Author: Sara Smith

Scottish Land Commission conference

The Vision of Land Reform 2022 and beyond.

We will be looking at the long term vision for land reform in Scotland from 2022 and beyond. With a focus on creating a fair, inclusive and productive system of land rights and responsibilities where land is an enabler of prosperity for all in Scotland.

We will also be launching our first three year Strategic Plan.

Guest speaker – Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham

Guest speaker – Laurie Macfarlane, Economics Editor at openDemocracy and co-author of the critically acclaimed book Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing.

Guest speaker – Sarah Skerratt, Professor of Rural Society & Policy, Director of the Rural Policy Centre, SRUC

 

View the agenda here.

 

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE.

 

 

Meet & Greet – Ullapool

NEW DATE ADDED:

Thursday 19 October 2017 from 7pm

The Macphail Centre, Ullapool

This is your opportunity to find out more about the new Scottish Land Commission, who we are and what we do.

We would also like to hear from you and what you think the priorities for land reform should be.

This event is free and tea and coffee will be provided. For more information call 0300 244 4452 or email info@landcommission.gov.scot.

Review of agents begins

Tenant Farming Commissioner starts work on the review of the conduct of agents of landlords and tenants

 Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, has begun work on the review of agents. The review will look at the views and experiences of tenant farmers and landlords with regard to the conduct of professionals engaged by either party to act on their behalf in matters relating to agricultural holdings.

Under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016, the Tenant Farming Commissioner must complete the review and make recommendations to Ministers to improve the operation of agents of landlords and tenants by March 2018.

Bob McIntosh explains:

“This is our first substantial piece of research and it is important that a broad range of evidence is collected on the views and experiences of landlords and tenants regarding their satisfaction with the conduct of agents acting on their behalf.

“This research will help to get a true understanding of the current situation with regard to the operation of agents and the impact it has on relations in the sector. The findings from the completed report with be discussed with key representative bodies, who will be given the opportunity to make submissions to inform the review, before recommendations are made to Scottish Ministers.”

The Scottish Land Commission has issued a notice on Public Contracts Scotland asking for contractors to submit tenders to carry out this important piece of research. More information on the contract specifications can be found here: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk.

Meet & Greet – Dundee

NEW DATE ADDED

Thursday 9 November 2017 from 6pm

The Steeple, Nethergate, Dundee

 

This is your opportunity to find out more about the new Scottish Land Commission, who we are and what we do.

We would also like to hear from you and what you think the priorities for land reform should be.

 

This event is free and tea and coffee will be provided. For more information call 0300 244 4452 or email info@landcommission.gov.scot.

Scottish Land Commission Conference

The Vision of Land Reform 2022 and beyond.

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding our first conference looking at the long term vision for land reform in Scotland. We will also be launching our three year strategic plan.

Guest speaker – Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham

Guest speaker – Laurie Macfarlane, Economics Editor at openDemocracy and co-author of the critically acclaimed book Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing.

Guest speaker – Professor Sarah Skerratt, Director of Rural Policy Centre. Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)

 

Book your place here.

Conference date announced!

The Vision of Land Reform 2022 and beyond.

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding our first conference looking at the long term vision for land reform in Scotland.

The event will be attended by Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform who will be launching the Commission’s three year strategic plan.

Pop the date in your diary –

Thursday 28 September 2017, 9:30am – 4pm, Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline.

To register your interest email commsteam@landcommission.gov.scotand we will contact you with further information.

Tenant Farming Commissioner issues guidance on relinquishment of 1991 Act tenancies

 Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, has issued a short guide to the provisions in the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 for the relinquishment of 1991 Act tenancies.

The new arrangements for relinquishing tenancies were introduced by the 2016 Act with the aim of enabling tenants to realise the value in a secure tenancy when they relinquish it, in the hope that this would release more tenanting opportunities for new entrants to farming.

The guide describes the main features of the legislation, however landlords and tenants involved in relinquishment cases are advised to obtain appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances.

The guide can be found here.