Brian Wilson

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Brian Wilson: Woodburning stove ban is an assault on the rural poor

Dividing lines in relation to the ban on woodburning stoves are naturally seen as urban versus rural; policy makers in Glasgow and Edinburgh who neither know nor care about the impact on daily lives of others. There is obvious truth in that analysis. However, the more important and wide-ranging dichotomy is between rich and poor.

Brian Wilson: The structure of Scottish land ownership is getting worse

Except on the fringes, the structure of Scottish land ownership has only got worse, now incentivised by crazy schemes to attract speculators in “natural capital”. Humza Yousaf went to the City of London recently to beg financiers to put their money into our bogs and trees, forcing up land prices and waiting for profits to roll. Hail Caledonia!