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February 27, 2013

Is this community buy out hostile or friendly?

Last month, we reported on the first ever attempt by a crofting community to use Part 3 of the Land Reform Act which permits a ‘hostile’ right to buy to be enforced when a  landowner doesn’t want to sell. But in the case of the Pairc Estate, the landowner claims he is more than willing to transfer the land into community ownership – it’s just that the community won’t believe him.  Confused?  You will be after watching this clip from BBC Alba last week.


This link to the BBC Alba site is only live til 8.30 Wednesday, 27th February.

Click on the link for Episode 11. The piece in question runs from 02.00mins in to 14.30 mins.