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Latest articles from Calum MacLeod

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    A radical shift in how we view landownership

    Land reform is a subject guaranteed to set pulses racing and give rise to fierce debate, no matter on which side of the supposed fence people sit – landowner or land reformer. The recent passing of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill by the Scottish Parliament brought this debate to the fore once again. It is the shift in how we should view landownership in Scotland that is radical here.

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    The crofting (amendment) (Scotland) bill

    The Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill was introduced by the Scottish Government on 9 May 2013. It aims to address issues in the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 ("the 1993 Act") arising from amendments made by the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 ("the 2010 Act") which have left tenant and owner-occupier crofters not being treated equally in terms of their ability to decroft land. The Bill's intention is therefore to amend the 1993 Act to resolve difficulties that owner-occupiers currently have when attempting to decroft land.