Rural Economy

Specialist advisers to businesses and individuals operating in the modern rural economy

Modern rural Scotland has expanded on the traditional activities of Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry to become a driving force in the country’s economy. 

Rural activity contributes more than £30 billion to the overall Scottish economy with the traditional sectors a small but still important part of that total. 

The economy of rural Scotland is large and diverse. Fortunately, so are we. Harper Macleod has a unique footprint in Scotland, with offices in Inverness, Lerwick, Elgin and Thurso as well as our Central Belt bases in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Our team operates throughout Scotland, advising rural businesses of all types and size, including some of the country’s leading rural sector bodies. Our full-service offering allows us to advise far beyond the scope of the ‘traditional’ rural solicitor in key areas including:

  • Rural business
  • Marine economy
  • Agriculture, fishing & forestry
  • Individuals and families

Please get in touch, or choose an area of expertise from the list below to find out more about what we can do for you.

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