Commonweal Working Papers are an ongoing series of leading research, analysis and discussion on Scottish Commons.
Working Paper 1
The History of Common Land in Scotland by Robin Callander
An authoritative account of the history of common land
in Scotland by the author of A Pattern of Landownership in
Working Paper 2
Crofters' (Smallholders) Common Grazings by David Reid
A factual account of Crofters' Common Grazings in the
Highlands of Scotland.
Working Paper 3
Common Land in Scotland. A brief overview by Andy Wightman,
Robin Callander and Graham Boyd
A critical account of how Scotland's commons were
appropriated by private interests and how new approaches to
community ownership are emerging to replace them.
Working Paper 4
The Reiving of the Common Lands by Thomas Johnston
A chapter from Johnston's History of the Working
Classes of Scotland. It is a detailed historical account of
how Scotland's commons were appropriated by private
Working Paper 5
Common Good Land in Scotland. A review and critique by Andy
Wightman and James Perman
The only national survey of Common Good Land in
Scotland and a report which launched the debate on the
future of Common Good Funds.