Since we set up in 2015 we have been very busy! Voluntary registrations in the Land Register of Scotland are becoming increasingly common, as public authorities aim to have their land registered by their 2019 deadline and the private sector by 2024.
A particular highlight in 2017 was completing voluntary registration of the Royal Highland Showground and land at Ingliston, Edinburgh, owned by the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland. This was a large and complex job, with both the mapping and the legal titles examination taking a great deal of effort and painstaking attention to get right. The 4 voluntary registrations were completed in June 2017 in time for the 2017 Royal Highland Show. We think the title plan for the Showground (below) looks pretty good but it’s even better at scale A0 i.e. viewed at its actual size!
We continue to work on many voluntary registration projects and are very pleased to have completed the following voluntary registrations for clients:
Little Pinkerton Farm, Dunbar
Sandystones Farm, Ancrum
Legerwood Estate, Earlston
Royal Highland Showground & other land, Ingliston, Edinburgh
Under Langlee Farm, Jedburgh
Thwaite Farm, Ruthwell, Dumfries
Lennoxlove Estate, Haddington
Commercial and agricultural let properties, Lanarkshire, West Lothian and Stirling
Huntlaw & Lempockwells Farms, Pencaitland
Whitlaw Farm, Lauder
Glencharnoch Wood, Carrbridge
Acting as a consultant to an Edinburgh law firm, I have also recently completed many voluntary registrations for public sector clients. These include multiple crofting estates and industrial estates in the Highlands & Islands, and military bases and sites throughout Scotland.
Currently (April 2019) we have a full programme of voluntary registration applications for a variety of Scottish landowners, with more expected soon. We are dealing with a very wide range of properties across Scotland – if you would like to discuss registration of your land please get in touch!
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