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New legal power proposed in Scotland to tackle blight of vacant and derelict land

A new Compulsory Sales Order (CSO) power could tackle the blight of abandoned buildings and parcels of vacant and derelict land in town centres and communities across Scotland, according to…

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Tenant Farming Commissioner publishes Buccleuch Report

Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, has today issued his report into the handling by Buccleuch Estates of negotiations with agricultural tenants over their farm leases. The Tenant Farming Commissioner…

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Finding ways for old hands to bring new blood into farming

New guidance from the Scottish Land Commission on joint ventures with new entrants to the agricultural sector aims to demonstrate the many options that are available in Scotland to support…

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Concentration of land ownership in Scotland – call for evidence deadline

The deadline for submitting evidence on the impacts of concentration of land ownership in Scotland is fast approaching. Scotland’s land reform body, the Scottish Land Commission, has been running a…

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Report points way to using land value increases to deliver new housing and development

A report published today points the way towards effective approaches for Scotland to use publicly created increases in land value to help finance the infrastructure needed to deliver new housing…

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Scottish Land Commission publishes James Hutton Institute new entrants report

Land access is a critical barrier for new entrants to agriculture in Scotland according to research published today. The report, prepared for the Scottish Land Commission by The James Hutton…

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