Scots land reformers argue for Crown

10 November 1999

Scots land reformers argue for Crown

SCOTTISH land reform campaigners argued for the retention of the Crown as ultimate guardian of their land in Scotland, before a government committee yesterday.

Reformers said sweeping away the Crowns theoretical sovereignty over the land could result in a US-style system of “absolute” ownership.

They say this would be a disaster in terms of the public interest and the ability to legislate for the common good.

The argument was disputed by Professor Robert Rennie of the Law Society of Scotland.

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