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Events | Education

Independent Schools Conference

The first in our bi-annual Independent Schools Conference series took place on 28 September. We focused on the key issues facing Principals, Heads, Bursars, Senior Managers and Governors in the independent schools sector.

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Insights | Rural

Our rural economies are under threat

Country sports tourism in Scotland, including stalking, shooting and fishing, was estimated to be worth over £155 million to the Scottish economy in pre-pandemic data in 2019, supporting thousands of jobs. The economic benefit that this industry provides to rural economies in Scotland cannot be overestimated, especially during the harsh realities of recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Events | Employment

Club HR: Considerations for a return to the office and hybrid working

Our Club HR webinar on 22 September looked at considerations for a return to the office and hybrid working.

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Events | Charities & Third Sector

Anderson Strathern and the Federation of Scottish Theatre’s Legal Update

At our legal update with the Federation of Scottish Theatre on 30 September 2021, our legal experts Paul Brown, Douglas McLachlan and Scott Fyfe discussed key immigration, data sharing and contracting need to knows for performing arts organisations and freelance practitioners.

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Podcasts | Tax

Understanding your financial lifecycle

Can I afford to stop working? Will my kids have financial security during my retirement? How much should I be saving this month? If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, this podcast is worth listening to.

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Events | Energy

COP26: current considerations and future impact for your clients

Our special online event on 1 September 2021, looked at COP26, net zero ambitions for the future and low carbon investment opportunities in Scotland.

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Insights | Rural

Agricultural Permitted Development Rights

On 1 April 2021 a number of changes to permitted development rights for agricultural land were introduced. Below we provide an overview of the key changes to the existing permitted development rights for agriculture, including any conditions/rules that must be complied with.

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Insights | Rural

An introduction to Natural Capital

Natural Capital is a phrase that we come across increasingly regularly in the media today. But what does it mean and how does it affect you and me? In many ways Natural Capital is all about going back to basics and considering how we interact with nature. It is about recognising the inherent value in such fundamental resources as geology, soil, water and air, how we manage these to benefit our economy, the environment and our wider society.

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Insights | Rural

Increased transparency in land ownership

In early February, the third and final draft of The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (“the Regulations”) was approved by MSPs, and was published in final form on 17 February 2021. The Regulations are due to come into force on 1 April 2022 and the new Register will become operational from the same date.

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Insights | Power of Attorney, Wills

Managing your digital legacy before logging off for good

Many of us do almost everything online these days, from banking and food shopping to virtual calls with our friends and colleagues. We are increasingly living our lives online and leaving behind a digital footprint.

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Insights | Rural

What farmers and landowners should know about livestock worrying

Following the surge in Covid-19 lockdown walks in the countryside, and an increase in dog ownership, there has been a sharp rise in the number of dogs attacking livestock.

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Insights | Rural

Operators 1 – Landowners 0

Although the updated Electronic Communications Code (‘the Code’) was only enacted in 2018, it has generated a huge amount of case law in a short space of time. In essence, it’s provided private telecoms companies with much greater access to land and enabled them to continue to expand mobile networks.

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