The Poor Had No Lawyers: Who Owns Scotland and How They Got it by Andy Wightman

The Poor Had No Lawyers: Who Owns Scotland and How They Got it by Andy Wightman

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Ever wondered why so much of Scotland's land belongs to so few? In this fascinating account Andy Wightman revisits the facts, figures and stories first introduced in Who Owns Scotland and updates the tale to take account of our current economic climate.

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Who Owns Scotland? How did they get it? What happened to all the common land in Scotland? Has the Scottish Parliament made any difference? Can we get our common good land back? In The Poor Had No Lawyers, Andy Wightman, author of Who Owns Scotland, updates the statistics of landownership in Scotland and takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into Scotland's history to find out how and why landowners got their hands on the millions of acres of land that were once held in common. He 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?

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SKU GOR004035942
Title The Poor Had No Lawyers: Who Owns Scotland and How They Got it
Author By (author) Andy Wightman
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Birlinn General
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 1841589608
ISBN 13 9781841589602
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

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Who Owns Scotland? How did they get it? What happened to all the common land in Scotland? Has the Scottish Parliament made any difference? Can we get our common good land back? In The Poor Had No Lawyers, Andy Wightman, author of Who Owns Scotland, updates the statistics of landownership in Scotland and takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into Scotland's history to find out how and why landowners got their hands on the millions of acres of land that were once held in common. He 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?
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR004035942
Title The Poor Had No Lawyers: Who Owns Scotland and How They Got it
Author By (author) Andy Wightman
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Birlinn General
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 1841589608
ISBN 13 9781841589602
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.