xii, 339 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
9781841589077 hardback 1841589071 hardback
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -330) and index.
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Show the people that our old nobility is not noble : why the land question still matters Superiors and vassals : a brief discourse on terminology Robert the Bruce : a murdering medieval warlord : the first land grab : feudal colonisation to 1500 To spoil the kirk of Christ of her patrimony : the second land grab : the lands of the Church The palladium of our land proprietors : the third land grab : involving the lawyers In Edinburgh they hate us : a short excursion into the Highlands A state of possession already subsisting beyond the memory of man : the fourth land grab : the commonties Mere miserable starved caricatures of their former greatness : the fifth land grab : the burgh commons I hereby take possession of this island of Rockall : the sixth land grab : colonial adventures Look here, boy, steady on. Let's get this thing straight : politics and the landed elite Lord Derby, Lloyd George and John McEwen : a tory, a liberal and a socialist try to find out who owns Scotland Who owns Scotland? The facts A considerable ridge of very high and lofty hills : The Cuillin, MacLeod and a leaky castle Simple fraudulent misrepresentation : Scotland's Crown lands From Lord Leverhulme to Lord Sewel : community ownership of land Those who for our sake went down to the dark river : the rise of the heritage landowner Tartanry, royalty and balmorality : the rise of the hunting estate I want the assurance that I will not be evicted : farming and the agricultural tenant A highly unsatisfactory guddle : crofting and the Scottish Parliament Planting forests is a sure way to grow rich : trees are political I will not allow house prices to get out of control : the new property-owning democracy Three score men with clubs and staves : the struggle to protect common land All property of a burgh : Scotland's common good Let for a penny a year : the strange case of the Edinburgh common good Problems rarely arise with land in private ownership : land reform in the twentieth century Little more than an instrument for extracting money : land tenure reform in Scotland Bureaucratic nit-picking and fine legal arguments : the community right to hay Undermining the whole fabric of Scottish family life : the law of succession Their unjust concealing of some private right : secrecy in Scottish landownership We do not want to punish the landlord : land values and land value taxation A public park and recreation ground for the public behoof : finding out more about community land rights The poor still have no lawyers : the way forward for land reform.