Thanks to all who pitched up on Weds for protest outside Scottish Parliament so MSPs, civil servants and lawyers entering for first debate on Land Reform Bill know we expect them to #bebrave and stand up to landowner and legal pressure. Photos below show the Protest in Harmony gals with some WIFI and Common Weal folk holding up copies of the #bebrave photos published that day in the National. http://www.thenational.scot/news/bebrave-campaigners-in-mass-lobby-of-holyrood-over-land-reform-bill.7070 Thanks to John Swinney, Mike Russell and John Finnie MSPs for stopping to talk.
We need your help one more time-- tomorrow Friday 4th Sept.
If you live in Edinburgh and especially Leith we really need your help at 12.30 lunchtime on land owned by a British Virgin Island registered company -- we hope the press are coming along. Andy Wightman and moi are speaking to say that the site demonstrates why we need companies to register in EU members states (for basic transparency) and why we need to end the 100% tax exemption for derelict land (we should encourage firms to use land or lose it, not landbank for years or even decades). If you have half an hour please come and sign up to the event on the Our Land Facebook page. Some of us have been trotting round putting other life on hold for weeks -- please come and support us for 40 minutes if you possibly can. Just to reassure you the wee demo is entirely legal under the Access rules of the last Land Reform Act.
Info on location: Lighthouse Park, Newhaven Place, Edinburgh EH6 4TW
It's a short walk beyond the northern end of the number 10 bus which runs from Juniper Green through centre of town down leith walk to western harbour. http://lothianbuses.com/timetables-and-maps/timetables/10