Current Scottish Land Reform and Reclaiming the Commons: Building Community Resilience

Mike Danson, Kathryn A. Burnett

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Abstract

Scotland has been addressing the highest European concentrations of land ownership through land reform legislation, encouraging communities to buy out the lairds. Collective efforts to take ownership of the commons are explored through application of theories on governance, regional development and institutions. Experiences of Inner and Outer Hebridean islanders under private and then community ownership, paying special attention to the case of the Isle of Eigg, are considered. Their collective tenacity, flexibility and confidence in securing a community future despite continuing challenges to remote small island living are offered as keystone examples from Scotland of small island enterprise, social development and collective community actions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-297
Number of pages18
JournalProgress in Development Studies
Volume21
Issue number3
Early online date15 Jun 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021

Keywords

  • Buyouts
  • commons
  • community involvement and partnerships
  • Hebrides
  • land reform
  • Scotland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development

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