Tag Archives: Agricultural Holdings

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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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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Some reflections on the “Land reform in Scotland: legal, historical and policy perspectives” #AbdnLand event

This is a blog post offering some personal reflections on the public lecture and conference held at the University of Aberdeen on 25 and 26 August 2016. This programme was probably the first big-ticket academic/practitioner get-together that “I” organised “myself”. … Continue reading

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Land Reform Bill – Stage 2

Stage 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill completed on 10 February 2016. The text of the Bill is available on the Scottish Parliament website (PDF here). There is much that could be said about this, some of it quite … Continue reading

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What is happening at Colstoun Mains? Land reform and agricultural holdings in microcosm

Martinmas is the latest of the four Scottish quarter days in the calendar year. It might not be a day or a date known to many – by statute it falls on 28 November – but those involved in Scots … Continue reading

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Glen Gairn

I recently visited Glen Gairn. The River Gairn – the River Dee’s largest tributary – runs east from Ben Avon before snaking south-east to meet the aforementioned Dee to the west of Ballater. According to the map on the Cairngorms … Continue reading

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Land Reform in Scotland: Final Report of the Scottish Affairs Committee

Amidst all the other Westminster shenanigans that accompany the run up to a UK general election, the outgoing Scottish Affairs Committee released its last hurrah of a Final Report on Land Reform in Scotland. The publication of this originally named … Continue reading

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