Scottish Land Commission to be based in Inverness
Land Reform Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has announced that Inverness will be the permanent home of the Scottish Land Commission.
The new body, which will begin work on 1 November 2016 and become fully operational from 1 April 2017, was set up under the provisions of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.
Ms Cunningham said the Commission’s base in Longman House in the Highland capital would be easily accessible from across Scotland.
Ms Cunningham added: “The city location symbolises that land reform is no longer an exclusively rural issue – we want to see people in our towns and cities reap the benefits of land reform too.
“The Commission will have an important role reviewing policy and legislation, help to influence future developments relating the ownership of Scotland’s land and how we ensure communities across Scotland realise their potential.”