Category Archives: Land Reform

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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What is happening at Glenree? Land reform and agricultural holdings in microcosm, one year on

Another year, another Martinmas. As explained in a post roughly a year ago, Martinmas is a traditional date of the Scottish calendar that has some significance in property and rural circles. My post last year was my attempt to explain … Continue reading

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Access to land and the end of the #indycamp at Holyrood

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Deuteronomy 4.2 The #indycamp is no more. … Continue reading

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Reflections on “Land Reform: Legal, Historical and Policy Perspectives”

Originally posted on Aberdeenunilaw:
This blog post is by Malcolm Combe (Lecturer) and Kieran Buxton (Year 4 LLB (Hons) Candidate, University of Aberdeen). A version first appeared in Issue 177 of the Scottish Planning & Environmental Law journal (October 2016)…

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