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.
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Latest articles from Calum MacLeod
Harper Macleod Partner Calum MacLeod, who specialises in wide range of rural property work, with a particular focus on crofting, considers the future of crofting law.
Community renewable energy projects have developed into a sector in their own right in the past few years, and these projects face particular challenges, both legal and otherwise.
With the recent introduction of new Land Reform legislation, Brexit implications looming and a new board elected for the Crofting Commission there's been some uncertainty in the rural sector. Throw in a general election and it's worth looking at the landscape for agriculture and crofting.
Land reform is a subject guaranteed to set pulses racing and give rise to fierce debate, no matter on which side of the supposed fence people sit – landowner or land reformer. The recent passing of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill by the Scottish Parliament brought this debate to the fore once again. It is the shift in how we should view landownership in Scotland that is radical here.