ref date:27 Aug 1999 (ECON)
Feudal land owning system in Scotland to come to an end
For almost 8 centuries people in Scotland living in many rural areas
have rented their farmland from 'Lords of the manor', paying fees
set without regulation and subject to evictions at a moments notice.
Many of these landowners have shown respect for their tenants but many
have abused their power and made the lives of their tennants miserable.
Within two years the system will be abolished by the new Scottish parliament
and a new system with legal boundaries will be in its place.