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  • Corporate

Annual Review 2020-21

3.02 MB

  • Tenant Farming

TFC Guide to General Statutory Compliance on Agricultural Holdings

705.98 KB

  • Corporate

Annual Business Plan 2021

461.67 KB

  • Corporate

Climate Change Action Plan 2020-25

623.21 KB

  • Housing & Development

Vacant and Derelict Land Recommendations - Ministerial Response

167.44 KB

  • Ownership

Municipal Forests vs Community Woodlands – Three case studies in Le Mans (France) and Inverness (Scotland)

1.61 MB

  • Tenant Farming

TFC Form 2 - Relinquishment Acceptance

62.92 KB

  • Tenant Farming

TFC Form 1 - Intention to Relinquish

110.96 KB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to - Relinquishment and Assignation

TFC Guide to Relinquishment and Assignation

745.91 KB

  • Tenant Farming

TFC Panel of Valuers

110.34 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Amnesty – Template Note of Agreement between the parties as approved by an Arbitrator

95.00 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Amnesty – Template for application to the Land Court

109.43 KB

  • Ownership

Summary - Legislative proposals to address the impact of Scotland's concentration of land ownership

233.70 KB

  • Ownership

Legislative proposals to address the impact of Scotland’s concentration of land ownership - A discussion paper

563.13 KB

  • Tenant Farming

TFC Final Amnesty Agreement Guidance

105.49 KB

  • Corporate

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

131.49 KB

  • Tax & Fiscal

Land and property taxation in Scotland: Initial scoping of options for reform

1.18 MB

  • Good Practice
  • Ownership

A Protocol - Common Good Land

223.03 KB

  • Tenant Farming

National Access Forum (NAF) Scotland - Guidance Note on the Use of Mediation for Access

Guidance Note on the potential use of professional mediation as a tool to help local authorities and National Park Authorities, Local Access Forums (LAFs), land owners/managers and access takers.

803.22 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Code of Practice - Conducting Rent Reviews

853.98 KB

  • Housing & Development

Housing Land Allocation, Assembly and Delivery: Lessons from Europe

2.17 MB

  • Tenant Farming

Model Amnesty Notice (Section 114 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016

69.98 KB

  • Corporate

Advice to Scottish Government on Regional Land Use Partnerships

286.59 KB

  • Good Practice

Information Map - Info for Land Owners

325.31 KB

  • Good Practice

Information Map - Info for Communities

336.79 KB

  • Housing & Development

CaCHE Report - Table 1

129.28 KB

  • Housing & Development

CaCHE Report - Delivering More Homes and Better Places: Lessons from policy and practice in Scotland

3.68 MB

  • Housing & Development

* Vacant and Derelict Land Community Impact Tool

A survey tool to measure the impact of vacant and derelict land on the community

512.34 KB

  • Housing & Development

* Overview of the Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce Recommendations

An overview of the vacant and derelict land taskforce recommendations

489.74 KB

  • Corporate

Annual Report & Accounts 2019-2020 - Gaelic

2.06 MB

  • Corporate

Annual Report & Accounts 2019-2020 - English

2.83 MB

  • Housing & Development

* Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce Recommendations

Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce Recommendations

1.59 MB

  • Corporate

Plana Ro-Innleachdail 2020-23 GAIDHLIG

2.95 MB

  • Corporate

Strategic Environmental Assessment Pre-screening Strategic Plan 2020-23

144.81 KB

  • Corporate

Island Communities Impact Assessment Strategic Plan 2020-23

160.53 KB

  • Corporate

Equality Impact Assessment Strategic Plan 2020-23

123.97 KB

  • Corporate

Strategic Plan 2020-23

Scottish Land Commission Strategic Plan 2020-23

3.59 MB

  • Corporate

2017-20 Our Progress so far

2.50 MB

  • Good Practice

Good Stewardship of Land - Supporting Information

227.38 KB

  • Good Practice

A Protocol - Good Stewardship of Land

LRRS Protocol on Good Stewardship of Land

209.09 KB

  • Corporate

Annual Business Plan 2020

Annual Business Plan 2020-21

301.38 KB

  • Good Practice

A Protocol - Negotiating Transfer of Land to Communities

LRRS Protocol on Negotiating Transfer of Land to Communities

216.35 KB

  • Good Practice
  • Ownership

A Protocol - Diversification of Ownership and Tenure

LRRS Protocol on Diversification of Ownership and Tenure

470.81 KB

  • Good Practice

FAQs on Diversification of Ownership & Negotiating Transfer of Land to Communities Protocols

