Tag Archives: Community Right to Buy

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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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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Should Scottish communities have a right to force a sale of land? A view from 2003

Does anyone remember the time the SNP tried to beef up the community right to buy in the final throes of the (first) Land Reform (Scotland) Act? To explain, Part 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 gave rural … Continue reading

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The Environmental Implications of Redistributive Land Reform

This is first and foremost a signpost blog, to link to the open access version of an article I recently contributed to the Environmental Law Review. Here is the abstract, which sets out the coverage of my analysis. Ownership of … Continue reading

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