Land Reform – Part 3 – Ruaig an Fhèidh

Mini-blog time. Remember the Pairc case that I blogged about towards the end of last year? There, the Court of Session held that the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 and related regulations did not breach Article 1, Protocol 1 (the right to property) or Article 6 (the right to a fair trial) of the ECHR and in passing noted that “sustainable development” and “the public interest” are recognised concepts in Scots law. I have now contributed a slightly more learned piece in the professional journal of the Scottish legal profession, the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland. Do have a look and let me know what you think.

As to the title of this blog, I explain a little more about an attempted double meaning in the article. The title to this blog was my original title for the article, but following discussions it was tweaked just a little bit. Given the rearguard action the language is facing, it is always nice to get a bit of Scots Gaelic in a headline. Mind you, I do hope people (and search engines) are not left expecting some Gaelic poetry rather than a legal article if and when they stumble across it. I shall respectfully leave the Gaelic poetry for those better versed in the language of Eden than me.


About basedrones

Bachelor of Laws. Scots lawyer working at the University of Aberdeen. English law qualified. Took far too long to write this bio. Blogs on legal issues, with occasional veering into other purportedly intellectual stuff from time to time. Tweets about legal issues, education, law clinics, fitba, music, rogue cell division and not at all about politics at @MalcolmCombe.
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1 Response to Land Reform – Part 3 – Ruaig an Fhèidh

  1. Pingback: Giving away an island: Part 4 (and other land reform stories) | basedrones

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