The Scotsman cartoon: Nicola Sturgeon’s new laws

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
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NICOLA Sturgeon unveiled plans for a hardline crackdown on major landowners yesterday.

As she set out her first programme for government, the First Minister announced new laws will be introduced giving the Scottish Government new powers to “intervene” where the scale of land ownership or the conduct of a landlord is acting as a barrier to sustainable development.

She also announced plans to scrap business rates exemptions for shooting and deer-stalking estates.

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