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Who really owns Scotland?

Scotland has the most inequitable land ownership of anywhere in the developed world. But attempts to change that look promising

By David McAllister  

Tourists visiting 16th century Ardvreck Castle ruin at Loch Assynt in the Scottish Highlands, Sutherland, Scotland, UK | Ruine du château d'Ardvreck sur un promontoire dans le Loch Assynt, Sutherland, Ecosse, Royaume-Uni 29/05/2017

The claim that Scotland has the most inequitable land ownership of anywhere in the developed world holds considerable weight. Today it’s estimated around half of its private rural land is owned by just under 500 individuals, while the Panama Papers revealed that as much as 750,000 acres of this may be owned by companies registered in offshore tax havens.

The problem with Scotland’s land ownership is…

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