In this Landscape series I wanted to explore land ownership in Scotland, specifically focusing on the John Clerk estate on the outskirts of Penicuik. The 1,000 acre estate was acquired by the Clerk’s due to their loyalties to the union around the scottish wars of independence.

I feel this is even more prevalent in a time where wealth inequality is growing even wider due to the long term effects of the pandemic and the economic fallout that is bound to follow.

At time the right to roam in Scotland has never been more important, allowing everyone no matter what their income the right to access Scotland’s beautiful countryside.

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