Approval for hostile buy-out of Pairc Estate on Lewis

A community has moved closer to a hostile buy-out of a crofting estate on Lewis, in the Western Isles. The Scottish government has approved Pairc Community Trust’s bid to takeover the 26,800-acre (10,845-hectare) Pairc Estate.

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Approval for hostile land buy-out
BBC News
Environment Minister Roseanna Cunningham approved the buy-out under the provisions of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. She said: “After serious scrutiny

First hostile buy-out goes ahead as ‘whipping boy’ laird forced to
Scotsman
It later applied to acquire the estate using the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, which gives crofting communities the right to buy the land they croft and

Pairc community free to buy estate
Stornoway Gazette
The Environment Minister today approved the first two bids under the Crofting Community Right to buy provisions of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.

Lewis Community free to buy estate
stv.tv
“This is the bit of Scotland’s land reform legislation that allows a ‘hostile’ bid to be considered, and this is what I hope will now proceed, once the land

stv.tv

First hostile buy-out goes ahead as ‘whipping boy’ laird forced to
Scotsman
By John Ross But Mr Lomas – who previously claimed a forced sale would breach his human rights and that he was the “whipping boy of land reform” – said last

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