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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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Advancing Scotland’s Land Revolution

The title is not mine. It is taken from the panel I participated in at the Radical Independence Campaign’s Conference in Glasgow on 1 October 2016. There is some footage of the event on YouTube. For some reason, the YouTube … Continue reading

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The Moral and Legal Drivers for Future Land Reform in Scotland – Guest Post by Robert Sutherland

This is a guest blog post by the advocate Robert Sutherland of Terra Firma Chambers, being a worked up version of his talk The Moral and Legal Drivers for Future Land Reform in Scotland [1] delivered at the recent land reform … 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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You can’t eat empowerment

A signpost blog, to link to a briefing that I have in August’s Journal of the Law Society of Scotland on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. The opening paragraph in the briefing has a lot in common with an … Continue reading

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Land Reform Bill – Response to Call for Evidence

Below is the text I intend to submit to the Scottish Government’s Call for Evidence on the Land Reform Bill. If you have any comments, please let me know, ideally before close of business on Friday 14 August. GENERAL The … Continue reading

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