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Scottish Land Commission – Conference

Workshop notes from our conference on Thursday 28 Sept in Dunfermline are now available here.

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Tenant Farming Commissioner invites landlords & tenants to take part in survey of views on agents’ conduct

Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, is encouraging landlords and tenants to take part in a survey of views and experiences of the conduct of agents engaged to act on their behalf in matters relating to agricultural holdings. The survey is part of the review of agents which the Tenant…

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Meet & Greet – Glasgow

NEW DATE ADDED: Tuesday 28 November 2017 from 6pm City Halls, Glasgow 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…

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Scottish Land Commission publishes first Strategic Plan

The newly formed Scottish Land Commission has published its first three year Strategic Plan. The Land Commission published its first Strategic Plan at its conference held today, Thursday 28 September 2017, in Dunfermline. The Strategic Plan ‘Making More of Scotland’s Land’ sets out the priorities for the Land Commission focusing…

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New Tenant Farming Advisory Forum meet for first time

The first meeting of the new Tenant Farming Advisory Forum took place today, Tuesday 19 September 2017. The Forum has been established by Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner (TFC), Bob McIntosh, to discuss issues affecting the tenant farming sector. It will be the role of the forum to advise on the…

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Tenant Farming Commissioner issues Limited Partnerships Code of Practice

Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, has issued a Code of Practice to be followed by landowners, tenant farmers and land agents. The Code of Practice for Planning the Future of Limited Partnerships is the second to be published by the Commissioner under the authority of the Land Reform (Scotland)…

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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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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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