‘Indefensible’: Scottish Government admits compulsory sale orders will not be introduced in this parliament
The SNP previously made a manifesto commitment to introduce the new power, which would allow local authorities to sell abandoned buildings or plots of land to the highest bidder
Robin McAlpine: How poor, naked Scotland can be saved by land reform
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine argues that Scotland’s future self-sufficiency requires a bold strategy for the nation’s land
SUDDENLY, on Monday next week, Scotland's countryside will burst into productivity. Having resembled little more than a scrubby desert for most of the year, overnight it will spring into action, flooding 'wealth and vitality' into rural areas.
Analysis: If tree-planting can save the planet and Scotland can help, how do we get the land to make it happen?
A new report has calculated the enormous potential for tree-planting to absorb carbon emissions globally, and Scotland is one country with significant under-utilised capacity – but is our current concentrated land ownership a barrier to reforestation?
A REPORT in the Science journal has for the first time calculated and mapped out the number of trees which can be planted across the world without encroaching on farm land and urban areas.
Stabilise house prices and tax unearned wealth: 5 ideas the Scottish Government could take from Land for the Many
With the Programme for Government coming up in September, could Labour’s Land for the Many paper be a fruitful source of radical thinking for the SNP Government?
A NEW paper commissioned by the UK Labour Party and edited by writer George Monbiot on land policies, Land for the Many, is packed with good ideas, some of which have been borrowed from Scotland.