Category Archives: Law

Better access to the law: property briefing for the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland

A quick blog (sign)post. I have a briefing note in the October 2018 edition of the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, which is available here. This note couples brief analysis of the Drumlean access case (Renyana Stahl Anstalt … Continue reading

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The Birds & the AirBnBs – some thoughts on pet birds, title conditions and short-term lets (a guest post by Andrew Todd)

This is a guest blog post by Andrew Todd, who can be found on Twitter: @AndyRTodd. It serves as a primer for a Case and Comment note he and Hannah Leslie recently contributed to the Juridical Review (the law journal … Continue reading

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Inelegantly wasted

On 21 September, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Scottish Land Commission launched an “innovative partnership and taskforce” to try to get Scotland’s vacant and derelict land into more productive, and more socially and environmentally healthy, use. Details of … Continue reading

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Dancin’ with Manson: what an owner can(not) do to regulate public access to land

The right of responsible access to land conferred by the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 has emerged as one of the most important legal routes for public access to private land in Scotland. It is vaunted by many: in January … Continue reading

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Winds of change? Crofting, community and renewable energy development in the Hebrides

This is a blog (sign)post, directing to another blog post that has just been published over at the School of Law at the University of Aberdeen’s blog. Needless to say, I wrote yonder blog post. The legalities of it made … Continue reading

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Abandonment of land in Scots law, with reference to the Scottish Coal case

This is a blog (sign)post, directing to a note that has just been published in the Edinburgh Law Review on the abandonment of land in Scots law. This is a topic I was studying last year (see this blog post … Continue reading

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Access All Areas? May Festival event at the University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen’s May Festival runs from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 May. As part of it, I am speaking at a free event on Saturday 26 May at 11:00. This is a panel event, on the topic of … Continue reading

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