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Land matters because we all use and need it. The way we own and use land influences many parts of our lives: the price and availability of housing, our access to greenspace, effects of derelict sites in the heart of our communities, our ability to meet our climate targets, and whether people have the means and confidence to build businesses and communities.

We are making more of Scotland’s land by stimulating fresh thinking, supporting change on the ground and making recommendations to Scottish Ministers, where appropriate, for legislative and policy change across our three priority areas of work: reforming land rights, embedding responsible land ownership and use, and reforming land markets.


We are a public body established on 1 April 2017 by the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 and wholly funded by the Scottish Government.  

Our Board of Commissioners set the strategic direction of the organisation supported by a team of staff, based in Inverness.

Scottish Land Commission Strategic Plan

Annual Business Plan 2023-24

We are a proud signatory of the Scottish Mediation Charter. 

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