Ruaig an Fhèidh: the prospects for a challenge to the legislation on which the crofters of the Pairc Estate rely in their land rights dispute with their landlord

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The Highlands and Islands loom large in any discussion of landownership and land reform in Scotland. One prominent silhouette is formed by the Isle of Lewis. It has a chequered history, involving the common Gàidhealtachd mix of clearance, resistance and eccentric lairds (the last being provided by the Mathesons and Lord Leverhulme, who built their respective fortunes on opium and soap).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-55
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Law Society of Scotland
VolumeMay 2011
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2011


  • land reform
  • Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

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