169.10 KB

  • Good Practice

ROUTE MAP FOR LANDOWNERS: Opportunities for more diverse ownership, management and use of land

313.00 KB

  • Good Practice

FAQs on Community Engagement in Land Use Decision-Making Protocol

170.64 KB

  • Housing & Development

* Transforming Vacant and Derelict Land in Scotland - Case Studies

Inspiring examples of how vacant and derelict land can be transformed and the benefits it can bring

955.67 KB

  • Housing & Development

Reusing Vacant and Derelict Land: Case Studies

Case studies demonstrating how vacant and derelict land can successfully be reused

3.25 MB

  • Housing & Development

* Guidance on Assessing the Full Economic Benefits of the Productive Reuse of Land

Framework for assessing the wider economic benefits of the reuse of land

686.29 KB

  • Housing & Development

The Case for Change: A New Approach to Assessing the Benefits of the Productive Reuse of Land

Scotland needs a new approach to assessing the benefits of the reuse of land

1.27 MB

  • Housing & Development

The Role of Land in Enabling New Housing Supply in Rural Scotland - Savills Toolkit

137.52 KB

  • Housing & Development

The Role of Land in Enabling New Housing Supply in Rural Scotland

8.95 MB

  • Good Practice

FAQs on Protocols on Landownership by Charities and Private Trusts

184.72 KB

  • Good Practice
  • Ownership

A Protocol - Land Ownership by Private Trusts

213.40 KB

  • Good Practice
  • Ownership

A Protocol - Land Ownership by Charities

1.52 MB

  • Good Practice

Community Engagement in Land-Use Decision Making Land Agent Training: Benefits of Community Engagement Table

183.40 KB

  • Good Practice

Community Engagement in Land-Use Decision Making Useful Resources

187.76 KB

  • Good Practice
  • Housing & Development

Support for Community Engagement

444.06 KB

  • Good Practice
  • Housing & Development

Opportunities for public involvement in the Scottish planning system

147.90 KB

  • Housing & Development

Land Focus: Land for Housing and Development

134.08 KB

  • Good Practice
  • Housing & Development

The Value of Early Engagement in Planning Report Summary

425.45 KB

  • Good Practice
  • Housing & Development

The Value of Early Engagement in Planning

2.34 MB

  • Housing & Development

Residential development land prices and house prices

2.56 MB

  • Housing & Development

An Investigation into Land Banking in Scotland

1.65 MB

  • Housing & Development

Scottish Land Commission's Response to NPF4 Call for Ideas

297.74 KB

  • Corporate

Annual Review 2019-20

460.22 KB

  • Ownership

Land Focus: International Experience of Community, Communal and Municipal Ownership

160.32 KB

  • Ownership

Review of International Experience of Community, Communal and Municipal Ownership of Land

1.19 MB

  • Good Practice

Templates for Transparency of Ownership

219.37 KB

  • Good Practice
  • Ownership

A Protocol - Transparency of Ownership and Decison-Making

619.10 KB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to - the Use of Tenanted Agricultural Holdings for non-Agricultural Purposes (Diversification)

TFC Diversification Guide

535.48 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Developing Business Incubators for Agriculture

Farm business incubators could help bring new entrants into agriculture in Scotland.

649.67 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Mock tenant farming mediation info & sign up sheet

Mock mediation information and sign up form

567.99 KB

  • Good Practice

Community Engagement Baseline Surveys Report 2019

303.34 KB

  • Corporate

Scottish Land Commission Framework Agreement

Framework Agreement

147.84 KB

  • Ownership

Centenary reflections on the significance and the enduring legacy of the Land Settlement (Scotland) Act 1919

Repeopling Emptied Places by Jim Hunter

2.01 MB

  • Corporate

Research Ethics Policy

64.65 KB

National Student Award Application Form

103.11 KB

  • Housing & Development

Land Lines - The housing land market in Scotland: A discussion paper

The housing land market in Scotland: A discussion paper

744.75 KB

  • Good Practice
  • Ownership

Land Focus: Land Ownership by Trusts

119.08 KB

  • Corporate

Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021 GAELIC

Scottish Land Commission Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021 GAELIC

1.41 MB

  • Corporate

Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021

Scottish Land Commission Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021

1.44 MB

  • Corporate

Annual Business Plan 2018

255.34 KB

  • Corporate

Programme of Work

Programme of Work - Updated June 2019

1.29 MB

  • Corporate

Annual Business Plan 2019

335.28 KB

  • Good Practice

A Route Map - Community Engagement in Decisions Relating to Land

294.63 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Review of Buccleuch Estate Agricultural Tenancy Negotiations

422.72 KB

  • Tenant Farming

A Review of the Conduct of Agents of Agricultural Landlords and Tenants - A report to Scottish Ministers

566.44 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Amnesty on Tenant's Improvements - Information and Case Studies

This leaflet provides information and case studies for tenant farmers on how the amnesty works and the procedures to be followed.

