Scottish Law Questions? Ask a Scots Lawyer
If the trees were in your garden and belong to you then your neighbour is only entitled to trim or prune to the extent that any overhang his property. It sounds as if he has exceeded this and accordingly while he could have taken action against you in the sheriff court if they were affecting his right to light etc he has chosen to go down a route which is not lawful. If he felt that the trees were affecting his legal rights to enjoy his property he should have dealt with this by way of obtaining a court order to have you reduce them to the correct size etc.
On the basis of what has occurred you would be able to raise an action in the Sheriff Court in respect of his actions to destroy your property and to do this you should consult a solicitor to take this forward for you and raise an action on your behalf in your local sheriff court.
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