Tag Archives: souvenir plot

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 Story about Highland Titles, a DMCA Notice and US Copyright Law

I wanted this blog post to be funny. Not every post about law can or should be entertaining to read, but this post owes its existence to a curious, chortle-inducing Twitterstorm about an aspect of Scots land law that took … Continue reading

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A model for transparency of landownership in Scotland, drawing on letting agent registration

This is a quick and rather niche post on transparency of landownership in Scotland. I have blogged on this topic before. As noted in that post, Part 3 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 has provisions about transparency, which … Continue reading

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10 February 2015 was an unexpectedly busy Tuesday for some Scots land lawyers. It all started when social media oddity @loveandgarbage (since retired) replied to a promoted tweet from @Highland_Titles. I interjected with a bit of chat. I don’t think … Continue reading

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A Square Foot of Old Scotland: Ownership of Souvenir Plots

In the most recent edition of the Edinburgh Law Review, you will find a short article by Dr Jill Robbie (of the University of Glasgow) and me on souvenir plots in Scots (and English) law. An open access version of … Continue reading

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Highland Titles Scam

The title for this blog is modelled on the website highlandtitlesscam.com. *EDIT 23 August 2016 – that url now directs to a suitably bland website. Some of the original content at that URL is archived here* Despite the url, it … Continue reading

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The best Twitter exchange about souvenir plots in Scots law you will ever read

Today’s lesson in Scots land law is provided by loveandgarbage, some legally minded/interested folks on Twitter, a Channel Islands company called Highland Titles and me. I offer this Storify for your enjoyment.

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