Erosion, accretion and intervention

Colin Reid, Derek McGlashan

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    Discusses how changes to Scotland's physical coastline has led to uncertainty concerning associated changes in the legal ownership of the affected areas, resulting in the publication of a discussion paper on the issue by the Scottish Law Commission. Considers the consequences for the private ownership of coastal land arising from: (1) natural accretion of the land at the expense of the foreshore and seabed; (2) landowners' land claim operations; (3) erosion of the coastline; and (4) managed realignment operations whereby parts of the land are deliberately flooded with sea water. © 2011 Sweet & Maxwell
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)74-87
    Number of pages14
    JournalJuridical Review
    Issue numberFebruary 2005
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


    • Real property
    • Environment
    • Land ownership
    • Coastal lands
    • Scotland


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