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Centuries of property law tailored to suit and buttress the landed classes leading to an unfair allocation of land and the need for ancient injustices to be corrected That said there were a couple of points where he is so committed to xposing the abuse that he perhaps neglects to acknowledge counter arguments This is particularly true of his treatment of prescription which far from being a peculiarly Scottish Building the Cold War evil is found in almostvery legal system since it allows for legal certainty I also felt his call for a land valuation tax was underdeveloped neglecting to consider cases where unplanned for development imposes benefits on owners who simply wish to Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F) enjoy the land as it is rather than capture its capital appreciation would it not be permissible to skim the unearned boon at time of salelet rather than an annual tax Even if this was only permitted for principal residences it would avoid the need for low income residents to sell up if their family home rapidly appreciated due to infrastructure improvements in their areaOn the whole a very valuable and thought provoking bookssential reading for all interested in Scots Law and Reform thereof A really fascinating read from which I learned a lot I ve always known in a vague sort of way that Scotland s land is distributed in a most unfair fashion but this book patiently Counter-Amores explains how it happened whose interests it serves what attempts have been made at fixing it and what remains to be done The most interesting part was thexistence of the Common Good Fund a phrase I have heard before but not understood These were the assets belonging to the old burghs at the time they were abolished which ought to be used by local authorities for the benefit of local people but have instead been for the most part uietly transferred to council balance sheets When I get round to it I intend to look into the situation in Glasgow Favourite apocryphal story in the book man strolls through landowner s Dancing at Armageddon estate pheasants inach hand Landowner challenges him Hoi This is my land so those belong to me Man looks interested Your land is it How did you get it Landowner indignantly It belonged to my father and generations before him Man And how did your ancestor first come to have it Landowner purple faced He fought for it Man Right Get your jacket off I ll fight you for it now Based on Wightman s account of how the gentry acuired xpanded and downright stole their lands this doesn t seem far off the mark This book was a gift to me from my daughter who lives in Scotland It took me a while to read because it is an amazing collection of information not only on the history of who owned the land in Scotland but also how much of the land today is held in the hands of a few Land reform is not a sexy topic but how land is used is of major importance to a country I hope people there are reading this book Although I like history this is not the sort of book I would usually read It is really the History of Scottish Land laws A very good read for someone suffering from insomnia Having said that it opened my yes about land distribution in Scotland. Redistribute this power uitably made any difference and what are the full implications of the recent debt fuelled housing bubble For all those with an interest in urban and rural land in Scotland The Poor Had No Lawyers provides a fascinating and illuminating analysis of one the most important political uestions in Scotland who owns Scotland and how did they get it.

An xtremely well researched and informative book defining the unjust reasons why so few people own so much of Scotland s landThe Cezanne and Provence early chapters define the legal aspects of land ownership and are by the author s admission pretty heavy going They are however necessary to understanding the remainder of the book The remaining chapters are much readable andnjoyableThe book concludes with the author s suggestions for land reform which are very thought provokingOverall a very worthwhile read A fascinating read and interesting insight into the history of land ownership in Scotland It is of a big picture approach than I was Dark Voices expecting given the blurb but no worse for that There are one or twoxample cases where the whole story is not finished but in general there is a good mix of history legal background figures and individual Contested Reproduction examples The author clearly has his own agenda but this is not hidden in any way so doesn t really detract This is a passionate and thought provoking account of the state of land holding in Scotland Wightman guides his readers through the history of how Scottish land became concentrated in the hands of a small band of landholders in anrudite text What could be a dry and boring subject is conveyed clearly to a wide audience This is no arcane subject Wightman makes it clear that there is much which remains wrong with Scottish land ownership and provides some constructive solutions about how this problem can be addressed This is an important book which should be read by anyone with an interest in Scottish current affairs and anyone seeking to understand how land ownership can be reformed in Scotland Amazed as Divided by Color (American Politics and Political Economy Series) ever by the shameless behaviour that thelites have gotten away with Inspired at the same time by the potential paths that can be taken towards a fairer and better use of land as Creating Country Music explained by Andy Good use ofxamples from all over Scotlandto illustrate the different problems and concepts Blacklands everyone should read this andducate themselves to what actually happened in Scotland parts are hard to get through but stick with it Evolutionary Patterns explains a lot of the many injustices which have happened in Scotland Scotland continues to be stuck with the most concentrated most ineuitable most unreformed and most undemocratic land ownership system in thentire developed world historian James Hunter 2013A compulsively readable account of how Scotland has come to have a concentrated pattern of private landownership than almost any other country in the world how the landed lite has managed to survive for centuries up to the present day and the reforms that are needed to address ineualities in land tenure Andy Wightman has written a powerful book that on first publication caused the Inland Revenue to investigate tax avoidance by Scottish landowners hiding behind trusts offshore companies and companies registered abroad Some of the country s wealthiest landowners are listed as directors of companies that own their states companies registered outside Britain g in Liechtenstein The loss of revenue to the Treasury amounts to millions of pounds and is nothing other. Who Owns Scotland How did they get it What happened to all the common land in Scotland Has the Scottish Parliament made any difference Can we get our common good land back In The Poor Had No Lawyers Andy Wightman author of Who Owns Scotland updates the statistics of landownership in Scotland and takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into Scotland's history to fin.

