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Wild Law in Scotland

Apr 29, 2010

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Vicki Elcoate
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Wild Law is being discussed in the wilds of Scotland this weekend (April 30-May 3) by a gathering of environmental lawyers and others.

The United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA) Wild Law Interest Group is meeting at the Loch Ossian Youth Hostel for a workshop on wild law. The Youth Hostel can only be reached by train to Corrour or taking a 3 hours walk in from Rannoch or Loch Laggan. The concept of Wild Law springs from Earth Jurisprudence and Community Ecological Governance. It is a new system of legal thinking and practice which has the potential to turn the tide of environmental damage and enable new means of addressing the significant challenges we face. Environmental lawyers, including from Scotland, Sir Crispin Agnew Bt QC, Richard Leslie and Sarah Cudworth of Tods Murray, Jamie Whittle of R & R Urquhart, Walter Semple of Walter Semple, Solicitors, and others with a strong environmental interest are coming to the weekend from all over the UK and Belgium. The programme includes discussions on how to promote “wild law” in Scotland led by Simon Boyle of Argyll Environmental, convenor of the Group and on the environmental ethos of the great environmentalist John Muir led by Professor Denis Mollison of Heriot Watt University and a trustee of the John Muir Trust. The Corrour Estate, by courtesy of the owners, is hosting the group with a talk on how the estate is managed with a strong environmental ethos and the group is being shown round part of the estate.

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