Category Archives: Law

Lord Lovat’s Land Access Lament

I’ve been interested in access to land for long enough now that my friends, online contacts, students, and even occasional randoms bring access-related signs and placards put in place by land managers or news reports of access disputes to my … Continue reading

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The Tenement Management Scheme, scheme decisions about secure entry systems, and a smattering of teaching nostalgia

The title for this blog post was something I mulled over for a while. After thinking about this for far too long, I opted for what can fairly be described as a boringly accurate title. So be it. It’s my … Continue reading

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New book – 4th edition of Residential Tenancies: Private and Social Renting in Scotland by Robson and Combe

If anyone is looking for some light reading about residential leasing in Scotland, there is a new book on the market that could be just the ticket. The fourth edition of Residential Tenancies: Private and Social Renting in Scotland, by … Continue reading

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Two cases on the continuing place for public rights of way in Scots law

In the new edition of the Juridical Review, there is a “Case and Comment” piece by Douglas Cusine and me. This considers two sheriff court cases from last year which related to claims that public rights of way existed at … Continue reading

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Some challenges for public access to land in Scotland: daunering with drones or dugs

The Scottish right of responsible access (aka the right to roam) is something that is now suitably nestled in Scots law. That notwithstanding, as noted on this blog before disputes occasionally flare up, although generally it seems fair to say … Continue reading

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The ScotWays Guide to the Law of Access to Land in Scotland

As has been adverted to on this here blog already, I have been busy of late putting the finishing touches to a book on public access to land. That book is now out, under the snappy title The ScotWays Guide … Continue reading

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Research on the effectiveness of community ownership mechanisms in Scotland

A news item was published on the Scottish Land Commission website today, headed “Community ownership should become routine option for communities across Scotland, says new report“. This story introduce a report (PDF) by the Commission to the Scottish Government, entitled … Continue reading

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