Reading Time: 5 minutes SPICe has recently received enquiries about the Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land (RCI), its history, the process for registration, who it
Tag: Rural affairs
The Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill – what’s happened so far?
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog discusses what has happened so far during the passage of the Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill.
FAQs: Avian Influenza
Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog sets out information on frequently asked questions on avian flu.
Fàs agus crìonadh sluaigh ann an eileanan na h-Alba – 2001 gu 2020
Reading Time: 5 minutes Ro-ràdh Mar thoradh air gnìomhachd co-cheangailte ris na h-eileanan anns an t-seisean pàrlamaid mu dheireadh thàinig Achd nan Eilean agus a’ chiad Phlana Nàiseanta nan
Population growth and decline on Scotland’s islands – 2001 to 2020
Reading Time: 4 minutes Introduction A flurry of islands-related activity during the last parliamentary session resulted in the 2018 Islands Act and Scotland’s first ever National Islands Plan. A
Land, space and place: NPF4 and land use
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog looks at the relationship between Scotland’s Fourth National Planning Framework and other strategic land uses.
Retail revolution and postal delivery surcharges
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog explores data around the shift to increased online retail, the impact of this shift on the retail business base, support from the Scottish Government to retail, and the implications for parcel delivery surcharges.
Guest blog: Climate change plan update and Scottish woodland creation: getting the balance right
Reading Time: 6 minutes Woodlands are a key element of the Scottish Government’s climate change plans, but getting multiple benefits is more complicated than planting trees.
Brexit FAQs: Fishing, farming and support for business
Reading Time: < 1 minute This blog is one of a series answering some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the UK’s exit from the EU, and what changes on 1 January 2021. This blog looks at fishing, farming and support for business.
After the transition period – Export Health Certificates
Reading Time: 6 minutes When the UK leaves the transition period with the EU, a number of new processes and procedures will be required to ensure UK exports are able to make it to the EU market. This blog sets out one example of these new procedures – the requirement for Export Health Certificates.