Scottish Land Commission

Driving land reform

The Scottish Land Commission came into being on 1 April 2017. There are six Commissioners, including one Tenant Farming Commissioner, supported by a small team of administrative staff, based in Inverness.

We were established under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 and our purpose is to provide direction, leadership and strategic thought to land reform in Scotland. In doing so we will support and enable the realisation of the Scottish Government’s vision of a Scotland where the ownership, management and use of land and buildings contributes to the collective benefit of everybody.

In our first year of operation and beyond, we hope to meet as many interested organisations and individuals as possible. We will endeavour to:

  • work for all of Scotland’s people,
  • ensure that our decisions and recommendations are thoroughly evidence-based,
  • place a high value on innovation, and
  • be an open, transparent and outward facing organisation.

Did You Know?

Fact 3

Mountains and moorlands cover around 60% of Scotland’s total land area.

Fact 2

There are more than 30,000 freshwater lochs in Scotland.

Fact 1

Scotland has 10,250 miles (16,500km) of coastline along its mainland and islands.