Autumn Land Managers Training Day - 23 October 2019
Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019
Venue: Perth Racecourse, Perth Perthshire PH2 6BB
This is a vital event for those actively involved in Scottish land management. This one-day event will give you the opportunity to be informed of the policy and regulatory changes, share ideas, and ask questions of the experts.
09.30 -10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.00-10.10 Welcome and introduction, Stephen Young, Head of Policy, Scottish Land & Estates
10.10-10.35 Navigating Community Right to Buy, Gavin Mowat, Policy Adviser Rural Communities
Gavin Mowat will look at the most recently applied provisions for Community Right to Buy and give an insight into the shape of those still to be implemented.
10.35-10.55 Agricultural Holdings, Kate McLeish, Associate, Brodies LLP
Kate McLeish will present on agricultural holdings, including the amnesty on tenants’ improvements, rent review and the role of the Tenant Farming Commissioner.
10.55-11.15 Questions & answers
11.30-11.50 – Adapting for a changing climate, Eleanor Kay, Policy Adviser, Agriculture & Forestry, Scottish Land & Estates
Eleanor Kay will provide an update to the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Bill) and priorities for the updated Climate Change Plan. She will also cover practical action land managers can take to adapt for, and mitigate against, climate change.
11.50-12.10 The Planning Act, Debbie Mackay, Head of Rural Planning, Savills
Debbie Mackay will provide an update on the rollercoaster that has been the Planning Act (Scotland) 2019 process, what is expected to happen next and how this impacts on the land management community.
12.10-12.30 Questions & Answers
All four workshops will run twice at 13.35 to 14.10 and then again at 14.15 to 15.00, enabling attendees to attend two workshops each. Please select which 2 workshops you would like to attend from each session timetable below. Each workshop will be in a different breakout room.
15.00-15.30 Expert panel session
Sarah-Jane Laing, Executive Director, Scottish Land & Estates
Hugo Struthers, Head of Rural Scotland, Savills
Clive Phillips, Partner and Head of Land & Rural Business, Brodies LLP
Cancellations & Changes Refunds, a full refund will be available for any cancellations received in writing by 14 October 2019. Thereafter bookings are not refundable. Substitutions may be made at no charge.