these are very rough notes taken while facilitating the session - they may get tidied up later
- Alan Drever
- William MacGregor - state ownership of land, but not nationalisation
- Carol MacGregor - everyone to think of
- Jill Steel - Lights on in the glens
- Alison Forsyth - ditto
- Felicity Martin - more like continental models of community powers
- Roland Chaplain - our relationship with each other and future generations with the land
- Linda Simpson - Caretakes of te land, easier roots to involvement
- Michael Grey - redistribution of power and wealth
- Bernie Hughes - land is common asset
- Walt Hopkins - caretakers ' we boorw this land from our grandchildren'
- Peter McColl
- Fiona McEwn
- Angus Macdonald - reverse the clearances
- Ross Naismith - common ownership, common stewardship
- Jean Kemp - 'no land is heritable'
- Graeme Kemp - No private ownership
- Linda Taylor - regeneration of community and culture through control of resources
- Catherine Rutherford - independence for Scotland
- Rutherford - common ownership - everyone felt a sense of respect for the land
- Rosie Hopkins - Children to grow up in a country where they are educated to have a sense of their rights and responsibilities to the land
- Rick Worral - Small forests - forest crofts
- Hamish Nielson - twin responsibility for land with obligation to do something positive
- Ash Regan-Denham - end to feudal mindset
- Chris Cook - reinventing what property means.
- Alison Bryce - end of Feudal oppression
- Jacqui Calder - the soul of the land; respect for the land
- Amanda Burgauer - Community access to land
- Craig Lundie - Access, the most important word of all, all landownership is a monopoly
Wild land - 'kind of artificial - remains of settlements'
Settled land not necessarily to the detriment of wildlife Enrich the soul of the place
Populating the countryside needs infrastructure
Houses being demolished when tenancies become vacant.
Important to think of urban communities as well
Increase Hutting! Hutting might also protect greenbelt.
Moving to the vision
Land Value Tax - progressive
Confiscate all land not in the land registry
Fiscal is the way to go - make it uneconomic to own large amounts of land.
How does Denmark prevent large estates?
Be radical, even if not viable!
Trident is a particularly bad use of land!
Very much higher taxation for second homes/compulsory purchase of second homes
No large private estates under any circumstances
People have to stay somewhere; need to have intimacy with that place and security in it. Community of land is a good thing; balance between public and private interest
Ownership should be limited - limited rights to the land
Individuals should have security in their land - does it need to be heritable?
Difference in heritability between residential property and non-residential land - greater claim for residential land to be heritable
Fiscal system which prevents property in land being a way of passing on wealth - 'how we invest in land in non-toxic ways'
The land belongs to none of us - there should be no property in land.
Secure tenure required for investment
Land settlement legislation 1919 act - could still be applied - develop schemes to locate, acquire and settle land.
Crowd-source who owns Scotland - Landypedia
Important to make sure the land holding review gets incorporated into the Land Reform Act, not treated separately.
If you own a lot of land you have a lot of privilege, so you should pay a lot of tax. If the tax isn't paid, confiscate the land.