Tag Archives: Land Reform

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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Exclusion Erosion – Scots property law and the right to exclude

I have published a chapter in a new edited collection of essays, entitled “Exclusion Erosion – Scots property law and the right to exclude”. An open access version of the paper is available here. There is no abstract in the … Continue reading

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Access All Areas? May Festival event at the University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen’s May Festival runs from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 May. As part of it, I am speaking at a free event on Saturday 26 May at 11:00. This is a panel event, on the topic of … Continue reading

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Residents of Connecticut town offered square foot of Scotland and title of laird – a reply

On 3 April 2018, this article appeared on the website of the Guardian: Residents of Connecticut town offered square foot of Scotland and title of laird. I imagine it was aimed at its US readership, penned as it was by … Continue reading

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Drumlean Access Case – Analysis for ScotWays

This is a blog (sign)post, to allow those who stravaig onto my blog to navigate to something I have written about the right of responsible access in terms of Part 1 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. I have … Continue reading

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Research on interventions to manage land markets and limit the concentration of land ownership

The Scottish Land Commission has just published a Report which it commissioned on interventions to manage land markets and limit the concentration of land ownership in places other than Scotland. It can be accessed here (PDF here). It draws insights … 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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