Scottish Law Questions? Ask a Scots Lawyer
I am a solicitor in Scotland and will help you with this. The law in Scotland has changed so that you can now ask a neighbour to take action tall trees and hedges are blocking your light. If the neighbour refuses you can apply to the council for a high hedges order and the council can order the neighbour to take such steps as are necessary to alleviate the situation. See www.gov.scot/Topics/archive/law-order/17141/highhedges. As far as overhanging branches are concerned you are entitled to remove these yourself. I hope this helps. Happy to discuss further.