Issues of ownership are present throughout the play:
As the play draws to a close, M.C.3 poses the question:
Who owns the land?
Throughout the play McGrath argues that wealthy capitalists own and run Scotland.
Each sub-section of the play provides evidence to support the argument that wealthy landowners have had a corrosive – rather than a positive – effect on the Highlands. In particular the play puts forward that they have played a significant role in: