In our final blog of 2020, our Chair Andrew Thin looks back over the year and at what is ahead in 2021.
In his latest blog, the Tenant Farming Commissioner explores a step-by-step approach to conducting rent reviews in his latest Code of Practice.
Land Commissioner Sally Reynolds reflects on the first year of our Good Practice Programme and introduces the latest Land Rights and Responsibilities Protocol on Common Good Land.
In this blog, Karlene Doherty – Vacant and Derelict Land Project Manager at the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) – looks at the opportunities for community-led regeneration of abandoned sites and the partnership between DTAS and the Scottish Land Commission.
Senior Policy Officer David Stewart explains the importance of today's report on housing land allocation, assembly and delivery in Europe and shares how the findings can contribute to thinking on land reform and the creation of better places.
The Tenant Farming Commissioner explores the benefits of mediation between tenants and landlords and provides details of an upcoming online webinar exploring this.
In this guest blog, Dr Gareth James explores the findings from the report "Delivering more homes and better places: Lessons from policy and practice in Scotland," published today.
In his latest blog, Tenant Farming Commissioner Bob McIntosh looks at how tenants and landlords can reach agreement about planting trees due to the upsurge in interest in afforesting land.
In this blog, Scottish Land Commission Chair, Andrew Thin, looks at how we can rethink the way we own, manage and use land to support a fair and green recovery.
Head of Land Rights and Responsibilities Emma Cooper looks at how we can use the Land Rights & Responsibilities Statement – and our protocols – to realise economic, social and cultural rights in practice.
Cath Denholm explores the concept of who nature and heritage belong to in defining a post-Covid recovery.
The Tenant Farming Commissioner explores the role of our Land Rights & Responsibilities Protocols for land owners, managers and users in the agricultural sector in his latest blog.
Land Commissioner Megan MacInnes explores the relationship between land reform and the delivery of our broader human rights, health and place-based ambitions.
Tenant Farming Commissioner Bob McIntosh reflects on the number of tenancy queries he receives.
Louisa Macdonell explores the power of communities in leading local regeneration.
Julie McLachlan of North Ayrshire Council discusses their Community Wealth Building strategy.
Jane Davidson looks at how we can rethink land use to look after the interests of future generations
Hamish Trench and Dr Katherine Trebeck explore the connection between land and an economic system that delivers human and environmental wellbeing.
Deryck Irving looks at where immediate action is possible to address the issue of vacant and derelict land.
Andrew Purves looks at the potential role of land rents in responding to the property implications of the Covid-19 crisis.
As we publish the next report in our Review of Land for Housing and Development, Scottish Land Commission Senior Policy Officer David Stewart discusses how the houses that rural Scotland needs can be delivered.
Change requires us to reinvent our economic model to prioritise wellbeing, changing how we think about land could help us to do this.
The Tenant Farming Commissioner looks at landlords and tenants working together to achieve a settlement that is fair to both parties.
In this blog, Land Commissioner Sally Reynolds looks at the two new Land Rights and Responsibilities Protocols that set out practical expectations for private trusts and charities owning land in Scotland.
Land underpins our economy and now, more than ever, we need to make the most of our land
As part of our Review of Land for Housing and Development, Policy Officer Kathie Pollard and planning consultant Nick Wright look at the benefits of involving communities earlier in decision-making on planning.
Concerns that Scotland’s housing land market and approach to development does not meet our needs have been amplified by the public health and economic crisis we are facing.
Shona Glenn, Head of Policy and Research, looks at the role of planning and the National Planning Framework (NFP 4) in delivering the high quality places that are fundamental to our wellbeing based on our submission to the Scottish Government’s ‘call for ideas’.
The Scottish Land Commission is currently preparing advice for Ministers on how best to establish new Regional Land Use Partnerships to drive climate action
The Tenant Farming Commissioner discusses the results of the Agricultural Land Occupation Survey, which provides an annual a snapshot of what is happening in the let land market.
With the Community Right to Buy for Sustainable Development coming in to place this weekend, Land Commissioner Megan MacInnes looks at what it means for communities and for land reform.
Policy Officer James MacKessack-Leitch looks at what Scotland can learn from international approaches to land ownership, use, and management.
Land Commissioner Sally Reynolds looks at improving the transparency and availability of information on the ownership, management and use of land.
Scottish tenant farmers, who are planning to diversify into areas such as tourism or renewable energy, can now get advice on their rights from a new guide that we published this month.
Policy Officer James MacKessack-Leitch shares how farm incubators could innovate Scottish agriculture.
This year is the Year of Mediation so it seems apt that we’re nearing the end of our review of the pilot mediation service – and considering where we might take it next.
A guest blog from Nick Wright of Nick Wright Planning, introduced by Policy Officer Kathie Pollard.
The Scottish Land Matching Service is now up and running - here's how to access it.
What we can learn from the results of our recent surveys on community engagement.