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Buccleuch Estates

Andrew Thin, Chair of the Scottish Land Commission welcomes the announcement by Buccleuch Estates of the sale of a portfolio of land on the Borders Estate and its stated commitment…

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Not so pretty vacant. Scottish Land Commission and SEPA target new uses for derelict and vacant land

Two of Scotland’s leading land and environment bodies have set their sights on finding ways to bring thousands of acres of derelict and vacant land back into productive use. The…

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Tenant Farming Commissioner publishes updated guidance on rent reviews

Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner (TFC), Bob McIntosh, has today published updated guidance on negotiating and conducting rent reviews. This updated guidance builds on the 2015 guide published jointly with NFUS,…

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Less than two years left under amnesty for agricultural tenants

Tenant farmers across Scotland have less than two years left to consider if they have improvements to notify their landlord about, under the waygo amnesty. The amnesty, introduced by the…

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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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