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Agriculture Bill Consultation – Your chance to have your say

In our latest blog, Dr Bob McIntosh discusses the new Agricultural Bill consultation and its importance to the tenant farming sector.

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The Land-Food-Rights Nexus

In our latest blog, Dr Kirsteen Shields reflects on the most recent discussion of the Land and Human Rights Forum (LAHRAF), exploring food systems' concerns related to land and their impact in the context of human rights.

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Land Reform Bill – Opportunity for joined-up thinking

In our latest blog, Chief Executive Hamish Trench talks about the recent Scottish Government consultation on the Land Reform Bill and the Scottish Land Commission’s response to the consultation, published today.

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Engagement will be key in delivering fair land use

In our latest blog series, the Scottish Land Commissioners encourage people across Scotland to respond to Scottish Government's proposals for a new Land Reform Bill. The sixth and final blog in the series is from the Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh.

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Consultation is opportunity to share views and shape land reform in the public interest

In our latest blog series, the Scottish Land Commissioners encourage people across Scotland to respond to Scottish Government's proposals for a new Land Reform Bill. The fifth blog in the series is from Land Commissioner Lorne MacLeod.

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New proposals for tenant farming

In his latest blog, the Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, looks at new proposals for tenant farming included included in two Scottish Government bills currently out for consultation.

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Community engagement surveys – Meaningful engagement starts with you

In our latest blog, our Land Rights and Responsibilities Manager, Gemma Campbell, shares why involving communities in the land use decision-making around them is so important, and what you can do to have your say in our latest surveys.

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Transparency in ownership will be vital in shaping fair land use

In our latest blog series, the Scottish Land Commissioners encourage people across Scotland to respond to Scottish Government's proposals for a new Land Reform Bill. The fourth blog in the series is from Land Commissioner Prof David Adams.

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Fairer balance of rights required in Scotland’s land

In our latest blog series, the Scottish Land Commissioners encourage people across Scotland to respond to Scottish Government's proposals for a new Land Reform Bill. The third blog in the series is from Land Commissioner Megan MacInnes.

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Opportunities for Land Reform – Making your voice heard

Policy and Practice Lead James MacKessack-Leitch reflects on our work informing the Scottish Government's proposals for the new Land Reform Bill – and some of the less obvious opportunities for land reform up for consideration – in our latest blog.

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Shaping land reform – your chance to make an impact

In our latest blog series, the Scottish Land Commissioners encourage people across Scotland to respond to Scottish Government's proposals for a new Land Reform Bill. The second blog in the series is from Land Commissioner Sally Reynolds.

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People in Scotland can have their say on land

In a new blog series, the Scottish Land Commissioners encourage people across Scotland to respond to Scottish Government's proposals for a new Land Reform Bill. The first blog in the series is from our Chair, Andrew Thin.

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Scotland's Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement - updated for our changing times

In our latest blog, our Head of Land Rights and Responsibilities, Emma Cooper, explores the updated version of Scotland's Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement, which was laid in Scottish Parliament this afternoon.

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A chance to have your say on land reform

In a guest blog for NFU Scotland, our Good Practice Adviser, Karen Grant, urges Scotland’s farmers and crofters to respond to the Scottish Government's public consultation on proposals for the Land Reform Bill by 30 October to ensure land reform works for the farming community.

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Mediation option can be best for solving disputes

In his latest blog, Tenant Farming Commissioner Bob McIntosh explores the benefits of mediation, and why it's particularly suited to settling disagreements between landlords and tenants.

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Context is key in land reform

In our latest blog, John A. Lovett – De Van. D. Daggett, Jr. Distinguished Professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law – reflects on the most recent discussion of the Land and Human Rights Forum, exploring some of the ideas contained in Scottish Government's proposals for a Land Reform Bill.

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What future for agricultural tenancies?

In his latest blog, the Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, looks at the future trends for agricultural tenancies in Scotland.

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Net zero housing targets and the impact on tenancies

In his latest blog, the Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, looks at net zero housing targets and the impact that these could have on tenancies.

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Shifting demands on land mean the only certainty is change – Let’s make sure it’s the change we want

In our latest blog, Good Practice Adviser Karen Grant reflects on the importance of genuine engagement with stakeholders and communities in decisions that affect our natural capital.

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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.