MSP criticises last-minute court action bid to try to halt community buyout

21 May 2010

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Peter Peacock has criticised the owner of the Pairc Estate on Lewis for launching a last-minute court action to try to stop the community buyout of 20,000 acres of moorland.

Mr Peacock said: "This seems like a typical action of someone completely out of tune with the local community and determined to kill off the initiative and drive of that community.

"The community want, rightly, to take control of their own future and make that a better future, removing control from a
landowner hostile to their ambitions.

"The historic land reform legislation we passed was designed to help communities in the face of just such landowners.

"I hope the Courts reject his case."


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