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About basedrones

Bachelor of Laws. Scots lawyer working at the University of Aberdeen. English law qualified. Took far too long to write this bio. Blogs on legal issues, with occasional veering into other purportedly intellectual stuff from time to time. Tweets about legal issues, education, law clinics, fitba, music, rogue cell division and not at all about politics at @MalcolmCombe.

A Gaelic train of thought

I have an Opinion piece in The Scotsman today, about Scots Gaelic and signage, available here. This is a (sign)post directing to it and offering a bit more background. In terms of tags for this blog post, I have filed … Continue reading

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SULCN Conference 2017: Beyond the Campus

On Wednesday 7 June 2017, the sixth annual conference of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network will take place at Glasgow Caledonian University. This is a short blog (sign)post to direct you to other resources about the conference, namely the … Continue reading

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National Parks in South Africa – a Scotsman’s perspective

Just under four years ago, I posted on this blog about National Parks in Australia and Scotland. My trip to South Africa on research leave and a short trip within my bigger trip has opened up the possibility of another … Continue reading

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Ten signs it’s time to stop and ask for help: guest post by Lucy Reed

This is a guest post from Lucy Reed, a barrister with who blogs at Pink Tape and tweets as @familoo. Anyone a) vaguely legal or b) generally interested in life should really be following her anyway, but just in case … Continue reading

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A visit to Stellenbosch Legal Aid Clinic

As mentioned on this blog previously, I am on research leave at the moment. This has taken me to Stellenbosch in South Africa. There are a few reasons why Stellenbosch has been my appointed destination, mostly to do with land … Continue reading

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Land Rights and Land Responsibilities: An Audience with the Chair of the new Scottish Land Commission

The University of Aberdeen’s May Festival 2017 runs from 26 to 28 May. I am delighted to be playing a part in a free event on Friday 26 May at 14:30, which is explained as follows. In one of the … Continue reading

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Review of Legislation Governing Small Landholdings in Scotland

Some of my research interests and related blog posts are somewhat niche. True to form, here is a short post about an esoteric part of Scottish land law. Actually, now that I think about it, it might be a bit … Continue reading

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