Although there had been little in the way of gold mining in Scotland since the early 1900s, in August last year Scotgold produced gold for the first time as part of its ore processing trial at Cononish. Here we look mining concession regime in the UK, and what the proposals to devolve Crown Estate functions to the Scottish Parliament could mean for the fledgling industry.
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Latest articles from Pamela Todd
As the Scottish market for deals involving wind projects hots up post referendum, Pamela Todd, a partner in the Energy team at Harper Macleod, considers some key points to consider as part of the due diligence process such deals entail.
In the years since Harper Macleod first became involved in on-shore wind, the number of new projects has risen sharply and has diversified greatly. Pamela Todd, a partner in the Energy Team, looks at the impact of this on land use, and the particular issues related to overlapping developments.
Having advised on every aspect of the renewable energy supply chain since 1994, members of Harper Macleod’s Energy Team have been at the cutting edge of wind power developments, advising on projects totalling almost 2GW of installed capacity with a further 1.5GW in the pipeline. Here, Edinburgh-based Partner Pamela Todd shares some vital tips on how to get a project over the line.
SSE's plans for Scotland's first ever Offshore Wind Testing Facility are one step closer following completion of crucial contracts by Harper Macleod LLP.