This is a signpost blog post, to direct readers of this blog to details of an event on 26 August 2016 at the University of Aberdeen that will take an interdisciplinary look at Scottish land reform. Further information can be found here.
The broad and rather ambitious aim of the event is to consider where Scotland is at the moment, how it got there, and where it should be going next as regards its land regulation, distribution and use. Getting a variety of perspectives and specialisms under the one roof will, I hope, generate some stimulating discussion and ideas for the future.
The one-day conference will follow on from a public lecture on land reform and the environment the previous evening (details of that here). The plan is for the conference to look into matters in slightly more depth than that lecture, yet not in such a way as to exclude people from any analysis as a result of being in the “wrong” discipline. As such, and much as I love legalese, I will try to keep it light (although there will still be plenty in the day for the lawyers to enjoy, I’m sure).
If you fancy coming along, it would be great to see you there. (Booking details can be found on the University of Aberdeen website.)
Finally, if you have something land reform related that you desperately want to get off your chest, do please drop me a line and I might be able to find a place for you in proceedings. Two people have done so even without that invitation and I think the day will be better for that.
I imagine there will be a write-up of events afterwards, either here or on the aberdeenunilaw.wordpress.com blog. Assuming I am not rushed off my feet, I will tweet proceedings from the @RuralLaw account.
*Update* Some important material that could inform discussion on the day has just been released by the Scottish Government and is available here. A number of the contributors to that impressive body of work will also be contributing to the event on 26 August.