Battle for control of iconic landscape

04 Jun 2014

Wartime laws must be repealed to protect Scotland’s prestigious assets from agricultural vandalism, says Calum Brown

The ownership and use of Scotland’s natural resources are at the centre of the independence debate. A natural resource that is too often overlooked, however, is the land itself. Internationally famous, central to Scotland’s identity, but relatively empty, Scottish landscapes have immense cultural, environmental and economic value – and a potential that is much greater still.

The Scottish Government faces a number of decisions that hinge on whether land is chiefly regarded as a common resource in which all of Scotland’s people have legitimate interests, or a private resource mainly subject to the interests of large landowners and companies. (more…)

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