RIC Aberdeen *Facilitated* (Cross-Party) Land Reform Consultation Proforma

The Scottish Government has asked for responses to the Land Reform Review Group’s recommendations.

Land Reform in Scotland is long overdue. We have fewer people owning more of the land than anywhere else in Europe. To describe the situation as Medieval is chronologically and politically accurate. The Land Reform Review Group’s recommendations are remarkably progressive, but not yet government policy.

The landowners have predictably spent a lot of money submitting their response, defending their privileges. We need as many people as possible to respond to counter their arguments.


These responses need to be in by Tuesday the 10th of February 2015. The background reading is prodigious:

A Consultation on the Future of Land Reform in Scotland

2020 Challenge for Scotland’s Biodiversity – A Strategy for the conservation and enhancement of biodiversity in Scotland

To respond to the consultation you need to fill in an on-line questionnaire:

The Scottish Government Land Reform Scotland Consultation


RIC Aberdeen’s Land Reform Working Group has read the documentation and prepared answers that you could copy/paste into the questionnaire. Those of a progressive political orientation can skip the reading and use our answers!

We have not answered all the questions as some of them require competencies we do not have.

We have prepared a terse and verbose set of answers; you can download them here (terse) and here (verbose).

Thanks again to all our collaborators, including Malcolm Combe, local Common Weal Aabody First, and Aberdeen University’s Shared Planet Society.

In solidarity,

RIC Aberdeen

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About RIC Aberdeen

The Radical Independence Campaign sees Scottish independence as the first step towards creating a fairer, greener, more democratic place. RIC Aberdeen are a local campaigning group, ordinary people who want to make a difference. We do canvassing every Wednesday night, along with other events. Please get in touch for more info.

One response to “RIC Aberdeen *Facilitated* (Cross-Party) Land Reform Consultation Proforma”

  1. S. Faris says :

    I support the reform.

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