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Section 14.1. Scotland’s natural resources will be held and managed by the nation in trust for future generations, developed and preserved in the national interest and set out within the national twenty-five- and fifty-year master plans which are reviewable every five years. These resources and any titles thereto belong to the citizens of Scotland. Non-citizens and corporations, both public and private, are confined to a time-limited Right to Use title under Land Rights legislation.

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    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-20 17:54:52

    Section 14.1. Section 14.1. Scotland’s natural resources will be held and managed by the nation in trust for future generations, developed and preserved in the national interest and set out within the national twenty-five- and fifty-year master plans which are reviewable every five years. These resources and any titles thereto belong to the citizens of Scotland. Non-citizens and corporations, both public and private, are confined to a time-limited Right to Use title under Land Rights legislation.

      • Stuart

        Section 14.1. While an essential Article and associated Sections the regard for natural environment and resources they should be matched by provisions for the historic environment. Indeed intangible cultural heritage matters should also be included. These are both essential to the constitution of any 'new' nation.

          • Stuart

            Section 14.1. Delete 'they' above. An adapted or additional heritage-focussed Article and Sections could therefore lead on the provision that the nation's built and archaeological heritage will be recognised and protected for future generations and, in the case of those in the national estate, preserved, developed and managed in the public interest for future generations etc.. Similar provisions should also be made for national collections and for intangible heritage.

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      • Stuart

        Section 14.1. Following on from my comment on the too narrow definition of 'environment' I draw attention to the BEFS representation on the draft UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity)(Scotland) Bill that has similar concerns. I commend their proposed redefinition which should apply here.

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