Tag Archives: community empowerment

The Parable of Portobello: Lessons and Questions from the First Urban Acquisition Under the Scottish Community Right-to-Buy Regime

A short blog (sign)post, to point you towards an article in the Montana Law Review considering land reform in Scotland, by Professor John Lovett (of Loyola University, New Orleans) and me. The paper should, I think, be freely accessible in … Continue reading

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Access to land and access to justice: an update from SULU

Last year, I was involved in the launch of an initiative called the Scottish University Land Unit. As detailed at some length in an earlier blog post, this was and indeed is designed to partner the skills and enthusiasm of … Continue reading

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Inelegantly wasted

On 21 September, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Scottish Land Commission launched an “innovative partnership and taskforce” to try to get Scotland’s vacant and derelict land into more productive, and more socially and environmentally healthy, use. Details of … Continue reading

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Access to land and access to justice: the Scottish University Land Unit

On 25 January 2018, with limited fanfare, the Development Trusts Association Scotland made a page on its website live. You may not have heard of the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS), and even if you have you may not have … Continue reading

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Evidence on Common Good Property and Funds

This is a mini blog [sign]post about a niche area of Scots property law. Last year I offered a short blog post on “Common Good Property and Funds”, which the Local Government and Communities Committee of the Scottish Parliament was … Continue reading

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Abandoning Principles: The Right (and Wrong) of Abandonment of Land in Scots Law

On Friday 13 October 2017, I will be presenting a paper at the University of Aberdeen. Details of that seminar (and links to other events run by the School of Law) can be found here. The extended abstract of this … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on: Common Good Property and Funds; and Community Engagement

On 8 February 2017 The Local Government and Communities Committee of the Scottish Parliament launched a call for written evidence in relation to “common good property and funds”. This closed on Wednesday 22 March 2017 and the 18 responses it … Continue reading

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