The Common Weal Policy Podcast – Episode #178

date: 09/08/2023

Episode 178 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig talks to Common Weal’s own Rory Hamilton about his research into land reform and community buyouts in the South of Scotland. His collating of oral history of land reform in several village communities shows the difference in attitudes towards land and ownership and how they differ from areas such as the Highlands. They also discuss how current and proposed legislation could have impacted land reform attempts in the Borders and the South and what else the Scottish Government could do to accelerate the pace of change.

Rory’s article on community and Common Ridings can be read here: https://commonweal.scot/its-ay-bin/
Our policy paper on Development Councils and local democracy can be read here: https://commonweal.scot/policies/development-councils-a-proposal-for-a-new-system-of-local-democracy-in-scotland/

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Excerpts from “Hiding Your Reality” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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