Much as I often - let's be honest, nearly always! - disagree with seasoned land reform campaigner Andy Wightman's views, I'm grateful to his blog for making me engage with the topics he writes about.
For example, I'd never have got round to addressing myself to the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 2012 if it hadn't been for a post Andy wrote which made me think "Is that right? I should check it out"
I also enjoy being able to comment on Andy's blog and engage with the other commenters there, one or two of whom have been highly influential on my thinking about land reform (and, no, I'm not talking about the Scottish Land & Estates people).
Anyway, this doesn't mean we're getting married or anything, Andy, and this post is simply to reproduce a comment I left on Andy's blog on the subject of whether the Land Reform Bill currently before the Scottish Parliament should be amended to introduce a ban on companies registered outside the EU being able to own land in Scotland:-