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A Long and Tangled Saga: a conversation about the Pairc Community Buyout

In his new book, A Long and Tangled Saga, Dr Bob Chambers, a leading crofting historian, provides a painstaking and independent account of the Pairc community buyout which has become a landmark case in the history of land reform in Scotland. He describes in detail the many challenges faced by the small Pairc crofting community in seeking to purchase their estate, and sets out his own conclusions on the lessons to be learnt from this 13-years long but ultimately successful struggle – particularly for Government and other public sector agencies and for crofting communities throughout Scotland.

The event included a conversation between Dr Chambers and Agnes Rennie about his many years of research on the Pairc Estate Community Buyout.

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