Monthly Archives: November 2014

Powers old and new: or, land reform hits the headlines

This is a blog in two parts, on the powers of the Scottish Parliament as at: 1) 27 November 2014; and 2) some future date when (or if) the Smith Commission’s proposals are enacted. Powers Old The Scottish Government’s Programme for … Continue reading

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Gigha dream turns sour? Community ownership in Scotland

The Sunday Herald carried a story today headed “A tale of two islands as Gigha dream turns sour” [subscription needed]. It makes for challenging reading for advocates of community ownership in Scotland, especially when Gigha has often been presented as … Continue reading

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Body matters

As readers of this blog will know, I have taken to cathartic writing about medical matters. Today, I think I have reached peak-catharsis, by contributing an article to the online section of the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland … Continue reading

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