The Scottish Government’s Land Reform Review group met yesterday in Birnam. The group is chaired by Dr Alison Elliot and the two vice chairs are Professor James Hunter and Dr Sarah Skerratt. At the meeting, the group issued a call for evidence as well as announcing the members of its Advisory Group. The news was emailed to 1000 stakeholders yesterday by the Scottish Government but I only received a copy of the information today from the group’s vice-chair, Dr Skerratt. Many others with an interest in land reform are also not, it seems, on the Scottish Government’s list of 1000 stakeholders.
The advisors are
Professor David Adams, Chair of Property & Urban Studies, University of Glasgow.
Andrew Bruce-Wooton, Manager of the 126,000 acre Atholl Estate
Amanda Bryan, Rural Development Consultant and Forestry Commissioner
Ian Cooke, Director of the Development Trusts Association Scotland
Simon A Fraser, Solicitor and former Chair of Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust
Priscilla Gordon-Duff, co-owner of Drummuir Estate
Dr David Miller, James Hutton Institute and co-ordinator of Scottish Government’s Strategic Research Programme on land use
Bob Reid, planner, access specialist, former President of Mountaineering Council of Scotland and currently Convenor of Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland
Agnes Rennie, crofter and Chair of Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn
Dr Madhu Satsangi, Senior Lecturer in Housing and Applied Social Science, University of Stirling
John Watt, former Director Strengthening Communities, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Donald MacRae, Chief Economist, Lloyds Banking Group (added after initial announcement)
Further details on advisors is available here.
The group has website – www.landreformreview.org
UPDATED 11 October 2012 with additional adviser (Donald MacRae) and live links to website