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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”....

The Scottish Land Commission

The Scottish Land Commission will become fully operational from 1st April 2017. In October 2016, the Scottish Government announced that the Scottish Land Commission will be based in Inverness, with...

Land Reform: Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 obliges the Scottish Ministers to prepare, consult upon and then publish a “Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement”. The Statement is intended as a set...

Implementation of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016

Following the passage of the most recent Land Reform (Scotland) Act through Parliament in 2016, the subordinate legislation required to bring the provisions of the Act into force has now...

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...

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...

Charity concerns remain over Land Reform Bill 2015

A legal duty which would have forced every charity in Scotland to engage with the community each time they wanted to sell land has been dropped from the Land Reform...

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...

Community Empowerment Bill

The Scottish Government introduced its long awaited Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill on 11th June 2014. The Bill can be found here >>. The Bill, as introduced, is wide ranging in...

The Land of Scotland

17th June 2014 An End to Scottish Property Law As We Know It? The LRRG published its full report on 23rd May 2014. In its conclusion the authors of the...