Category Archives: Law

Some thoughts on legal blogging, with reference to raptor persecution, surveillance and access to land

As mentioned on this blog before, I have a role in relation to the School of Law at the University of Aberdeen’s blog. This has been a useful forum for colleagues and for me, with a number of spin-offs in … Continue reading

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Fine to park here? Private parking schemes in Scotland

A blog signpost, linking to a piece I have contributed to the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland. This piece considers the law surrounding parking your car on someone else’s land, and what that landowner (or an appointed agent) … Continue reading

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A call to trespass, or harmonising access to land in England & Wales with Scotland

A few days ago, a lively debate cropped up about access to land in England and Wales, primarily as a result of this tweet and related tweets by the campaigning journalist and author George Monbiot. Monbiot clarified his remarks later, … 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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Some thoughts on: Common Good Property and Funds; and Community Engagement

On 8 February 2017 The Local Government and Communities Committee of the Scottish Parliament launched a call for written evidence in relation to “common good property and funds”. This closed on Wednesday 22 March 2017 and the 18 responses it … Continue reading

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Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement: A Consultation Response

I submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation (PDF) on the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement today. This Statement is provided for in Part 1 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016. You can find my response here (PDF). … Continue reading

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Improving transparency in land ownership in Scotland: a consultation on controlling interests in land

A mini-blog, on transparency of landownership* in Scotland. This is a matter I have commented on before (see, for example, here). There is recent Scottish legislation on this topic. Part 3 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 gives a … Continue reading

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