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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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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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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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Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement: A Consultation Response

I submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation (PDF) on the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement today. This Statement is provided for in Part 1 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016. You can find my response here (PDF). … 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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The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 Scrapbook

It has been a busy time for land reform recently, in terms of legislation and electioneering. It has also been a busy time for me, in terms of writing and conferencing, not to mention the day job. This blog post … Continue reading

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