Than tax avoidance Nor do these states together with sporting Forbidden History estates and privately owned forestry pay any council tax or business rates thereby receiving public services completely free of charge andnsuring that the rest of the population has to pay for the shortfall Now it can be argued that landowners are merely taking advantage of historically poor fiscal management on the part of local and national government The fact is that due to their position in society the old boys network ssentially they are in a position to influence the maintenance of these systems to their own advantage As Wightman says Arrangements whereby the wealthy can avoid tax whilst the poor must pay have no place in a fair society Another xample of fiscal mismanagement but on a European level is that EU farming subsidies amounting to millions aimed at helping those struggling to make a living from agriculture are often given instead to the landowners from whom they rent their farms Some of these gentlemen farmers own sporting Esteem Enlivened by Desire estates and aren t involved in farming at all They may simply rent out multiple farms on their landThe reasons why this situation arose historically are many and complicated On mainland Europe peasant uprisings divested the crowns and nobility of their lands centuries ago but this wasn t mirrored in Britain and particularly not in Scotland Lands that had been distributed by the Crowng David I Robert the Bruce to thegns and lords in return for military support were misappropriated Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith euphemism for stolen by the nobility who assumed ownership through time British nobility wrested political landed and military power from the Crown in the 17th century creating a powerful hegemony that the peasantry were never going to succeed in overturning Thus we have anntrenched class system in Britain which keeps the rich wealthy and the poor poorIt s fair to say that Wightman has his own axes to grind but he has brought these issues into public awareness He is a pedantic and thorough researcher ferreting out fraud and dishonesty sometimes centuries old and he has helped to inform the introduction of a wave of radical land reform law implemented in recent years by the Scottish Government For this he should be well and truly thanked but there is still some way to go before the historical tendency for the law to favour the haves over the have nots will cease The poor still have no lawyersThis is a very superficial summary of a book that ncompasses a very wide range of issues Many such as the misappropriation of commonties land and property held for the common good should be of interest to anyone living in Scotland You may ven find the knowledge gained to be of personal advantage Essentially if you live in Scotland and care about your country I strongly recommend that you read this book It will They Shall Be One Flesh either shame you or anger you into supporting allfforts to reform our country s remaining abysmal land laws Much better than the crazed polemic I had dreaded Definitely food for thought and Wightman persuasively argues that much of the status uo in Scots landownership is the result of. D out how and why landowners got their hands on the millions of acres of land that were once held in commonHe tells the untold story of how Scotland's legal The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning establishment and politicians managed to appropriate land through legal fixes From Robert the Bruce to Willie Ross and from James V to Donald Dewar land has conferred political andconomic power Have attempts to.

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Andrew Dearg Wightman is a Scottish Green Party Member of the Scottish Parliament MSP for the Lothian region and a writer and researcher best known for his work on land ownership in Scotland He is the author of Who Owns Scotland and The Poor Had No Lawyers


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