Category: Brexit
14/09/2017
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We need our governments to work together

I am worried. I am worried about the future of Scottish agriculture and land management. To be sure, there is a lot to be worried about with Brexit overshadowing everything; a huge amount rests on the outcome of the trade deals that are still to be negotiated. But, I have a more specific worry which
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06/07/2017
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Visions of the future

The lack of clarity around the Brexit process is without doubt problematic. Brexit was never going to be easy, but the various political power struggles that are playing out at the moment definitely add another dimension to it. Undaunted however, many organisations with an interest in how rural Scotland looks and operates are producing position
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20/06/2017
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Creativity is essential for survival in rural businesses

It is hard to believe that it is almost a year since the Royal Highland Show was filled with faces of disbelief at the outcome of the Brexit referendum. Twelve months on and for many, disbelief has changed to frustration as so little detail has emerged as to what our post-Brexit world will look like
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21/03/2017
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A new direction for Scottish land management

In Scotland today we stand at a crossroads in terms of rural policy. There are a number of decisions and debates that are coming together to make this a pivotal moment that will shape rural areas for decades to come. Whatever happens—whether we leave the EU, become a completely independent country or become an independent
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20/10/2016
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We need to think about the future

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Brexit is making my head hurt. There are so many permutations for where we might end up that it is easy to just give up trying to think about it and wait until there is a little more clarity. But Brexit is potentially so important to rural Scotland that we simply can’t wait until all
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13/10/2016
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Brexit: Five key areas for rural Scotland….

Today’s guest blog has been written by Fiona Cameron, Partner and Lois Newton, Associate at Gillespie Macandrew, on Brexit and looking at the possible impact on the rural sector. The dust may be settling following the Brexit Referendum, however there remains a great deal of uncertainty for the rural sector. Leaving the EU is likely
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11/10/2016
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Brexit does not roll back devolution … but there is a need for consistency across the UK

It is still very early days in the negotiations surrounding Brexit. There is so much that is unknown, especially relating to Scotland’s place in the EU and the UK, and so in some respects it is difficult to look very far ahead. Trying to discern the likely path forward is fraught with difficulty. Yet Scottish
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09/08/2016
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Some more thoughts on Brexit

Following on from our first “Some thoughts on Brexit” blog last week from Anne Gray, we now hear from Chris Savage, Factor for Cassillis Estate, on what Brexit means to rural Scotland and the questions that need to be answered: I think we can all agree that we live in a modern, progressive, democratic society?
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03/08/2016
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Some thoughts on Brexit

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This blog is entitled “Some thoughts on Brexit” because, as of yet, the political landscape around this momentous decision is still pretty unclear. It is apparent though, through speaking informally to members, colleagues, political representatives and others over the last few weeks, that while there are challenges, there are also opportunities. The biggest opportunity perhaps
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