Scotland Land Reform: Feudal Relic Or Communism?

Scotland has dramatically modified land ownership laws by entitling small-scale tenant farmers to buy the land they rent.The new law will probably change the way Scotland is farmed and hiked

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March 31, 2003, 12:00 PM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


"The new law will probably change the way Scotland is farmed and hiked; crofters could end up owning the land's lucrative salmon fishing, hunting and mineral rights, and everyone will be free to roam what until now was private land.... Scottish reformers say they are doing away with a feudal relic. But to Peter de Savary, who owns the castle where Madonna was married two years ago, "this legislation borders on communism.""

Thanks to Chris Steins

Sunday, March 30, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times

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