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Guidance on Engaging Communities in Decisions Relating to Land

Part 4 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 required the Scottish Ministers to prepare and issue guidance about “engaging communities in decisions relating to land which may affect communities”....

Trade tariffs a double-edged sword for farmers, says MSP | Grierson Dunlop in The Press and Journal

This article originally appeared in The Press and Journal on Saturday 26th November 2016. The implications of land reform and Brexit on Scottish agriculture were highlighted at a specialist farming...

Land Reform Update - April 2016

Background On 16th March 2016, the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill was passed, as expected, by the Scottish Parliament. The Bill was passed on a day that saw many long serving...

Sustainable Development – What does it actually mean?

Land Reform legislation contains many and various references to the concept of sustainable development. If private owners of land are to be deprived of their property rights, then there must...

Consultation on the Law of Succession

On 29th June 2015, the Scottish Government issued a consultation paper on the Law of Succession (www.gov.scot/Resource/0048/00480484.pdf). The consultation is open for written responses until Friday 18th September 2015. The...

The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill and Agricultural Tenancies

The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill ("the Bill") was introduced on 22nd June 2015 and includes significant proposed changes in the law relating to agricultural tenancies. The Bill, in part, adopts...

The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill 2015

Background The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 22nd June 2015. The Bill is the flagship piece of legislation in the Scottish Government's multifarious Land...