A brand new register is being introduced to answer the question: who really owns Scotland's land? The Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land is designed to increase the transparency of land ownership in Scotland.
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Latest articles from Calum MacLeod
Harper Macleod Partner and crofting law specialist Calum MacLeod considers the recent report on proposed reforms to Crofting Law.
The courts in Scotland have upheld a refusal of applications for community-owned wind farms to be built on common grazings, as the proposals would be detrimental to the interests of the landowners. The dispute boiled down to the respective rights of the landowner of a common grazing and the crofters in relation to the use of the land.
Community Right to Buy for Sustainable Development – the final piece in the jigsaw for community buy-outs?
On the 26 April the Right to Buy Land to Further Sustainable Development (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) came into force, giving effect to Part 5 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016. What impact will this have for communities trying to effect a purchase from a landowner?
Here we take a look at some of the recommendations of the Scottish Land Commission (SLC) in a report published at the tail end of last year on expanding community ownership and community rights to buy.