The Scottish Government should buy up, break up and sell off large forestry estates to diversify woodland ownership, experts are recommending.
Landowners have been urged to remove locked gates and a fence on paths at Loch Na Bo Estate, near Lhanbryde, by Moray Council and others. The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society (ScotWays) and walking charity, Ramblers Scotland, said the estate had “ignored” its duty to ensure access rights.
The former leader of Highland Council has accused a wealthy landowner of breaching outdoor access legislation by locking gates on walking routes, used for generations.
NHS Tayside stalls community plans for abandoned infirmary
The Ministry of Defence is having a “devastating impact on communities” by selling off land that could be used for housing, according to one of the largest trade unions in Britain.
Property sold off by public bodies across Scotland is worth half a billion and includes leisure centres, hospitals, healthcare clinics, and swimming pools.
New research shows that Scotland is losing out on “substantial" tax revenue from derelict land owners, says land reform campaigner and MSP, Andy Wightman.
A west coast island sold off by the National Trust for Scotland should be maintained and monitored in the long-term due to its considerable scientific interest and nature conservation importance, according to an ecological survey.
The National Trust for Scotland sold off the 90-acre Isle of Insh for £353,000, even though it's former owner wanted it to stay in a natural state.