Land development and employment creation on landed estates in the Northern Highlands

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    3 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    The landed estates may be divided into four groups according to land use and use intensity: crofting, sheep, sporting, mixed use. While sheep and mixed use estates have held sheep numbers constant, other estates have shown dramatic declines. All estates, and in particular sporting estates, have increased deer culls. Many sporting estates are supported by external private finance which makes land development unnecessary. Private enjoyment is an important ownership motivation on many estates. This, rather than lack of profitability or lack of finance, prevents development. However, significant employment creation can come only through extensive land developments beyond those on even the more productive estates. Such a strategy would require a development plan and a challenge to existing property rights
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)98-104
    Number of pages16
    JournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
    Volume28
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1985

    Keywords

    • estate management
    • employment creation
    • land policy
    • rural planning
    • Scotland

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Land development and employment creation on landed estates in the Northern Highlands'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this