Watch a Mock Mediation in Action
If you are interested in seeing how a 'real' mediation works in action, we have filmed a mock mediation with the Agricultural Law Association and Scottish Mediation that covers a fictional dispute between a landlord and a tenant farmer using mediation to try to resolve a waygoing from an agricultural holding.
Designed for anyone interested in finding out how mediation works, what a mediation looks like, and how it can benefit them, watch the mock mediation to see participants role play a fictional scenario to show how the process of mediation works. The participants are not actors, but are experts in their fields:
- Christopher Nicholson (STFA Chairman) plays the role of tenant, supported by solicitor Hamish Lean and land agent Tom Oates
- David Johnstone (former SLE Chairman) acts as the landlord, supported by solicitor Heather Bruce and land agent Mark Fogden
- Pamela Lyall and Lindsay Burley act in their real-life role as mediators to work with the landlord and tenant to try and resolve the situation
- Robin Burley, real-life mediator at Eskhill and Co, hosts the mock mediation.
We have also produced a Lessons and Feedback document from the four pilot mediations supported by the Scottish Land Commission which provides information on the mediation process and includes feedback from some of the participants.
Watch our three mock mediation videos to see a 'live' mediation unfold:
An introduction from the ALA, the TFC, and the first part of the mock mediation.
Day one of the mock mediation - initial meetings between all parties
Day two of the mock mediation - featuring final negotiations and conclusion
Mock Mediation in the Tenant Farming Sector Documents
Cast of Characters
The 'Pitlochie Players' - a listing of the participants, their 'real world' job titles and the characters that they played during the mock mediation.