Rural Law

MSPs unanimously agreed the general principles of the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill at a Stage 1 debate at the Scottish Parliament on 7 November 2017. The lead committee for the Bill, the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee (RECC) heard evidence from industry representatives which was published in July this year, and this was… Read more »

Rural Law

The Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill (the Bill) aims to complete the devolution of forestry in Scotland. On the 21st of June the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee heard evidence from industry representatives about the Scottish Government’s plans to complete devolution of industry regulation, modernise and democratise forestry, and make more effective use of… Read more »

Rural Law

Following on from our ‘Consultation on the Future of Forestry in Scotland’ article, the Scottish Government has recently introduced the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill. The key objective of the Bill is to allow Scotland to be better equipped to develop, support and regulate its Forestry Industry going forward. Proposed forestry and land management… Read more »

Rural Law

The Scottish Government has commenced a consultation on “Draft Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies)(Scotland) Regulations 2017”. Background The new regulations are primarily designed to reflect changes introduced by a recent EU Directive, which needs to be transposed into domestic law by 27 October 2017. That EU Directive is aligned to the results and… Read more »

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