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ref date:1 Oct 1998 (ENV)
Cash to help preserve wild spaces in Scotland

Money from the lottery will used to buy back land from wealthy families to preserve it from commercial development.

Although this is laudable, some of these people who will benefit from the sale do not deserve to do so.

For example, Revack and Dorback estates in Grantown-on-Spey will be advertised for sale this month with a combined asking price of more than 7 million.

This land was a partial pay off to the Earl of Seafield for selling his country (Scotland) out to London by signing the so called "Act of Union in 1707" - this land should be taken into trust by the Scottish parliament for the Scottish people and all visitors worldwide to enjoy, we certainly shouldn't be paying for it.