Coastal communities throughout Scotland are set to benefit from significant funding from the Scottish Crown Estate. However, and often forgotten issue for any grant applicant to consider (and for those allocating the grants) is competition law and particularly the rules around State Aid.
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Leigh Beirne is a Senior Solicitor in Harper Macleod's private client team, advising individuals and families on a full range of personal legal services. Here, she looks at the idea of a Living Will.
Robert Bell is the Property Director at Harper Macleod and has personally helped well over 1000 people successfully sell their home. Following on from his previous article on showing your property successfully, Robert looks at the next step, that vital viewing.
Most crofters will have heard something about land reform and community ownership and its effect on the rural landscape. It has been in the spotlight over the past two years with the passing of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act in 2016 by the Scottish Parliament. However it is probably the whole movement in land reform rather than any specific legislative provisions which will have a more dramatic effect and which will invariably encourage more community ownership within crofting communities.
Every Shetland-based business will be affected in some way by Brexit – whether this is through general changes to economic and trading conditions or by the eventual repeal of specific laws.