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Scotland Has Most Unequal Land Distribution In The West

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More than half of Scotland is owned by just 500 people. Mind I doubt England is a lot better

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/aug/10/scotland-land-rights?CMP=twt_fd

The entitlement and privilege which have driven this way of life in Scotland have been built on a system that has survived almost intact since the Scottish Reformation in 1560. The lands which bear these hunting estates belong to the most exclusive cadre of landowners in the developed world. More than half of Scotland is owned by fewer than 500 people. According to the academic and land reformer, Jim Hunter, this equates to "the most concentrated pattern of land ownership in the developed world".

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how many are English? how much does the Family own?

A good proportion of them will be descendants of the aristocrats who sold Scotland in the Act of Union.

I doubt that elite will give up it's power in Westminster easily when the issue of devolution is considered.

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More than half of Scotland is owned by just 500 people. Mind I doubt England is a lot better

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/aug/10/scotland-land-rights?CMP=twt_fd

Scottish-land-graphic-001.jpg

But most of me just thinks so what? Most of the land is Scotland is not worth a great deal and is not of much use for anything much more than sustaining a few deer and where possible some game shooting.

It would be just as (if not more) useless if divided equally amongst the population.

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I don't want to defend the landed gentry, but much of Scotland is unfit for human habitation anyway.

The outdoor access code allows you to access any land in Scotland. There are some exclusions like peoples gardens, railway lines and places that charge for entry. These big land owners can't stop you from going onto their land so it is not like we are being deprived of access to our countryside.

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I don't want to defend the landed gentry, but much of Scotland is unfit for human habitation anyway.

I have a particular liking for Cumbernauld! :blink:

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Scotland has more than enough productive land. Productive land isn't where you would build a super services city on a mountain of debt.

She holds most of Britain's fresh water, has enormous potential for power generation, a low population and abundance of resources.

Bring on the day when we will do very well out of the UK's shortage of fresh drinking water and grid shortage.

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The tears are pouring down my cheeks for the poor, oppressed Scots.

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The scottish pad is what i'd go for if i ever won about £10million on the euro-lottery, would love to piss about in huge woodlands cutting down a few trees and going for a hour fell run around my own lands and still not get anywhere near covering it all.

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What these landowners need to do is start a small bank, persuade the Monarch to give it a royal charter seal of approval get LOLR from the Bank of England go on a global asset buying orgy leveraged up to their t1ts, extract the proceeds then dump the whole lot on the English taxpayer.

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Scotland has more than enough productive land. Productive land isn't where you would build a super services city on a mountain of debt.

She holds most of Britain's fresh water, has enormous potential for power generation, a low population and abundance of resources.

Bring on the day when we will do very well out of the UK's shortage of fresh drinking water and grid shortage.

It sure does.I live less than an hour from Scotland so spend quite a lot of time up there in the borders and Lothian.Scotland would probably end up per capita one of the richest countries in the world if it goes independent.The energy resource is incredible and there is superb productive farmland in the lowlands that would easily cover the population.We have been waching the house prices as we are thinking of maybe moving up there at some point.

Scotland seems to be lucky in that the things in short supply going forward they have in abundance.

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Scotland has more than enough productive land. Productive land isn't where you would build a super services city on a mountain of debt.

She holds most of Britain's fresh water, has enormous potential for power generation, a low population and abundance of resources.

Bring on the day when we will do very well out of the UK's shortage of fresh drinking water and grid shortage.

Indeed. Being people 'poor' and resource rich is a great place to be. I just hope that Salmons 'scotland is open to immigrants' rhetoric is empty propaganda. A welfare state a generous as they want Scotlands would be an invitation to the worlds feckless shirkers.

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Indeed. Being people 'poor' and resource rich is a great place to be. I just hope that Salmons 'scotland is open to immigrants' rhetoric is empty propaganda. A welfare state a generous as they want Scotlands would be an invitation to the worlds feckless shirkers.

Salmond is required to deliver independence. After that, the real work begins!

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What these landowners need to do is start a small bank, persuade the Monarch to give it a royal charter seal of approval get LOLR from the Bank of England go on a global asset buying orgy leveraged up to their t1ts, extract the proceeds then dump the whole lot on the English taxpayer.

I can't possibly imagine to what you might be referring.

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