

Farmland prices hit yet another record high during the first half of 2013 and have now more than trebled in less than a decade, according to the RICS Rural Land Market Survey H1 2013. During the first six months of the year, the cost of farmland jumped to £7,440 per acre across the UK, hitting… Read more »