Category Archives: Property

Abandoning Principles: The Right (and Wrong) of Abandonment of Land in Scots Law

On Friday 13 October 2017, I will be presenting a paper at the University of Aberdeen. Details of that seminar (and links to other events run by the School of Law) can be found here. The extended abstract of this … Continue reading

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Plotting my next move (or “Yes, Peter, I would like a free square foot”)

Once upon a time, on a lovely Scottish summer’s day, I drove in a generally northern direction along the A828 road. Just south of the road signs that welcome you to Duror, I spotted a sign by the side of … 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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