Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog takes a brief look at what is happening in the world of wildcat conservation, and at the re-introduction of other species with widespread
Month: November 2018
Land use policy and public goods
Reading Time: 4 minutes This week a group of organisations that work on environmental, agricultural, land use and rural policy are hosting a conference to discuss how best to
The Brexit process – the beginning of the end?
Reading Time: 4 minutes After around eighteen months of negotiations, on 25 November 2018, a special meeting of the European Council endorsed the Agreement on the withdrawal of the
Preparing for a No-deal Brexit
Reading Time: 5 minutes With the basis of a Withdrawal Agreement now in place, attention will turn to the European Council and then the UK Parliament to see whether
Guest blog – Livestock health and greenhouse gases: Ruminating on climate change
Reading Time: 4 minutes On Tuesday 13 November, the Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee took evidence from the agricultural sector, as part of its consideration of
Scottish Civil Justice Statistics
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Scottish Government published its latest round of civil justice statistics at the end of August 2018. The statistics are for the financial year 2016-2017
Short term lets: time for regulation?
Reading Time: 4 minutes The growth in short term lets, facilitated by peer to peer online platforms, such as Airbnb, has sparked debate about whether short term lets should
Medicinal cannabis FAQs
Reading Time: 4 minutes Recently, there has been a number of high-profile cases and much media coverage of children with epilepsy gaining access to cannabis-based products for their condition.
Guest blog – What we eat, and meeting our climate change commitments
Reading Time: 4 minutes On Tuesday 13 November, the Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee will take evidence from the agricultural sector, as part of its consideration
SPICe FAQ – Council tax on second homes and unoccupied properties
Reading Time: 4 minutes SPICe regularly receives enquiries asking for information on council tax, in particular whether council tax has to be paid on empty properties, uninhabitable property or