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Recent cases are listed in chronological order, most recent at the top, with the names of parties, Scottish Land Court record number, and date of decision. Selecting a case will bring up details of the decision reached.

Recent decisions
Case Name Record No. Decision Issued
Firm of Malcolm G D Morrison v The Scottish Ministers SLC/138/16 26.06.17
John Macaulay v Mrs Mary Ann Morrison and Mark Tayburn (2) SLC/119/15 21.06.17
Peter Oag Jnr v The Executors of the late William Robertson Oag and Others SLC/172/12 20.06.17
Mrs Mary A Taylor & Mrs Ena Jess v Mrs Mary Ann Morrison SLC/127/15 31.05.17
Mrs Mary Hollister v Donald MacInnes SLC/101/16 17.05.17
James Richardson & Sons v The Kipp SLC/33/16 09.05.17
Elizabeth A M D Lewis v Shonagh J Hunter SLC/83/15 29.03.17
Ronald Bruce Eunson v The Scottish Ministers SLC/134/16 22.03.17
John Macaulay v Mrs Mary Ann Morrison (1) SLC/119/15 13.03.17
James W Farquharson v The Scottish Ministers SLC/7/16 09.03.17
J & S Wight Limited v Joan McGowan and Others SLC/16/16 27.01.17
John Esslemont v Richard Fyffe (2) SLC/85/16 15.02.17
John Esslemont v Richard Fyffe (1) SLC/85/16 07.12.16
Thrumster Estate Ltd v Mindt (2) SLC/166/13 16.11.16
Calum Maclean & others v The Crofting Commission (2) SLC/54/16 02.11.16
George Rodenhurst v Thrumster Estate Limited (4) SLC/26/11 26.10.16
Viking Energy Wind Farm LLP v Crofters having rights in the Common Grazings of the Townships of Sandwick, Sweening & Laxo and Other Common grazings SLC/31/16 13.10.16
Donald and Elizabeth MacGillivray v The Crofting Commission SLC/30/16 13.10.16
Calum Maclean & others v The Crofting Commission (1) SLC/54/16 21.09.16
Ylenia D’Angeli v The Crofting Commission SLC/87/15 15.09.16
Richard Fyffe v John Esslemont (2) SLC/67/15 15.09.16
George Rodenhurst v Thrumster Estate Limited (3) SLC/26/11 17.08.16
Glen Spean Estate v MacLachlan (2) SLC/28/14 11.08.16
Kennedy v Smith SLC/81/15 22.06.16
Coigach Wind Power Limited v Achiltibuie Common Grazings Shareholders & Others SLC/109/15 17.06.16
Royal Dornoch Golf Club v Crofters Having Rights in Hilton of Embo Common Grazings SLC/68/14 07.06.16
MacDougall v The Crofting Commission SLC/75/14 26.05.16
Grains v Exrs of J M Gifford and Others (2) SLC/82/15 12.05.16
Mrs Irene Margaret Bray (3) SLC/64/15 12.05.16
Thrumster Estate Ltd v Mindt (1) SLC/166/13 04.05.16
Mrs Irene Margaret Bray (2) SLC/64/15 04.03.16
Cameron v Mackay and Others SLC/19/15 02.03.16
Eunson v Crofting Commission SLC/10-14/15 01.03.16
Grains v Exrs of J M Gifford and Others (1) SLC/82/15 10.12.15
Richard Fyffe v John Esslemont (1) SLC/67/15 09.12.15
Mrs Irene Margaret Bray (1) SLC/64/15 24.11.15
Samuel Thorburn v Gordon Gibson and Others (2) SLC/162/12 26.10.15
Islay Estates Company v George Anthony Archibald and Another SLC/164/13 01.10.15
Messrs C & E Ingram v Messrs James M Watt SLC/29/15 02.09.15
Glen Spean Estate v MacLachlan (1) SLC/28/14 24.08.15
Samuel Thorburn v Gordon Gibson and Others (1) SLC/162/12 20.08.15
George Rodenhurst v Thrumster Estate Limited (2) SLC/26/11 17.07.15
Kenneth John Macaulay v Iain D M Macleod & Others SLC/95/14 14.07.15
Mrs Morean Elizabeth Hamilton v Trustees of the late Jane M Caulfield SLC/16/14 11.06.15
Mackinnon v O’Connor SLC/67/14 13.03.15
Mrs Cecilia MacFadyen v Mrs Michelle Galbraith and Others SLC/55/14 26.02.15
