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Occupying the middle ground: The future of social landownership in Scotland

Charles Warren (2002)
ECOS Magazine, Volume 23(1), May 2002

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Probably the most striking recent change in Scottish land ownership has been the dramatic rise of the social ownership sector. Conservation organisations and local community groups have become significant landowners. Though very much in tune with the zeitgeist (current thought and spirit of the times), is this trend sustainable? Do conservation ownership and community ownership both have a role to play in rural and environmental regeneration, or will one subsume the other?