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Post Clearances - Who 'Owns' Scotland Today

Land Issues

Who Owns Scotland Today?

The Top 20 Landowners in Scotland:
To put these figures into some perspective, the land area
of the capital city (Edinburgh) is 64,500 acres.

OWNER
ACRES
Forestry Commission
1,600,000
Duke of Buccleuch
270,000
Scottish Executive - Rural Affairs
260,000
National Trust for Scotland
175,000
Alcan Highlands
135,000
Blair Charitable Trust (Private Trust)
130,000
Captain Alwyn Farquharson
125,000
Duchess of Westminster
120,000
Earl of Seafield
105,000
Crown Estate Commission (MOD)
100,000
Edmund Vestey
100,000
South Uist Estate Ltd.
92,000
Sir Donald Cameron
90,000
Countess of Sutherland
90,000
RSPB (52 estates)
87,000
Paul van Vlissengen
87,000
Scottish Natural Heritage
84,000
Robin Fleming
80,000
Hon. Chas Pearson
77,000
Lord Margadale
73,000

  Foreign Land Owners:

OWNER
NATIONALITY
ACRES
Unknown
Malaysian
1,600,000
Mohammed bin Raschid al Maktoum
Arab
270,000
Kjeld Kirk-Christiansen
Danish
260,000
Joseph & Lisbet Koerner
Swedish
175,000
Stanton Avery
American
135,000
Mohammed al Fayed
Egyptian
130,000
Urs Schwarzenburg
Swiss
125,000
Count Knuth
Danish
120,000
Mahdi Mohammed al Tajir
Arab
105,000
Prof. Ian Macneil
American
100,000
Lucan Ardenberg
Danish
100,000
Eric Delwart
Norwegian
92,000