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Scottish Land Commission invites Borders residents to online public meeting

The Scottish Land Commission is continuing its calendar of online public meetings and the next will cover the Scottish Borders.

The Scottish Land Commission is holding an informal public meeting online to give residents of the Scottish Borders the opportunity to find out more about land reform and the role of land in creating a successful Scotland.

The event is being held online on Wednesday 17 February 2021 at 7:00 pm. 

Chair of the Scottish Land Commission, Andrew Thin, said:

“Land is at the heart of Scotland’s identity, economy and communities, so it matters that it is owned and used in a fair and productive way. We are keen to meet with people across the country to discuss the work we are doing to deliver change so that the ownership and use of land realises Scotland’s potential. 

“We are covering a variety of topics in our meetings – modernising land ownership, transforming vacant and derelict land, housing, putting into practice land rights and responsibilities, the work of the Tenant Farming Commissioner, and using the tax system to help achieve long term outcomes for land reform.

“Although we are unable to host events in person at present due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, we are keen to continue speaking with as many people as possible and using online meetings to make that happen.

“This is one of a number of online meetings that we have scheduled for the coming year, covering areas across the country from the Highlands to Argyll and Bute, Aberdeen to Fife, and we hope to meet virtually with as many people as possible. I would encourage everyone, from the comfort of their own home, to make the most of the opportunity to meet with us and discuss how we can make more of Scotland’s land for Scotland’s people.”

The event is free and all Border residents are welcome to attend.

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Eildon Hills in the Scottish Borders. iStock photo - Credit: SW_Photo