Scotland’s Foreshore : Public Rights, Private Rights and the Crown 1840-2017
The ownership of Scotland’s foreshore has been a matter of prolonged controversy. In the past, the debate centered on whether the shore was owned by the Crown or by adjacent proprietors and how, and by whom, Crown-owned foreshore should be managed.
Scotland’s Foreshore tells the story of the battle that took place during the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century between the Crown and private proprietors over the ownership of the foreshore.
Drawing on his expert knowledge of law and its evolution, MacAskill provides new and valuable insights into the foreshore controversy and the contest between proprietors and the Crown. He discusses the important issues as to the management of the foreshore - issues that culminated in responsibility for the management of Scotland’s Crown-owned foreshore being devolved to the Scottish Parliament at a time when the question of land ownership is central to Scottish political debate.
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments Glossary of Legal Terms Chapter 1 - A matter of prolonged controversy in Scotland Chapter 2 - Illegal encroachments of the Crown on the rights of proprietors Chapter 3 - A strange piece of legislation’ and ‘a Jesuitical paper Chapter 4 - One of the most prominent and assertive members Chapter 5 - A more favourable case to adopt could scarcely be obtained Chapter 6 - What remains in the Crown cannot be of great extent Chapter 7 - The proposals amount to the most bare-faced confiscation Chapter 8 - The Argyll influence in Tiree is paramount Chapter 9 - A genuine opportunity to change the fabric of Scottish society Envoi Select Bibliography Index
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