15. May 2009 · Comments Off on Scottish landowners living in fear · Categories: Land Reform

According to this report, Scottish landowners are living in fear. On closer inspection, it appears that Oliver Russell, the husband of the owner of Ballindalloch Estate, made some remarks at a dinner party at which, presumably, the “journalist”, David Nicholson, was present. So no evidence that such opinions are held by more that one individual or that Scottish landowners as a class are living in fear. I have met a number of landowners in recent months and they all seem quite fine to me.

I have also had contact with a number of politicans in a position to do the kinds of things Mr Russell fears might happen and, believe me, I see no evidence that anything further is going to happen on the land reform front. If it were I think these politicians might have mentioned it to me.

Although, maybe, just maybe, they are hatching some kind of plan.

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