Land reform in Scotland: legal, historical and policy perspectives

Land reform in Scotland: legal, historical and policy perspectives

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Friday 26 August 2016 - 10:00 to 17:00

King's College Conference Centre, University of Aberdeen

School of Law, University of Aberdeen

The School of Law is delighted to be hosting a one-day conference that will bring together interdisciplinary partners to comment on an issue of recurring importance to Scotland and Scottish society: land reform.

This conference is the second part of a two-day programme (beginning with a free public lecture on 25 August 2016 on land reform and the environment) that will bring together leading researchers and commentators working in law, history and policy to analyse the past, present and future of Scottish land reform.

Current participants include:

  • Robert Sutherland, Alasdair Sutherland and Roddy MacLeod, advocates at Terra Firma Chambers
  • Hamish Lean, a partner at Stronachs LLP who was appointed a member of the Scottish Government's Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group in 2013
  • Rob Mc Morran and Nick Prince, from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)
  • Annie McKee, from the James Hutton Institute
  • Eilidh Ross MacLellan, solicitor at Anderson, Shaw & Gilbert
  • Catherine Bury, Senior Associate at Ledingham Chalmers” from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)
  • Bob Reid, Director of Planning at Halliday Fraser Munro
  • Peter Peacock, from Community Land Scotland
  • Sarah-Jane Laing, from Scottish Land & Estates
  • Kirsteen Shields, from the University of Dundee
  • Ewen Cameron, Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh
  • Roddy Paisley, Professor of Scots Law at the University of Aberdeen
  • Tina Hunter, co-Director of the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law
  • Malcolm Rudd, a recent graduate of the School of Law at the University of Aberdeen
£50, with subsidised places available for students and other unwaged individuals