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Saturday Evening Lecture Series 2013

Who Owns Scotland (And How They Got It)
Andy Wightman


What happened to all the common land in Scotland and can we get it back? Has the Scottish Parliament made any difference? In The Poor Had No Lawyers, Andy Wightman, author of Who Owns Scotland, tells the untold story of how Scotland’s legal establishment and politicians managed to appropriate land through legal fixes. From Robert the Bruce to Willie Ross and from James V to Donald Dewar, land has conferred political and economic power. Have attempts to redistribute this power more equitably made any difference, and what are the full implications of the recent debt fuelled housing bubble?

For all those with an interest in urban and rural land in Scotland, The Poor Had No Lawyers provides a fascinating and illuminating analysis of one the most important political questions in Scotland – who owns Scotland and how did they get it?

A book signing and drinks reception follows this event.


Speaker(s):

Andy Wightman | talks

 

Date and Time:

11 May 2013 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Dalhousie Building
University of Dundee
Old Hawkhill
Dundee
DD1 5EN


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Organised by:

Events, University of Dundee
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Tickets:

Free

Available from:

01382 385564/385108, events@dundee.ac.uk or www.dundee.ac.uk/tickets

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