217.35 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Model Agreement for Amnesty of Tenant's Improvements

67.75 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Example Schedule of Improvements

90.61 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Model Forms for an Amnesty Agreement - Covering Note

142.37 KB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to – The Professional Conduct of Agents and How to make a Complaint

This guide outlines the standards expected of professional agents working for landlords and tenants of agricultural holdings. It provides information on how and where to complain about an agent who does not adhere to the relevant standards. For the purposes of this guide, agents comprise of surveyors, factors, land agents, solicitors and any other professional adviser acting for either party.

179.41 KB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to – Tree Planting on Tenanted Agricultural Holdings

This guide provides information for landlords and tenants who might be considering planting trees on tenanted agricultural holdings. It outlines tenants and landlords rights to planting trees and provides information on applying for permission to plant.

236.01 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Late Payment of Rent – Important Advice to Tenants

134.98 KB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to – Joint Ventures with New Entrants

Produced by the Scottish Land Commission, in conjunction with partner organisations: SAC, NFUS, James Hutton Institute

1.77 MB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to – The use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Scottish agricultural holdings sector

This guide outlines some of the ways in which the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) can we be used in order to resolve disputes without going to court. It provides information on which ADR process to choose and when to seek further assistance. Users of this guide are advised, however, to obtain independent legal advice relevant to their particular circumstances before acting upon any of the information contained in this guide.

197.13 KB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to – The Essential Features of the Modern Limited Duration Tenancy

This guide summarises the essential features of the legislation relating to Modern Limited Duration Tenancy’s (MLDT’s) and every care has been taken to ensure that it accurately reflects the main features of the current legislation. Users of the guide are advised, however, to obtain independent legal advice relevant to their particular circumstances before acting upon any of the information contained in this guide.

213.92 KB

A Guide to – The proposed legislation on relinquishment of 1991 act tenancies

This guide provides a summary of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 provisions relating to the relinquishment of 1991 Act tenancies.

174.92 KB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to – The 2016 Land Reform (Scotland) Act

This guide summarises the main features of the legislation and the implications for landlords and tenants of agricultural holdings.

133.33 KB

  • Housing & Development

Land Lines - Land Acquisition: Lessons for Scotland - A discussion paper

This, the sixth paper in the Land Lines series, Professor Tony Crook looks at examples of land acquisition in the Netherlands and Germany and the lessons that Scotland could learn.

274.34 KB

  • Ownership

Scale and Concentration: Research review - The effects associated with concentrated and large scale land ownership in Scotland

A review by SRUC of previous literature and a descriptive analysis of Scotland’s current pattern of landownership.

809.18 KB

  • Ownership

Scale and Concentration: Report to Ministers - Review of scale and concentration of land ownership

This report sets out the Commission’s conclusions and recommendations from our review into issues associated with scale and concentration of land ownership in Scotland.

293.78 KB

  • Ownership

Scale & Concentration: Investigation into the issues associated with scale and concentration of land ownership in Scotland

Evidence report following an investigation into the impacts of scale and concentration of land ownership in Scotland. The report follows a call for evidence by the Commission last year, for anyone with experience of living or working in parts of Scotland where most of the land is owned by a small number of people, to share their experiences.

747.92 KB

  • Ownership

Delivering Greater Benefits from Common Good Land and Buildings

Common Good assets in Scotland have the potential to deliver much greater public benefit than they do currently, according to this research report written for the Scottish Land Commission by researchers at the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES).

501.63 KB

  • Ownership

Land Focus: Common Good Land

Scotland’s Common Good Funds are worth hundreds of millions of pounds. The Scottish Government has asked the Land Commission to look at how greater benefit could be delivered for communities through the Common Good.

145.20 KB

  • Good Practice

SURF Report - Land and Communities: Beyond the Echo Chambers

This report is the result of a collaboration between Scotland’s Regeneration Forum (SURF) and the Scottish Land Commission (SLC) to consider the practical potential for realising the Scottish Government’s vision of a strong and dynamic relationship between Scotland’s land and its people. In particular, the Commission sought to engage SURF’s experience and networks to explore assets and challenges; and varied partner perspectives in the interlinked complexity of the urban context.

