Author Archives: Davidson Robertson

Development success for D&R

Another great result for a longstanding D&R client! We have successfully identified and managed an opportunity to create 81 new homes on 12 acres of land at Stainburn, Workington. Through our knowledge of the local development market, D&R identified the opportunity, promoted it through the local plan, tendered the site and worked on behalf of […]

Expansive livestock and arable farm on the market in Dalrymple, Ayrshire

For sale: Netherton Farm, South Ayrshire Offers over £1,650,000 An expansive, ring fenced livestock and arable farm with well-maintained steading and attractive 4-bedroom farmhouse has just come to market near Dalrymple in South Ayrshire.    New to market, Netherton Farm is already attracting interest from potential buyers registered with Davidson & Robertson (D&R). Will Dalrymple, […]

Telecoms Turbulence Continues

Telecoms Turbulence   The Telecoms sector remains fraught. Site operators and infrastructure providers continue to take aggressive stances in their quest for new leases for existing masts at vastly reduced rents, through serving legal notices and threatening court action on landowners. The Court of Session (CoS) has now published its ruling on the appeal against the decision of the Lands […]

Productive arable farm in Marykirk for sale

Forebank of Canterland Farm, Marykirk, Aberdeenshire Offers over £2.7m An impressive 290 acre arable farm in Aberdeenshire with commanding Grade A listed farmhouse overlooking River North Esk Newly launched to the open market by Davidson & Robertson is the impressive Forebank of Canterland farm at Marykirk. An arable farm extending to approximately 290 acres with […]

COVID and responsible access. An update from D&R

D&R Land Agent Will Frazer gives an update on how the pandemic is affecting access to the countryside. The Corona Virus pandemic has had many unanticipated side effects. One of them is that the countryside has seen unprecedented pressure from increased access. A cocktail of lockdowns, the furlough scheme and the free time this affords […]

D&R Celebrates 130 years service

Davidson & Robertson celebrate 130 years serving rural businesses … and Martin Hall celebrates 30 years at D&R too. Martin Hall grew up on a farm near Cockermouth, Cumbria and joined Davidson & Robertson in 1991 as an Assistant Surveyor. Progressing through the ranks, he became a Partner in 2000 and is now our Senior […]

New legislation – Tenanted farms

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Relinquishment & Assignation of 1991 Act Tenancies New legislation set out under The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force on 28 February 2021 and has sparked conversations amongst the tenanted sector. The legislation enables most tenants with a secure 91 Act tenancy to offer to relinquish their tenancy to their landlord. If the […]

Forestry & Woodland – Spring update

Despite the difficulties brought about by COVID-19 and the uncertainty over Brexit, forestry has remained strong, meaning it’s been a busy winter for the D&R forestry team; felling licences, harvesting, woodland creation applications, restocking, new tree planting and registering carbon projects. This winter we’ve harvested sites up to 20 hectares and planted sites up to […]

Telecoms Turbulance

telecom mast - Davidson & Robertson

The Telecoms sector remains fraught. Site operators and infrastructure providers continue to take aggressive stances in their quest for new leases for existing masts at vastly reduced rents, through serving legal notices and threatening court action on landowners. The recent DUNCAN case ruling has gone in favour of Scottish landowners but EE & H3G are […]

Energy Development Surge  

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The Energy sector is buoyant.  Developers are hungry to acquire land rights to enable energy projects of various types across Scotland and Northern England. Wind and solar farms, energy storage and grid balancing sites are the headline developments on the menu and there is a plethora of development companies seeking to invest in this growth […]