Saturday, 25 April 2009

Scotters rights

Legal in England and Wales to squat, but what about Scotland? These empties, in Glasgow, are just too wonderful to ignore and yet... can go to prison for squatting in Scotland, as this snippet of their law shows:
"By the Trespass (Scotland) Act 1865, it is a criminal offence to 'lodge in any premises or encamp on any land which is private property without the consent or permission of the owner or legal occupier'. The maximum penalty is a fine and imprisonment up to 21 days."
As much as you'd like to make use of these abandoned buildings, you sadly can't. What a loss, and very much an eyesore in return.