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Land reform in an independent Scotland?

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Andy Wightman has written a short piece for Bella Caledonia considering the potential impact of Scottish independence on land reform.

In the article, he considers whether or not we should expect to see dramatic changes in the laws of land tenure, planning, land use and land taxation under an independent Scottish government.  But, he reflects that the devolved Scottish parliament already has the powers to change those laws.  The fact that they haven't done so suggests that the political will is lacking.

Of course it's possible that the political mood will change dramatically in a newly independent country, but, as Andy Wightman points out, all we can do for now is speculate on possible independent mood swings.  You can read his full article here.

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