Bella Caledonia: Land Reform: another way is possible


By Johnny Marten

THE movement for land reform is gathering speed. It feels like exciting times. First came news of a suite of reforms by Nicola Sturgeon and the appointment of a Minister for Land Reform. Next followed grass-roots organising such as the new Scottish Land Action Movement, the Land Reform Revenue Group (LRRG) and a workshop in Birnam to galvanise around the Government consultation.

Such grass roots organising is an essential presence in tackling Scotland’s inequitable land ownership system and promises to move things beyond the political sphere. This momentum presents the opportunity to dig deep within our ideas and ideologies so we can figure out how to achieve transformative change.

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Picture courtesy of Community Land Scotland