How community activists hope to buyout the village of Wanlockhead
CommonSpace speak to Lincoln Richford about how his village can own its land
HISTORIAN JIM HUNTER calls it a “revolution”. Across Scotland over half a million acres of land is now owned by the community that lives there. Mostly confined to the Highlands and Islands, the movement for community land ownership is now spreading across the rest of the country.
Wanlockhead could become a key test case for the south of Scotland. For months, villagers have prepared a campaign to buy their land from the country’s largest private landowner - the Duke of Buccleuch.