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Land is at the heart of Scotland’s identity, economy and communities. Our role is to stimulate fresh thinking and change in how we as a nation own and use land, and to advise the Scottish Government on an ongoing programme of land reform.

As well as providing advice and recommendations for law and policy, we provide leadership for change in culture and practice. 

Over the last three years we have delivered a substantial programme of research and public engagement, making recommendations for significant changes in law and policy, and promoting more immediate changes in culture and practice.

Our vision is a fair, inclusive and productive system of ownership, management and use of land that delivers greater benefit for all the people of Scotland. 


We are working to achieve:

  • Scotland's land is owned and used in ways that are fair, responsible and productive
  • More of Scotland's people are able to influence and benefit from decisions about land
  • The way we own and use Scotland's land creates public value and economic wellbeing. 

We achieve this by focusing on change in three ways:

  • Reforming land rights – to reform the way land rights and ownership are controlled to drive economic, social, and environmental value, strengthen community resilience, and reduce inequalities.
  • Embedding responsible land ownership and use – to put accountable and responsible approaches at the heart of land ownership and use.
  • Reforming land markets – to improve the efficiency and equity of land markets to support a fair and productive economy.

We deliver our work through engagement and communications, research and evidence, guidance and codes, good practice and making recommendations for change in legislation, policy and practice.


  • Corporate

Annual Review 2020-21

3.02 MB

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Annual Business Plan 2021

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Climate Change Action Plan 2020-25

623.21 KB

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Audit and Risk Committee - Terms of Reference (Dec 2019)

131.49 KB

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Advice to Scottish Government on Regional Land Use Partnerships

286.59 KB

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Annual Report & Accounts 2019-2020 - Gaelic

2.06 MB

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Annual Report & Accounts 2019-2020 - English

2.83 MB

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Plana Ro-Innleachdail 2020-23 GAIDHLIG

2.95 MB

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Strategic Environmental Assessment Pre-screening Strategic Plan 2020-23

144.81 KB

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Island Communities Impact Assessment Strategic Plan 2020-23

160.53 KB

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Equality Impact Assessment Strategic Plan 2020-23

123.97 KB

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Strategic Plan 2020-23

3.59 MB

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2017-20 Our Progress so far

2.50 MB

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Annual Business Plan 2020

301.38 KB

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Annual Review 2019-20

460.22 KB

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Scottish Land Commission Framework Agreement

147.84 KB

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Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021

1.44 MB

  • Corporate

Annual Business Plan 2018

255.34 KB

  • Corporate

Programme of Work

1.29 MB

  • Corporate

Annual Business Plan 2019

335.28 KB

  • Ownership
  • Corporate

Understanding Land and Inequality

192.45 KB

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Annual Review 2017-18

778.40 KB

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Annual Report & Accounts 2017-18 - English

1.84 MB

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Annual Report & Accounts 2017-18 - Gaelic

1.82 MB

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Annual Report & Accounts 2018-19 - Gaelic

1.68 MB

  • Corporate

Annual Review 2018-19

332.88 KB

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Annual Report and Accounts 2018-2019 - English

1.93 MB