Dr Jayne Glass

Centre for Mountain Studies
Perth College UHI
Crieff Road

tel: +44 (0)1738 877761

Available to talk to the media about

  • Land reform
  • Rural communities
  • Rural land ownership
  • Upland land uses
  • Land use policy

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Dr Jayne Glass is a Researcher at the Centre for Mountain Studies at Perth College UHI in Perth. She is also an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

Jayne's research focuses sustainable rural land use, land reform and effective participatory decision-making for environmental management. Jayne was the lead editor of ‘Lairds, Land and Sustainability: Scottish perspectives on upland management’, published in 2013 by Edinburgh University Press. In 2017 she was appointed by Scottish Government to an independent working group on deer management. She also sits on the Natural Heritage Advisory Group of the National Trust for Scotland.

Current research

Current and recent research topics on a range of academic and consultancy projects include: land reform; land market interventions; rural estate management; wild deer management; community engagement and stakeholder participation.

Selected publications

Glass, J., Bryce, R., Combe, M., Hutchison, N., Price, M. F., Schulz, L., & Valero, D. E. (2018). Research on interventions to manage land markets and limit the concentration of land ownership elsewhere in the world. Scotland: Scottish Land Commission.

Macdonald, C., Glass, J. and Creamer, E. (2017). What Is the Benefit of Community Benefits? Exploring local perceptions of the provision of community benefits from a commercial wind energy project. Scottish Geographical Journal, 133 (3-4), pp.172-191.

Holland, J., Mc Morran, R., Morgan-Davies, C., Bryce, R., Glass, J., Pollock, M., McCracken, D., Glass, R., Woolvin, A. and Thomson, S. (2017) Meeting the Challenge of wild deer research to support delivery of sustainable deer management in Scotland. Report for Scottish Government, Scottish Natural Heritage and Forestry Commission Scotland. Project No. SCL/025/15.

Glass, J. (2016). Understanding sustainability in Scotland's uplands. In: Mansfield, L. (ed.), Managing Upland Resources - New Approaches for Rural Environmentalists, Whittles Publishing.

Thomson, S., Moxey, A., Wightman, A., McKee, A., Miller, D., Brodie, E., Glass, J., Hopkins, J., Matthews, K., Thomson, K., Mc Morran, R. and Bryce, R. (2016). The impact of diversity of ownership scale on social, economic and environmental outcomes: Exploration and case studies. Final report to Scottish Government, CR/2014/19.

Mc Morran, R., Bryce, R. and Glass, J. (2015). Grouse Shooting, Moorland Management and Local Communities: Community perceptions and socio-economic impacts of moorland management and grouse shooting in the Monadhliath and Angus Glens. Commissioned SRUC and CMS report, September 2015.

Glass, J.H., Price, M.F., Warren, C.R. and Scott, A.J. (2013). Lairds, Land and Sustainability: Scottish perspectives on upland management. Edinburgh University Press.

Mc  Morran,  R.,  Glass,  J,  Frankland,  D.  (2013). Evidence  for  Scotland’s  Land  Reform  Policy  Review  (2012­-2014) - The  socioeconomic  benefits  of  the  ownership  and  management  of  land  by  environmental  non­-governmental  organisations  (NGOs). Commissioned report prepared by the Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College UHI.

Glass, J.H., Scott, A.S. and Price, M.F. (2013) The power of the process: co-producing a sustainability assessment toolkit for upland estate management in ScotlandLand Use Policy, 30(1), 254-265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2012.03.024

Van der Wal, R., A. Bonn, D. Monteith, M.S. Reed, K. Blackstock, N. Hanley, D. Thompson, M. Evans, I. Alonso, with T. Allot, H. Armitage, N. Beharry-Borg, J. Glass, J. McMorrow, L. Ross, R. Pakeman, S. Perry, D. Tinch (2011). Mountains, Moorlands and Heathlands. In: UK National Ecosystem Assessment, UNEP, WCMC and DEFRA.

Reed M.S., Bonn A., Slee W., Beharry-Borg N., Birch J., Brown I., Burt T.P., Chapman D., Chapman P.J., Clay G., Cornell S.J., Fraser E.D.G., Glass J.H., Holden J., Hodgson J.A., Hubacek K., Irvine B., Jin N., Kirkby M.J., Kunin W.E., Moore O., Moseley D., Prell C., Price M.F., Quinn C., Redpath S., Reid C., Stagl S., Stringer L.C., Termansen M., Thorp S., Towers W., Worrall F. (2009) The future of the uplands. Land Use Policy, 26S, S204-S216.