“The Men Who Own Scotland” and the Land Reform Debate

Last week’s edition of BBC Scotland Investigates, “The Men Who Own Scotland”, provided a whistle-stop tour of land reform in Scotland.  The programme did a pretty balanced job of airing contrasting views on this complex, multi-faceted and deeply contentious issue in half an hour.

The mere fact that “The Men Who Own Scotland”  – the first programme on land reform since 1992 – was screened at all indicates renewed media interest in the ‘land question’, fuelled by the Scottish Government’s separate reviews of land reform and agricultural holdings legislation and the UK Parliament Scottish Affairs Select Committee’s land reform inquiry. Continue reading