Category Archives: Land Reform

A call to trespass, or harmonising access to land in England & Wales with Scotland

A few days ago, a lively debate cropped up about access to land in England and Wales, primarily as a result of this tweet and related tweets by the campaigning journalist and author George Monbiot. Monbiot clarified his remarks later, … Continue reading

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Land Rights and Land Responsibilities: An Audience with the Chair of the new Scottish Land Commission

The University of Aberdeen’s May Festival 2017 runs from 26 to 28 May. I am delighted to be playing a part in a free event on Friday 26 May at 14:30, which is explained as follows. In one of the … Continue reading

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Review of Legislation Governing Small Landholdings in Scotland

Some of my research interests and related blog posts are somewhat niche. True to form, here is a short post about an esoteric part of Scottish land law. Actually, now that I think about it, it might be a bit … Continue reading

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Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement: A Consultation Response

I submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation (PDF) on the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement today. This Statement is provided for in Part 1 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016. You can find my response here (PDF). … Continue reading

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On Research Leave

In a recent post, I flagged that I was about to begin a period of research leave. That is not the most important thing that is going on in the world right now. Neither is this post the most important … Continue reading

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Community Empowerment and La Banda Europa

On 28 January 2017, there was a community engagement event involving the musicians and friends of La Banda Europa at the Platform Arts Centre in Easterhouse. This brainchild of Jim Sutherland crescendos with a performance at the Royal Concert Hall … Continue reading

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Improving transparency in land ownership in Scotland: a consultation on controlling interests in land

A mini-blog, on transparency of landownership* in Scotland. This is a matter I have commented on before (see, for example, here). There is recent Scottish legislation on this topic. Part 3 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 gives a … Continue reading

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