Land – an Asset Benefitting the Many or the Few?

11 Aug | 7.30-9PM | Quaker Meeting House | £5

Chair: Andrew Bevan (International Justice Mission) | Panelists: Zoe Hopkins (Mercy Corps), Dr Jill Robbie (University of Glasgow), Tom Kirby (Granton Community Garden), Graeme Dey MSP 

On the 26th November 2014, the First Minister, as part of the Programme for Government, set out the Scottish Government's vision that Scotland's land must be an asset that benefits the many, not the few. Land in Scotland has always been a source of contention. Globally, the historical and current situations are no different. By 2020, 1.5 billion of the world’s urban poor will live in informal settlements and slums without any secure right to their property and land. Land is vitally important in our world – in many places, it is a matter of life or death.

Join us as we consider how those at the edge of societies and communities around the world can get access to land.