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New investment in Scotland’s land can benefit nature and nation

Ever-increasing interest in Scotland’s land is opening up the prospects of a win-win that benefits the nation and nature like never before, a major conference will hear today.

New group to look at land and human rights

A new expert advisory forum on land and human rights meets today for the first time to discuss the relationship between property rights and wider economic, social, and cultural rights.

Scottish Land Commission invites Orkney residents to online public meeting

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

Scotland’s natural capital opportunity must work in the public interest

Scotland has a big opportunity in using its land to drive a just transition to a net zero economy. New value and investment associated with carbon and natural capital can bring significant benefits if harnessed well.

Bookings Now Open for Flagship Land Reform Event

With just four weeks to go until the Scottish Land Commission conference, Land Connection 2021, gets under way, attendees are being encouraged to book their place at the free, online event.

Chair of Land Commission urges caution in selling carbon rights

In a statement released today the chair of Scotland’s land reform body, the Scottish Land Commission, has urged landowners and land managers to act with caution when considering selling carbon rights.

Housing land market needs overhaul to get economy moving

Significant reform is needed to the way land is brought forward for housing and development if Scotland is to build the houses it needs, the Scottish Land Commission said this week.

New guidance clarifies information requirements for relinquishing farming tenancies

New guidance published today by the Tenant Farming Commissioner clarifies the information that is needed when a tenant is applying to relinquish their tenancy.

Opportunity – Event and Communications Support for Land Connection 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a contractor to support the Scottish Land Commission in delivering our leading event this year.

Myland.scot to engage public on how land has an effect on everyday life in Scotland

Launch of the Scottish Land Commission's new content hub, MyLand.Scot, to inspire people to think about land differently

Architecture student wins SLC national award

An architecture student at Edinburgh University has won the Scottish Land Commission’s national student award for 2021.

Scottish Land Commission invites Glasgow residents to online public meeting

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

New guide for tenant farmers and landlords

The Tenant Farming Commissioner has issued a new guide covering general statutory compliance on agricultural holdings.

Rent review survey is important for the sector, says Tenant Farming Commissioner

The Tenant Farming Commissioner has urged as many tenant farmers as possible to complete a government survey on rent reviews.

Taskforce recommendations are driving action

The opening of a new £50m Scottish Government fund to transform vacant and derelict land across Scotland signals commitment to tackling the legacy blighting communities.

Scottish Land Commission invites Fife residents to online public meeting

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

National Student Award 2021 opens for entries

The Scottish Land Commission’s National Student Award 2021 has opened for entries.

New legislation to relinquish and assign farming tenancies

New legislation for secure farming tenants comes into force at the end of February. It applies to tenants who want to relinquish a tenancy or assign it to a new entrant or progressing farmer.

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.

Amnesty – Procedural Update from the Tenant Farming Commissioner

The Tenant Farming Commissioner provides further advice to tenant farmers completing the amnesty on improvements.

Legislative proposals to address impact of Scotland’s concentration of land ownership

A discussion paper published today proposes three new legislative measures to modernise land ownership in Scotland.

Easier access to mediation for farming disputes thanks to new scheme

A new scheme to promote mediation as an alternative to litigation, to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants in the agricultural sector, is launched today.

TFC Issues Guidance on Dealing with Ongoing Amnesty Discussions

The Tenant Farming Commissioner (TFC) has published guidance today on dealing with any amnesties on tenant’s improvements that are continuing after the deadline of 13 December 2020.

Advice from the TFC on Completing Amnesty Agreements

For those amnesty agreements that were not finalised by 12 December 2020 and for which formal amnesty notices were issued on behalf of tenants, finalising agreements despite Covid restrictions should still be possible with a bit of imagination on both sides.