1.19 MB

  • Good Practice

Young Scot report - Young People and their Local Urban Areas

Young Scot and Scottish Land Commission established a partnership to explore how young people understand, perceive and have a connection with their local urban areas. This partnership used a co-design approach to explore insights from a broad range of young people about land and buildings in cities and towns.

1.98 MB

  • Housing & Development

Vacant and Derelict Land in Scotland: Assessing the Impact of Vacant and Derelict Land on Communities

This report explores the harmful effects of vacant and derelict land (VDL) on communities and proposes an analytical framework which could be used by local authorities to assess the harmful impact of VDL sites.

848.50 KB

  • Housing & Development

A Review of Funding Sources for the Re-use of Vacant and Derelict Land

1.08 MB

  • Housing & Development

Funding Sources for Bringing Vacant and Derelict Land Back in to Use

There is a wide variety of funding options available to communities and local authorities to help bring the land back into use and benefit those living around vacant and derelict sites. This table provides a brief description of different funding sources available, highlighting the main limitations of each and indicating what type of activity the funding is most suitable for.

1.37 MB

  • Ownership
  • Corporate

Understanding Land and Inequality

The role of land in contributing to sustainable and economic growth in Scotland

192.45 KB

  • Good Practice

Recommendations to Scottish Government on the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement

The Scottish Land Commission has reviewed the draft Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement with regard to the likely impact and effectiveness of the draft statement and offered recommendations to Scottish Ministers.

193.29 KB

  • Housing & Development

Recommendations to Scottish Government on the consultation of the Future of the Scottish Planning System

The Scottish Land Commission has reviewed the likely impact and effectiveness of proposals contained in the consultation in relation to what we understand to be their intended outcomes, and have offered recommendations to Scottish Ministers.

150.60 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Tenants' Improvements Amnesty - Supplementary Guidance

178.93 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Code of Practice - Amnesty of Tenants' Improvements

This code of practice has been issued by Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner (TFC) after consultation with, and with the support of, Scottish Land and Estates (SLE), the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association (STFA) and the National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS). It is issued under the authority of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.

549.98 KB

  • Good Practice

Recommendations to Scottish Government on the consultation on guidance for engaging communities in decisions relating to land

The Scottish Land Commission has reviewed the likely impact and effectiveness of the guidance on engaging communities in decisions relating to land as contained in the consultation in relation to what we understand to be its intended outcomes, and has offered recommendations to Scottish Ministers.

184.37 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Code of Practice - Planning the Future of Limited Partnerships

306.63 KB

  • Housing & Development

Land Lines - The delivery of public interest led development in Scotland: A discussion paper

This, the second paper in the Land Lines series, Steven Tolson and Archie Rintoul look at the approaches adopted to achieve public interest led development in Scotland.

276.46 KB

  • Ownership

Land Lines - Land: For the many, not the few? Limitations on the scale of land ownership

In this paper, the third in the Land Lines series, Peter Peacock looks at the scale of concentration of ownership of land in Scotland.

267.36 KB

  • Ownership

Research on interventions to manage land markets and limit the concentration of land ownership elsewhere in the world

This research report looks at international approaches to limiting scale and concentration of land ownership.

1.07 MB

  • Corporate

Annual Review 2017-18

A review of the activity and progress made by the Commission from 1 April 2017–31 March 2018.

778.40 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Code of Practice - The Maintenance of the Condition of Tenanted Agricultural Holdings

This code of practice is intended to help provide a route for landlords and tenants to come to agreement about where the responsibility lies in maintaining agricultural holdings in good condition in order for the holding to be efficiently farmed.

1.19 MB

  • Tenant Farming

Land Lines - Encouraging agricultural land lettings in Scotland for the 21st century

This, the fourth paper in the Land Lines series, looks at ways to encourage agricultural land letting in Scotland with a particular focus on potential changes to taxation.

247.67 KB

  • Ownership

Land Lines - Human rights and the work of the Scottish Land Commission

In this, the fifth paper in the Land Lines series, Dr Kirsteen Shields looks at the opportunities provided by land reform for further realisation of economic, social and cultural human rights.

223.88 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Increasing the Availability of Farmland for New Entrants to Agriculture in Scotland

The James Hutton Institute was commissioned to investigate new models and structures to increase the availability of land for new entrants; provide practical guidance on existing joint venture models; identify barriers to succession and retirement; and develop a baseline for measuring success.

