Category Archives: Sustainable Development

Glen Gairn

I recently visited Glen Gairn. The River Gairn – the River Dee’s largest tributary – runs east from Ben Avon before snaking south-east to meet the aforementioned Dee to the west of Ballater. According to the map on the Cairngorms … Continue reading

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Notes from the SPEL Conference 2014

As I have matured in years, I have come to terms with not being many things. For example, I am not an astronaut. In less cosmological news, I am not a planning or environmental lawyer. It would be a misrepresentation … Continue reading

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Land Reform – Part 3 – Ruaig an Fhèidh

Mini-blog time. Remember the Pairc case that I blogged about towards the end of last year? There, the Court of Session held that the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 and related regulations did not breach Article 1, Protocol 1 (the … Continue reading

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The legal status of “sustainable development” and “public interest”

Some blogs essentially write themselves, albeit with the aid of a bit of copy & paste. This is such a blog. Yesterday, I blogged on the rather important Court of Session case of Pairc Crofters Limited and Pairc Renewables Limited … Continue reading

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