17 June 1999
Dewar outlines Scots land reform

DONALD DEWAR, Scotlands first minister, has outlined three land reform bills for the first session of the new Scottish parliament.

One of the bills will strengthen the right-to-buy of tenant communities when land comes on the market.

A second bill aims to abolish the ancient system of land tenure, while the third will create Scotlands first national park around Loch Lomond and the Trossochs.

The Scottish Landowners Federation repeated its threat of legal action if plans to strengthen communities right to buy go ahead.

  • Financial Times 17/06/99 page 10, page 25
  • The Herald 17/06/99 page 6, page 7, page 8