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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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RACCE Committee Stage 1 Report on the Land Reform Bill

First, an apology to any land reform fans out there. I have been a bit remiss in my blogging and this is my first chance to offer a select few words on the Stage 1 Report of the Rural Affairs, Climate … Continue reading

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Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Holyrood

The much anticipated Land Reform (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 23 June 2015. Plenty has been written about it already, with analysis by: Andy Wightman (for a Scots and UK audience); Andrew Tickell; Calum MacLeod; Brian … Continue reading

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Glen Gairn

I recently visited Glen Gairn. The River Gairn – the River Dee’s largest tributary – runs east from Ben Avon before snaking south-east to meet the aforementioned Dee to the west of Ballater. According to the map on the Cairngorms … Continue reading

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Talking about land reform

Scotland is now talking about land reform. A new Consultation on the Future of Land Reform in Scotland, which follows on from the programme for government launched last week, gives interested parties until 10 February 2015 to respond on its … Continue reading

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Powers old and new: or, land reform hits the headlines

This is a blog in two parts, on the powers of the Scottish Parliament as at: 1) 27 November 2014; and 2) some future date when (or if) the Smith Commission’s proposals are enacted. Powers Old The Scottish Government’s Programme for … Continue reading

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