Tag Archives: Community Right to Buy

New book – Land Reform in Scotland: History, Law and Policy by Combe, Glass and Tindley

Edinburgh University Press recently published an edited collection about land reform in Scotland. I was one of the editors of this book, Land Reform in Scotland: History, Law and Policy, alongside a dream team of co-editors, Jayne Glass and Annie … Continue reading

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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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Research on the effectiveness of community ownership mechanisms in Scotland

A news item was published on the Scottish Land Commission website today, headed “Community ownership should become routine option for communities across Scotland, says new report“. This story introduce a report (PDF) by the Commission to the Scottish Government, entitled … 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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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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