Category Archives: Utilities and Infrastructure Projects

Tess Gibson passes exams to become the newest Chartered Surveyor at Davidson & Robertson

Tess Gibson passes exams to become the newest Chartered Surveyor at Davidson & Robertson

Passing her professional exams just before Christmas, Tess Gibson becomes Lanarkshire’s newest qualified Chartered Surveyor and a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). A farmer’s daughter from near Biggar, Tess Gibson studied for her Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) whilst working with Davidson & Robertson, the rural surveyors, and consultants with offices […]

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 […]

New Director signals growth in Cumbria and SW Scotland

New Director, Paul Robinson, signals growth in Cumbria and SW Scotland Davidson & Robertson Rural Surveyors & Consultants

Chartered Surveyor Paul Robinson, has joined the Senior Management Team of Directors at Davidson & Robertson (D&R), creating a stronger platform for growing the business and developing staff across Cumbria and south west Scotland. Davidson & Robertson, the firm of rural surveyors and consultants, with offices on both sides of the border has promoted one […]

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 […]

Conflict and friction – the move to arbitration

There is a strong push for change in how rural disputes are handled. Historically the disputes were most common between landlords and tenants. Today, the balance of conflicts has changed and there are now a growing number of issues as a result of the numerous infrastructure and energy projects in progress and in the pipeline. […]

Cashing in on existing telecom agreements

Telecom masts on your land are an asset which should be managed to maximise your benefits from them. We have seen many examples where agreements have not been reviewed and income not accounted for, so we are urging landowners to reacquaint themselves with the lease terms. It may identify missed payments, highlight opportunities for future […]

Know your rights – every utilities claim is different

The huge amount of utility work planned will mean disruption for landowners and tenants. If a proposed project may affect your land, it is important to engage with your Agent at the outset to minimise the impact. Not everyone realises that the cost of engaging an agent is generally met by the utility company. The […]

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 […]