A new paper launched by the Scottish Land Commission aims to stimulate discussion on the ways communities can benefit from land use change and investment. The Scottish Land Commission’s Community benefits from investment in natural capital discussion paper details how investment in natural cap
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Land leaders have joined forces to complete a development programme to ensure Scotland’s land is managed responsibly.
People across Scotland are being invited to learn more about land rights and responsibilities in a new, free series of webinars. Kicking off on 19 October, the informal 45-minute lunchtime sessions aim to stimulate practical change in how land is owned, used and managed. The Scottish Land Commission
Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Huntly residents are invited to join the Scottish Land Commission online at its latest virtual public meeting. The meeting aims to give people the opportunity to talk about their local land, sharing the issues and questions they may have, and to find out about the Commissi
The Scottish Land Commission has made three new appointments. Charlie Davis has joined as project manager for diverse land ownership, Lisa Busby as training coordinator and Hanna Wheatley as the new research officer.
The Scottish Land Commission has today published recommendations to Scottish ministers to shape the land market and the carbon markets so that they work in the public interest. The recommendations are:
A new report reveals changes to Scotland's rural land market and values, amid strong timber prices and rising demand in non-farming leisure estates. The report published today by the Scottish Land Commission shows the Scottish rural land market is characterised by exceptionally high demand but conti
A month-long campaign aims to drive forward the message that the public sector has a key role to play in transforming vacant and derelict land across Scotland. Land Reuse Month, hosted by the Scottish Land Commission, will support local authorities in addressing the ‘how to’ of tackling
Applications are now open for a grant to fund academic research into improving the way land is owned, managed and used across Scotland. Open to students at Scottish academic institutions, the Scottish Land Commission’s National Student Award 2022 will see one successful applicant receive a &po
The Scottish Land Commission has appointed two 'good practice advisers'. Calum Stewart and Karen Grant will support the organisation’s work shaping change on the ground to ensure more people benefit from Scotland’s land.
A new expert advisory forum on land and human rights has met for the first time to discuss the relationship between property rights and wider economic, social, and cultural rights. The forum has been set up through a partnership between Scotland’s land reform body, the Scottish Land Commission
The public sector should play a greater role in the housing land market, the Scottish Land Commission has said. In a new report it sets out five suggestions:
The Tenant Farming Commissioner has issued a new guide covering general statutory compliance on agricultural holdings. Intended as a useful tool to summarise general statutory regulations and how to comply with them, the guide is for tenant farmers, landlords and their agents.
The Scottish Land Commission’s National Student Award 2021 has opened for entries. Designed to encourage young people to get involved in land reform and contribute to the commission’s work, the single award of £1,000 is open to all students studying at a Scottish academic instituti
Three new legislative measures to modernise land ownership in Scotland have been proposed in a new discussion paper. The proposals set out in the Scottish Land Commission paper are designed to address the effects of Scotland’s concentrated land ownership.