Powers needed over Scottish land grabbing

A Scottish landowner plans to buy up thousands upon thousands of acres additional land to forge a vast uninterrupted wilderness and become Scotland’s largest landowner (Press and Journal 21 April 2014). Following the revelations, Community Land Scotland the representative body of community landowners is calling for new powers to be available to test whether such acquisitions would be in the public interest and they have called on the private land ownership body Scottish Land and Estates to join their call for intervention powers over large estate acquisitions. See Powers needed over Scottish land grabbing for full comments.