R G & E M Kershaw v Assynt Crofters’ Trust & Others SLC/128/13 03.02.15
George Rodenhurst v Thrumster Estate Limited (1) SLC/26/11 08.01.15
MacGillivray v Crofting Commission (2) SLC/99/13 18.12.14
Lands Improvement Holdings Landmatch S.A.R.L. v Cole SLC/39/14 17.11.14
Tummel Valley Leisure Limited v Scottish Natural Heritage SLC/81/13 13.11.14
Sorbie v Kennedy SLC/222/05 23.10.14
Macnab v Castle Leod Maintenance Fund Trustees SLC/133/12 25.08.14
Capital Investment Corporation of Montreal Limited v Elliot SLC/94/09 11.06.14
John Pollock & Sons Ltd v The Firm of Robert Rennie SLC/47/12 29.04.14
Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn v Crofters of South Dell SLC/163/13 07.04.14
Maclachlan v Bruce & Others SLC/18/13 28.03.14
Executors of the Late Mrs J M Graham v The Deanston Partnership SLC/1/13 12.02.14
MacGillivray v Crofting Commission (1) SLC/99/13 03.02.14
Brown v Crofters Commission SLC/78/12 16.01.14
Anderson v Crofters Commission SLC/17/13 14.01.14
Watt Taylor & Co Ltd v Scottish Ministers SLC/174/12 03.12.13
Macleod v Hitchcock SLC/163/12 26.11.13
Walston Braehead Farmers v Errington SLC/63/13 20.11.13
Bain v Crofting Commission SLC/164 & 165/12 13.11.13
Telfer v The Buccleuch Estates Limited (4) SLC/225/07 22.10.13
Ross v Campbell SLC/150/10 22.10.13
John Fish & Another v Church of Scotland General Trustees SLC/12/13 03.09.13
Wagstaff v Ross & Others SLC/120/12 02.09.13
Patricia Margaret Paton v Charles Hector Ogilvy Maclean SLC/97/12 22.08.13
Nicolson v Crofting Commission SLC/91/12 21.08.13
The Trustees of the Drummond Trust v David Peter Baird SLC/175/12 19.08.13
Omnivale Limited v Dow SLC/2/13 24.07.13
Alistair Donaldson Alston & Another v The Trustees of the Earl of Mansfield’s 1992 Trust for the Master of Stormont SLC/87/12 17.04.13
Stewart v The Crofters Commission (2) SLC/40/11 10.04.13
Cameron v Nevis Estates & Others SLC/131/01 10.04.13
Trustees of the Earl of Mansfield’s 1992 Trust v Alistair Donaldson Alston & Another SLC/146/12 & SLC/147/12 05.04.13
Thomason v Brown and Others SLC/59/11 13.03.13
Innes v The Scottish Ministers SLC/103/12 07.03.13
Feakins v The Scottish Ministers SLC/11/12 07.02.13
Howard v Lawson & Others SLC/92/11 20.11.12
Glen Spean Estate v Maclachlan & Others SLC/189/11 09.11.12
John Cameron v Susan Eleanor Alexander and Others (2) SLC/43/08 06.11.12
The Firm Of A C Stoddart v The Colstoun Trust SLC/226/04 27.09.12
Matheson v Crofting Commission SLC/32/10 22.08.12
Reference by Crofters Commission under Sec 53 Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 SLC/121/11 03.08.12
Macdonald v South Uist Estates Limited SLC/116/11 11.06.12
Messrs W J Henderson & Sons v The Scottish Ministers SLC/108/11 29.05.12
Gladwin v Scottish Ministers (2) SLC/81/10 18.05.12
Telfer v The Buccleuch Estates Limited (3) SLC/225/07 25.04.12
Serup v McCormack & Others SLC/73/10 18.04.12
R W Morrison-Low v The Executors Of The Late T H Paterson (3) SLC/233/08 05.04.12
Crofters Commission v South Uist Estates & Others SLC/190/11 29.02.12
Angus Growers Limited v Scottish Ministers SLC/67/11 14.02.12
R W Morrison-Low v the Executors of the Late T H Paterson (2) SLC/233/08 09.02.12
Edwards v the Governor of Robb’s Trust SLC/100/11 19.01.12
Pentland Road Windfarm Limited v Crofters Having Rights In Common Grazings Of Township Of Knock & Swordale & Others SLC/138/11 18.01.12
Humphrey v Greenlaw SLC/135/11 18.01.12
