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Scottish Land Commission invites Peebles residents to community event

The Scottish Land Commission is continuing its calendar of public meetings with the next taking place in Peebles.

The Scottish Land Commission is holding an informal public meeting to give residents of Peebles the opportunity to find out more about how their community can benefit from land reform.

The event is being held at Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre on Tuesday 7 May at 6:30pm.

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 communities to discuss the work we are doing to deliver change so that the ownership and use of land realises Scotland’s potential. There are many benefits it can bring to you and your community including transforming vacant and derelict land, community ownership, community engagement in decisions relating to land and unlocking opportunities through modernising land ownership.

“We will also be discussing our recently published report; investigation into the issues associated with large scale and concentrated land ownership in Scotland. The report was published in March, alongside recommendations to Scottish Ministers to address the adverse effects identified, and to stimulate a more productive, diverse and dynamic pattern of rural land ownership.

“This is one of a number of public meetings taking place across Scotland throughout the year from Aberdeen to Kirkcaldy and Tomintoul to Perth and we hope to meet as many people as possible. I would encourage everyone to attend and make the most of the opportunity to discuss how we can make more of Scotland’s land for Scotland’s people.”

The event is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information visit, call 01463 423 300 or email