Lairds, land and sustainability : Scottish perspectives on upland management / edited by Jayne Glass [and others].
- Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- xviii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Glass, Jayne
- Machine generated contents note: pt. One Sustainability in the uplands -- ch. 1 Sustainability in the uplands: introducing key concepts -- Introduction -- The focus of this book -- Defining uplands -- Human dimensions of change in upland regions -- What does a sustainability agenda imply for the governance of upland areas? -- What can we learn from collaborative, landscape-scale approaches to upland governance? -- Why should we afford more attention to property rights? -- Unpacking private and common property rights -- Land reform and a `community ownership' turn? -- Contemporary property rights in the Scottish uplands: a brief overview -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- ch. 2 Recognising Scotland's upland ecosystem services -- Introduction -- From sectoral to integrated approaches to managing UK uplands -- Recognising ecosystem services with upland managers in mind -- From `traditional' to `consumptive' enterprises: provisioning services -- Upland agriculture: a less favoured enterprise? -- Towards sustainable forest management and renewable energy provision -- Experiencing uplands: cultural services -- Upland biodiversity: habitats that span landscapes -- Upland recreation: a growing industry -- Field sports and game management -- What role for climate-change mitigation and risk management? -- Upland communities and economies -- What are the lessons for sustainable governance? -- Notes -- References -- pt. Two Perspectives from private landownership -- ch. 3 The Scottish private estate -- Introduction -- The rise of the sporting estate -- The current dominance of private landownership -- Absentee and foreign ownership -- Twenty-first-century land reform -- Impacts of land reform on private landownership -- The contemporary privately owned estate -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- ch. 4 What motivates private landowners? -- Introduction -- Landowners' motivations and attitudes -- Investigating owners' priorities on selected estates -- The priorities and motivations of private landowners -- Investigating estate economics -- The estate's natural heritage -- The social implications of private landownership -- The impact of motivation on landowner decisions -- Notes -- References -- ch. 5 The laird and the community -- Introduction -- Exploring interactions between landowners and communities -- Identifying key issues -- Housing -- Employment -- Community spirit and cohesion -- The role of the landowner in addressing community issues -- Housing provision and development -- Developing employment opportunities -- Players, processes and policy: the potential for private landowner and estate community partnerships -- Breaking down traditional hierarchies -- Positive communication and the `face' of the estate -- Proactive involvement -- Resource and skill limitations -- Disconnection, a pathy and uncertainty -- Inequality and power relations -- Implications for policy and practice -- Notes -- References -- pt. Three Perspectives from community and NGO landownership -- ch. 6 Community landownership: rediscovering the road to sustainability -- Introduction -- The emergence of communal land tenure in Scotland -- Community landownership - panacea or Pandora's Box for sustainability? -- Exploring sustainability on Europe's western edge -- Methodology: capturing different narratives of community ownership -- Impacts and processes of community landownership - narratives of experience -- Narratives of sustainable rural development -- Theme 1 Community capacity (re-)building -- Theme 2 Redefining participatory governance and collaborative working -- The role of local leadership and communication in managing conflict -- Theme 3 Building a framework for economic development -- Theme 4 Reconfiguring community-natural resource relationships -- Discussion -- Moving towards a sustainable future -- Investing in social capital -- Managing conflict -- Economic challenges and the importance of the community asset base -- Reconstructing sustainability -- References -- ch. 7 Buying nature: a review of environmental NGO landownership -- Introduction -- Environmental NGOs - the wider context -- The rise of conservation NGO landownership in Scotland -- Environmental NGO landowners - part of a sustainable future for Scotland? -- Species and habitat conservation -- Landscape protection and enhancement -- Socioeconomic benefits and impacts -- Collaborative working -- Discussion - NGO landownership in twenty-first-century Scotland -- Notes -- References -- pt. Four Aligning upland estate management with sustainability -- ch. 8 A sustainability tool for the owners and managers of upland estates -- Introduction -- Defining sustainability principles for upland estates -- Sustainability indicators and the importance of participation -- Developing a sustainability tool -- Input from a range of stakeholders -- A collective thought process -- Perceptions and principles of sustainability in estate management -- The tool in detail -- Sustainability Principle 1 Adapting management -- Sustainability Principle 2 Broadening options -- Sustainability Principle 3 Ecosystem thinking -- Sustainability Principle 4 Linking into social fabric -- Sustainability Principle 5 Thinking beyond the estate -- Using the tool on the ground -- Moving forwards -- Notes -- References -- ch. 9 Lessons for sustainable upland management -- Introduction -- Key outcomes from the research: aligning upland estate management with sustainability -- A proactive estate is a sustainable estate -- The importance of taking a long-term approach in estate planning -- The importance of connectivity -- The multifunctional roles of estates -- The virtuous circle of community engagement and collaboration -- Looking ahead: implications for policy, practice and future research -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References.
- 074864590X (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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