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6 Mar, 2022

Sturgeon requests list of oligarch-owned properties in Scotland

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Sturgeon has requested a full list of Russian oligarch owned properties in Scotland. This is as part of an international effort to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, through economic sanctions are aimed at anyone who has either profited from or supported the Putin regime. Registers of Scotland handed over a dossier last week. comprising homes, lands, boats and goods. It has been pointed out that the many of the sanctions will fail because over 15 percent of the lands are held by offshore firms. A decade ago the SNP government set up the land reform group to investigate the secretive foreign ownership of Scottish land. The recommendation of the LRG was to ban offshore land ownership but this was ignored by the Scottish Government

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