It is a sad fact that fewer than 500 people own 57% of the private land in Scotland.
The Scottish Government are consulting on a proposed Land Reform Bill so we take a look at the proposals up for consultation.
With the help of two case studies – Flamingo Land’s revised bid to take over Balloch and the Loch Lomond waterfront and the possibility of an islanders hostile buy out from the absentee landlord on Great Bernera – we look at some of the issues that this consultation brings to light – and many that it doesn’t even begin to cover.
We have contributions from Lesley Riddoch and Robin McAlpine via Commonweal’s expert panel discussion plus excerpts from members debates in Holyrood.
Watch the Youtube Version of this show here
Look out for a bonus podcast episode coming soon on the historical context of the Land Reform issue.
Find the Scotgov consultation here: https://consult.gov.scot/agriculture-and-rural-economy/land-reform-net-zero-scotland/
find commonweal’s website here: https://commonweal.scot/
Contains information licensed under the Scottish Parliament copyright licence.
Music is “Inspired” by Kevin MacLeod