Category Archives: Renewable Energy and Storage

Case Study: Successfully supporting Kettlehill Farm on Utilities projects

Davidson & Robertson Case Study Successfully supporting Kettlehill Farm on Utilities projects

Situated in the picturesque region of East Dunbartonshire is Kettlehill Farm; a family-owned multigenerational farm with significant land holdings specialising in beef, sheep, and arable farming. The family-farm has been a loyal client of D&R for decades and have trusted Ian Austin and his team to provide advice on a wide range of Utilities, Energy […]

Renewable developers still hungry for sites

Davidson & Robertson Derek Bathgate Renewable developers still hungry for sites

Several renewable companies have terminated fixed price contracts awarded by the UK Government relating to onshore energy projects output prices, sparking concern that renewables development has peaked. This is not the case, renewables developers are hungry for more sites across Scotland and they are also prospecting for onshore wind sites in England. So, energy development […]

Alasdair Allan, January promotion for dynamic young Land Agent at Davidson & Robertson

Alasdair Allan, January promotion for dynamic young Land Agent at Davidson & Robertson

Alasdair Allan, Land Agent at Davidson & Robertson (D&R), has been promoted to Senior Associate in recognition of his utility work responsibilities. Alasdair joined D&R, the firm of rural surveyors and consultants, three years ago, and now acts as Land Agent focusing on infrastructure and utility work. His promotion to Senior Associate recognises the experience […]

Davidson & Robertson becomes NFU Scotland Utilities & Infrastructure Affinity Partner

D&R launch new utilities & infrastructure helpline for NFUS members Through our new Affinity Partnership with NFU Scotland, Davidson & Robertson will be supporting NFUS members when statutory undertakers like Scottish Power, Scottish Water, or Network Rail need to do work on their land. We’ll help members understand their rights and what can be claimed […]

5 ways green energy could make more money from your land

The move to green energy in Scotland will impact almost all farmers, even those whose land isn’t suited to turbines or solar panels. The National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) sets out guidance resulting in a general assumption in favour of planning being granted for the renewable developments that result in more green energy production which […]

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) – amnesty means demand for sites is high

There has been an amnesty for developers wishing to cancel or reduce their grid capacity applications for grid connection projects that have stalled. It means grid capacity has become more readily available, leading to increased demand from developers for suitable sites – and more approaches to landlords and tenants. BESS storage sites remain a profitable […]

Pipeline and pylons – A case study of utility claims for long-running projects

NFUS member Mr Robert Barr, from East Kinleith Farm, Currie engaged D&R to support the business during a Scottish Water project to install a new pipeline through their farm. The main issues faced have been damage to and loss of crops, poor reinstatement of both land and drainage, loss of yield from crops in subsequent […]