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.