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Land Rights in 21st Century Scotland

1. Do you agree that the Scottish Government should have a stated Land Rights and Responsibilities Policy?

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No

2. Do you have any comments on the draft Land Rights and Responsibilities Policy?

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Although the feudal system of land tenure in Scotland is past, property, is property, and inalienable. Please ensure that maintains?

3. Considering your long term aspirations for land reform in Scotland, what are the top three actions that you think the Scottish Government should take?

Action One:
Keep on with supporting community buyouts where appropriate. (Especially in the smaller scale, such as local pubs, community woodland etc.)
Action Two:
Not all landlords are evil, so please don't demonise in policy?
Action Three:
Tax breaks for enlightened landowners (Tax-hikes for absentees and corporates)

A Scottish Land Reform Commission

4. Do you agree that a Scottish Land Reform Commission would help ensure Scotland continues to make progress on land reform and has the ability to respond to emergent issues?

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Limiting the legal entities that can own land in Scotland

7. Do you agree that restricting the type of legal entities that can, in future, take ownership or a long lease over land in Scotland would help improve the transparency and accountability of land ownership in Scotland?

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Ticked No

8. Do you agree that in future land should only be owned (or a long lease taken over land) by individuals or by a legal entity formed in accordance with the law of a Member State of the EU?

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Removal of the exemption to business rates for shooting and deerstalking

24. Should the current business rate exemptions for shootings and deer forests be ended?

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No

25. What do you think the advantages would be?

What do you think the advantages would be?
Fairness

26. What do you think the disadvantages would be?

What do you think the disadvantages would be?
Not many. The tycoon shooter or fisher will return despite the increase that any syndicate would raise.

Common Good

27. Do you agree that the need for court approval for disposals or changes of use of common good property, where this currently exists, should be removed?

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29. Should there be a new legal definition of common good?

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30. What might any new legal definition of common good look like?

Do you have any other comments on this issue?
I can't believe that this is a question on this survey! Ge a grip please! :)