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Scotland’s Land and Natural Capital – Are there still big questions to answer?

In our latest blog, Policy and Practice Lead James MacKessack-Leitch looks at the issues, and questions, raised in two new 'Land Lines' discussion papers focusing on natural capital.

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Who Owns Natural Capital?

In our latest blog, Dr Jill Robbie – Senior Lecturer in Private Law, University of Glasgow – reflects on the most recent discussion of Land and Human Rights Forum (LAHRAF), exploring the concept of ownership as it relates to natural capital.

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Tenant farmers encouraged to notify the TFC of alleged code breaches

In his latest blog, the Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, looks at alleged breaches of the TFC Codes of Practice and encourages people to notify him when these occur.

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Piloting Land Rights and Responsibilities Assessment: NFUS members' experience – LRRS and the Farming Community

In this blog, Gemma Cooper, Head of Policy at NFUS, explores the experiences from the cohort of its members who took part in the Land Rights and Responsibilities Self-Assessment Pilot Programme 2020-2021.

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Piloting Land Rights and Responsibilities Assessment: SLE Members’ Experience

In this blog, Sarah Madden, Policy Adviser (Rural Communities) with Scottish Land & Estates, explores the experiences from the cohort of its members who took part in the Land Rights and Responsibilities Self-Assessment Pilot Programme 2020-2021.

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Piloting Land Rights and Responsibilities Assessment: Community Landowners’ Experience

In this blog, Calum MacLeod, Policy Director of Community Land Scotland, explores the experiences from the cohort of CLS land owners who took part in the Land Rights and Responsibilities Self-Assessment Pilot Programme 2020-2021.

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Embedding land rights and responsibilities – a review of the LRRS

In our latest blog, Head of Land Rights and Responsibilities Emma Cooper looks at the progress made with the Scottish Government’s Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement over the last five years and where more can be done to embed it in the way Scotland’s land is owned and used.

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Self-Assessment can help identify new opportunities for land use and management

In this blog, Head of Land Rights and Responsibilities Emma Cooper looks at the Commission’s Land Rights and Responsibilities Self-Assessment programme and what we have learnt from the process.

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Can an agricultural tenancy exist without a written lease?

In his latest blog, Tenant Farming Commissioner Bob McIntosh looks at whether an agricultural tenancy can exist without a written lease.

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Embedding land rights and responsibilities in natural capital investment and delivery

In this blog, Head of Land Rights and Responsibilities, Emma Cooper, explores the how Scotland’s land rights and responsibilities framework can help deliver a values-led, high-integrity market for responsible investment in natural capital and land.

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What does land mean to me?

In our latest blog, Commissioner Sally Reynolds, a native Gaelic speaker from the Isle of Lewis, shares what land means to her as we publish our first Gaelic Language Plan.

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Natural Capital and Land

In this blog, Scottish Land Commission Chair, Andrew Thin, looks at the impact of natural capital on Scotland’s land market and how they can be shaped for short term and long term benefit.

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Guidance on Carbon Credits – What You Need to Know

The Tenant Farming Commissioner's guidance on carbon credits related to agricultural holdings legislation is out today, and he explores it in his latest blog.

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Balancing land and human rights – towards a new Land Reform Bill

Policy and Practice Lead James MacKessack-Leitch reflects on deliberations from the Land and Human Rights Advisory Forum and the Land Lines: Balancing Rights and Interests in Scottish Land Reform paper published today.

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Not So Pretty Vacant: Transforming vacant and derelict land in Land Reuse Month – March 2022

In a guest blog for LGiU Scotland, Kathie Pollard, Policy and Practice Lead, explores the opportunities for local authorities in Land Reuse Month 2022 from 3-24 March.

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Tenant Farming in the Future – A look at the year ahead

In his latest blog, Bob McIntosh, the Tenant Farming Commissioner, looks at the challenges and opportunities for tenant farming throughout the year ahead.

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Taxing land, better: New report and recommendations on tax on land and property

Policy and Practice Lead Kathie Pollard explores our advice to Scottish Ministers on land reform and taxation in our latest blog.

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2022 has landed – a look ahead at the coming year

Chief Executive Hamish Trench looks ahead to the Commission’s focus in 2022.

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Reflecting on Scottish tenant farming developments in 2021

Bob McIntosh, the Tenant Farming Commissioner, looks back at the year of Scottish tenant farming developments in 2021 in his latest blog.