Mike Russell MSP: Scottish Parliament should consider tackling high cost of land
SNP land reform campaigner says debate on taxation needed over speculation
THE NEXT WAVE of land reform should involve consideration of land values, including proposals for land taxation, according to SNP MSP and reform campaigner Mike Russell.
The SNP grandee said the issue needed to be addressed due to the difficulties in accessing land experienced by a majority of Scots.
Speaking today [Tuesday 31 May] at a Scotsman newspaper discussion on land reform, Russell said: “We do now need to consider very seriously indeed the question of land value.”