1.10 MB

  • Housing & Development

An assessment of historic attempts to capture land value uplift in the UK

Heriot Watt University was commissioned to review the UK’s historic experience of land value capture and identify what lessons current policy makers could take from this experience.

837.90 KB

  • Housing & Development

Land Focus: Land Value Capture

This briefing paper looks at land value capture, what it is and the Land Commission’s work.

134.57 KB

  • Housing & Development

Compulsory Sales Orders - a proposal from the Scottish Land Commission

A new Compulsory Sales Order (CSO) power could tackle the blight of abandoned buildings and parcels of vacant and derelict land in town centres and communities across Scotland.

725.86 KB

  • Corporate

Annual Report & Accounts 2017-18 - English

1.84 MB

  • Corporate

Annual Report & Accounts 2017-18 - Gaelic

Aithisg Bhliadhnail agus Cunntasan 2017 gu 2018

1.82 MB

  • Ownership

Community Ownership and Community Right to Buy - Recommendations to Ministers

408.95 KB

  • Tax & Fiscal

Land Focus: Land Value Tax Briefing Paper

88.11 KB

  • Ownership

SRUC Report - Review of the effectiveness of current community ownership mechanisms

1.23 MB

  • Ownership

SRUC Report - Review of the effectiveness of current community ownership mechanisms - Appendices

334.96 KB

  • Tax & Fiscal

Land Value Tax Policy Options for Scotland

1.49 MB

  • Good Practice

A Protocol - Community Engagement in Decisions Relating to Land

253.52 KB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to – Transfer of Tenancies by Assignation and Succession

This guide outlines the ways in which an agricultural tenancy can be passed on to another person. It includes information on whether and how a tenancy might be assigned during a tenant’s lifetime; bequeathing a tenancy; and intestate transfer of a tenancy. Users of this guide are advised to obtain independent legal advice relevant to their particular circumstances before acting upon any of the information contained in this guide.

213.89 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Code of Practice - Agreeing and Managing Agricultural Leases

Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner (TFC), Bob McIntosh, has issued a Code of Practice for Agreeing and Managing Agricultural Leases which is to be followed by landowners, tenant farmers and land agents.

448.85 KB

  • Ownership

Scale and Concentration: Overview of the evidence report and recommendations

Short summary of the Investigation into the issues associated with Large Scale and Concentrated Land Ownership in Scotland and the Recommendations to Scottish Ministers.

37.90 KB

  • Housing & Development

Advice to Scottish Ministers on Options for Land Value Capture

217.28 KB

  • Housing & Development

Scottish Futures Trust - Enabling Infrastructure - Interim Report

844.49 KB

  • Corporate

Annual Report & Accounts 2018-19 - Gaelic

Aithisg Bhliadhnail agus Cunntasan 2018 gu 2019

1.68 MB

  • Ownership

Community funding models table

140.57 KB

  • Ownership

The range, nature and applicability of funding models to support community land ownership

696.02 KB

  • Ownership

Scale and Concentration: Response from Ministers

98.73 KB

  • Housing & Development

Vacant and Derelict Land Report - Ryden - Appendix 3

446.61 KB

  • Housing & Development

Vacant and Derelict Land Report - Ryden - Appendix 2 (part c)

1.20 MB

  • Housing & Development

Vacant and Derelict Land Report - Ryden - Appendix 2 (part b)

826.29 KB

  • Housing & Development

Vacant and Derelict Land Report - Ryden - Appendix 2 (part a)

916.24 KB

  • Housing & Development

Vacant and Derelict Land Report - Ryden - Appendix 1

27.72 KB

  • Housing & Development

Vacant and Derelict Land Report - Ryden

1.49 MB

  • Tenant Farming

Code of Practice - Sporting Rights

240.25 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Code of Practice - Late Payment of Rent

563.02 KB

  • Good Practice

Developing an Engagement Plan for Decisions Relating to Land - Practice Guide - Annex 2 - Engagement Planning Template

154.47 KB

  • Good Practice

Developing an Engagement Plan for Decisions Relating to Land - Practice Guide - Annex 1 - Engagement Planning Matrix

176.76 KB

  • Good Practice

Developing an Engagement Plan for Decisions Relating to Land - Practice Guide

521.02 KB

  • Corporate

Annual Review 2018-19

A review of the activity and progress made by the Commission from 1 April 2018–31 March 2019.

332.88 KB

  • Housing & Development

Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce Statement of Intent

2.03 MB

  • Corporate

Annual Report and Accounts 2018-2019 - English

1.93 MB