Tag Archives: Scots 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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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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Landlocked: the continuing separate treatment of moveable and immoveable property by the law of succession in Scotland

In the 19th century, the American property reformer Thomas Skidmore (author of a tract entitled The Right of Man to Property!) advocated an approach whereby property rights would end when a land owner died. That is to say, land rights … 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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Residents of Connecticut town offered square foot of Scotland and title of laird – a reply

On 3 April 2018, this article appeared on the website of the Guardian: Residents of Connecticut town offered square foot of Scotland and title of laird. I imagine it was aimed at its US readership, penned as it was by … Continue reading

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Drumlean Access Case – Analysis for ScotWays

This is a blog (sign)post, to allow those who stravaig onto my blog to navigate to something I have written about the right of responsible access in terms of Part 1 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. I have … Continue reading

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