Greg Lloyd provides a general framework of analysis, concerning property rights in modern market economies, and their implications for public interest. It is argued that that the neoliberal ideology and its reflection in the handling and management of private property rights in land has created a destabilization of the political and power relations associated with landownership and its management. He then focuses on Scotland, describing the land reform there, which seeks to secure a more resilient future, and protect and promote the public interest, while at the same time not threatening the private property rights.