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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…

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New staff join growing Scottish Land Commission

Three new members of staff have joined the newly formed Scottish Land Commission.   Joining the growing organisation, which was officially established on the 1 April 2017, are Sarah Allen as Head of Policy & Research – Tenant Farming, Shona Glenn as Head of Policy & Research – Land and…

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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…

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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…

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Tenant Farming Commissioner issues first Code of Practice

Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, has issued the first Code of Practice to be followed by landowners, tenant farmers and land agents.   The Code of Practice for the Amnesty on Tenants’ Improvements is the first to be published by the Commissioner under the authority of the Land Reform…

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More dates added to Land Commission’s series of events

The Scottish Land Commission has added more dates to its series of Meet & Greet events which are taking place across Scotland over the coming months. Due to the success of the first Meet & Greet events held in April and May the Commission has announced the addition of three…

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Scottish Land Commission appoint Hamish Trench as Chief Executive

The newly formed Scottish Land Commission has announced the appointment of Hamish Trench as their permanent Chief Executive. Hamish will join the Scottish Land Commission from the Cairngorms National Park Authority. He will be responsible for the strategic leadership and operational management of the organisation and supporting Commissioners in fulfilling…

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Scottish Land Commission invites Aberdeenshire residents to community event

The newly formed Scottish Land Commission has announced a series of community ‘Meet and Greet’ events and the next one is taking place in Inverurie.   The Scottish Land Commission, which was officially established on the 1 April 2017, is holding an informal meet and greet event to give people…

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Tenant Farming Commissioner calls on tenants and landlords to consider Brexit in rent reviews

Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, is calling on landlords and tenants of agricultural holdings to carefully consider the impact of Brexit where a rent review is due.   Bob McIntosh said: ‘’Consideration of the prevailing economic conditions in the agriculture sector is an important component of rent review discussions.…

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Scottish Land Commission launches monthly community events

The newly formed Scottish Land Commission has announced a series of community ‘Meet and Greet’ events taking place across Scotland. The Scottish Land Commission, which was officially established on the 1 April 2017, is holding a series of monthly meet and greet events to give people across the country the…

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Recommendations published by Land Commission

The Scottish Land Commission today published its recommendations to the Scottish Government on the draft Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement and the Future of the Planning System Consultation. In exercising their functions the Land Commissioners must have regard to the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement prepared under part 1 of…

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Land reform body is now operational

Today marks a significant milestone in land reform in Scotland with the establishment of the Scottish Land Commission. This exciting new organisation was created under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 and will help to take forward the Scottish Government’s priorities for land reform. The Commission comprises six Commissioners, including…

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