EVENT: History Repeating?

Posted by Jamie Livingstone Head of Oxfam Scotland

5th Feb 2013

Oxfam is supporting a major IF campaign seminar to highlight the parallels between the Highland Clearances in Scotland and land grabs taking place right now in developing countries. 

The event will take place at Helmsdale in Sutherland on March 4.

2013 marks 200 years since the Sutherland Clearances, when large numbers of people were forced off the land they called home. But land grabs are part of the present for many people around the world. In fact, an area of land bigger than Loch Ness is snapped up by foreign investors in poor countries every five hours.

The IF Campaign seminar will discuss how Scotland can use our experience to influence the debate on land grabs by hosting a Global Land Hearing in 2013.

Speakers include:

Humza Yousaf MSP, the Scottish Minister for International Development

Judith Robertson, Head of Oxfam Scotland

Jacquie Aitken, archive officer, Timespan

The event is being held in in partnership with Timespan - a heritage and arts hub in Helmsdale. 

Venue: Timespan, Helmsdale, Sutherland.

Date: 4th March 2013. Time: 1-3.30pm 

 

 

This event is free but registration is required. Please contact Sara Cowan - scowan@oxfam.org.uk

 

Blog post written by Jamie Livingstone

Head of Oxfam Scotland

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