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The Curse of the Absentee Landlord

The Curse of the Absentee Landlord

Ray Perman reads from his book, The Man Who Gave Away His Island. In this short extract, recorded at Glasgow's Aye Write book festival, Ray describes why John Lorne Campbell bought Canna to save the island from becoming a rich man's playground. He begins by explaining John's journey from a privileged background to a revolutionary attitude to land ownership.
Theory is never the same as practice as John was to discover on Canna. Even so he introduced a sustainable way of life that was years ahead of his time.