14 July 1999
Scottish land reform under attack

THE Scottish Executive, the Scottish Landowners Federation and the National Farmers Union are under attack for not understanding that the governments planned land reform legislation could damage farmers livelihoods.

Fife landowner Andrew Mylius tells The Herald says that the legislation, if passed without amendment, could put at risk the sustainability of agricultural holdings.

Mylius is particularly concerned about the implications of the access proposals. One problem he raises is about the increased disturbance on farms, including the nuisance from increased rubbish. Another concerns the security of the farmer.

He suggests there should be no right of access to land under integrated agricultural control system rules on the grounds that any breach of the rules could prove expensive.

  • The Herald 14/07/99 page 22