Scotland: The case for reform
Long tied to an outmoded feudal system, Scottish land law has undergone something of a revolution in the past decade. Gillian Campbell and Nicola Winchester look at the implications of the latest changes and ask what can be learned by lawyers south of the border
When the Americans referred recently to certain of the UK’s neighbours as ‘old Europe’, the gibe was intended to wound. In reality, Britain too, of course, is part of old Europe, a fact brought home to us most forcibly when we consider that much of the reconvened Scottish Parliament’s recent activity has been aimed at abolishing land laws which originated in the Scotland in the 11th and 12th centuries.
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