Stewart & Others v Crofters Commission (1) SLC/40/11 31.10.11
Gourlay v Doble & Wallace (4) SLC/136/03 13.10.11
Nevis Estates Ltd and Others v Cameron (3) SLC/142/99 15.08.11
Thomas Brown v Scottish Ministers SLC/164/10 10.08.11
Foveran Farms v Scottish Ministers SLC/82/10 15.06.11
Oosterhof & Co v Scottish Ministers (2) SLC/69/10 10.06.11
Ninewells Limited v The Scottish Ministers SLC/173/10 24.05.11
Gladwin v The Scottish Ministers (1) SLC/81/10 05.05.11
MacKenzie v Crofters Commission SLC/80/10 16.03.11
Gourlay v Doble & Wallace (3) SLC/136/03 03.03.11
Oosterhof & Co v The Scottish Ministers (1) SLC/69/10 11.02.11
South Uist Estates Ltd v Murdo MacKenzie and Others SLC/113/09 03.02.11
Trustees of Traquair House Charitable Trust v Douglas SLC/13/05 03.02.11
Nevis Estates Ltd and Others v Cameron (2) SLC/142/99 and SLC/131/01 01.02.11
The Governors of Robb’s Trust v Edwards SLC/159/10 10.01.11
Brown v Jackson SLC/100/10 24.11.10
Trustees of Inkersall Furbs v Calder SLC/190/09 17.11.10
Telfer v Buccleuch Estates Limited (2) SLC/225/07 03.11.10
Gourlay v Doble & Wallace (2) SLC/136/03 05.10.10
Angus Lamont v Wilma I Kennedy and Others SLC/160/09 08.09.10
Salvesen v Riddell SLC/3/09 29.07.10
Sinclair v Sinclair SLC/136/09 23.07.10
MacDonald v Johansen and Another SLC/102/01 29.06.10
R W Morrison-Low v The Executors of the late T H Paterson (1) SLC/233/08 02.06.10
Nevis Estates Ltd and Others v Cameron (1) SLC/142/99 17.05.10
William Alexander Fraser v The Trustees of the Cawdor Scottish Discretionary Trust SLC/75/09 22.03.10
John Cameron v Susan Eleanor Alexander and Others (1) SLC/43/08 24.02.10
Carter & MacIver v Kenneth MacIver and Philip MacIver SLC/159/09 29.01.10
Gourlay v Doble & Wallace (1) SLC/136/03 04.12.09
Messrs R & M Whiteford v Trustees for Cowhill Trust SLC/174/08 29.07.09
Waugh v Thrumster Estate Limited SLC/156/05 28.07.09
Castle and Others v Philp SLC/1/09 17.06.09
Angus Estates Ltd v Messrs J S Smith SLC/68/08 17.06.09
Telfer v Buccleuch Estates Limited (1) SLC/225/07 06.05.09
Fleming v Ladykirk Estates Limited SLC/62/08 28.04.09
Fraser v Forbes SLC/125/08 23.04.09
Stewart v The Crofters Commission SLC/83/08 25.03.09
The Mount Stuart Trust v McCulloch SLC/190/08 26.02.09
MacDonald & Ors v South Uist Estates Limited, trading as Storas Uibhist SLC/37/08 24.02.09
Forbes v Cameron SLC/134/08 27.10.08
Stephen v Scottish Ministers SLC/32/07 03.09.08
City of Edinburgh Council v Adam Little SLC/41/08 28.07.08
Grant v Glengarry Estate Trust SLC/92/08 07.07.08
Barrachander Farm v The Scottish Ministers SLC/121/05 10.06.08
Wotherspoon v Crofters Commission SLC/224/07 13.05.08
Executors of the late C G Telfer v Buccleuch Estates Limited SLC/30/07 15.02.08
Imrie v Kerrigan SLC/11/06 30.01.08
Scottish Youth Hostels Association v Paterson SLC/16/07 21.08.07
Scottish Ministers v Pairc Trust Limited and Others SLC/110/06 15.08.07
Allen v Hargeaves and Another SLC/120/06 09.07.07
Viscount Reidhaven v Mrs M MacDonald-Grant (AP) SLC/115/00 03.07.07
North Berwick Trust v Miller and Others SLC/220/06 02.07.07
Milliken v McNulty SLC/44/06 05.06.07
Brewster v Strathmore Estates (Holding) Limited SLC/228/05 30.05.07
The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust v Heard SLC/176/06 11.05.07
McCulloch v The Mount Stuart Trust Limited SLC/228/04 19.01.07

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