Harper Macleod Partner and crofting law specialist Calum MacLeod considers the recent report on proposed reforms to Crofting Law.
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The Scottish Government has pledged to reduce Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2045. It is now clear that without the engagement of the farming community, Scotland will not meet that target. The question is now whether the sector has a plan to become a champion of reform and climate-aware practices?
We have gathered a number of articles and news items of interest to those involved in renewable energy, the rural economy and other land-related projects.
As a result of the increasing prevalence of land in Scotland being registered on the Land Register of Scotland, we are seeing a spike in enquiries relating to prescriptive rights of access; both in terms of the creation and the affects they have on the burdened title. Prescriptive rights are established through 20 years of open, peaceable use, without judicial interruption. Evidence of such use should be obtained by a solicitor and stored.
The passing weeks are beginning to feel like the ever quickening tick tock of a clock counting down the time until things return to normal. You might have thought that there would be plenty of time to get through all of the tasks that you had intended to over lockdown and yet, that list for some seems as long as ever.