Monthly Archives: June 2015

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Holyrood

The much anticipated Land Reform (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 23 June 2015. Plenty has been written about it already, with analysis by: Andy Wightman (for a Scots and UK audience); Andrew Tickell; Calum MacLeod; Brian … Continue reading

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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill passed by Holyrood

This evening (17 June 2015) the Scottish Parliament passed the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill, with 101 votes in favour, 0 against and 15 abstentions. (The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party abstained.) This is a piece of legislation I have been … Continue reading

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Should a trustee of a charity be required to engage with the local community?

On 2 June 2015, I spoke at a conference organised by The Scotsman about land reform. I rustled together a Storify of proceedings and there was a special report in the print edition of The Scotsman on 4 June 2015. … Continue reading

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