Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Kinfauns Castle

The judgement was out yesterday, but only appeared on the Scottish Courts website today.

http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/opinions/B111_06.html

I'm not so sure at first glance that it's all that bad. It was always going to happen, because there is no definition of how much of their own land folk can keep private to ensure their enjoymant of that property. Ann Gloag is incredibly high profile, & I just wonder whether other landowners, less in the public eye, might struggle to align themselves with her position. Also, it doesn't seem that Kinfauns had any historic "right of access" importance, for want of a better expression. It was a castle, then it was a hotel, but now it's somebody's hoose. It's no surprise that the lines have to be drawn somewhere.

What's the alternative anyway? Everybody gets one acre?

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