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News: Clarity about land ownership benefits everyone

Owners and managers are being encouraged to provide simple details that will greatly improve people’s understanding of who owns land in Scotland and what it is used for, under the Scottish Land Commission’s latest protocol.

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Blog: Clarity about land ownership benefits everyone

Land Commissioner Sally Reynolds looks at improving the transparency and availability of information on the ownership, management and use of land.

TFC Coronavirus (COVID-19) On-Site Meetings

The Tenant Farming Commissioner (TFC), in association with industry bodies NFUS and SLE, today issued advice about the implications of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation for on-farm meetings.

COVID-19 Business Update
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TFC Blog: New advice on diversification for tenant farmers in Scotland

Scottish tenant farmers, who are planning to diversify into areas such as tourism or renewable energy, can now get advice on their rights from a new guide that we published this month.

New advice on diversification for tenant farmers in Scotland

Scottish tenant farmers who are planning to diversify into areas such as tourism or renewable energy can now get advice on their rights from a new guide.

Call for new voices to have their say on land reform

The Scottish Land Commission is seeking input from new voices and those of the tech savvy, environmentally aware and entrepreneurially minded Generation Z to help shape its strategy for the way land is owned and used in Scotland.

Forestry student wins national land reform award

The Scottish Land Commission has awarded an Inverness-based student a £1,000 grant to compare Scotland’s approach to community-owned woodlands with municipally owned examples found in other European countries.

All parties need to act quickly for Amnesty on Tenant’s Improvements

Tenant farmers, landlords and land agents must act now to make the most of the waygo amnesty.

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Farm Business Incubators

Policy Officer James MacKessack-Leitch shares how farm incubators could innovate Scottish agriculture.

Farm business incubators could help bring new entrants into agriculture in Scotland

Farm business incubators could help bring new entrants into agriculture in Scotland, according to a new report, published today.

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TFC Blog: Mediation in the Tenant Farming Sector

This year is the Year of Mediation so it seems apt that we’re nearing the end of our review of the pilot mediation service – and considering where we might take it next.

Project manager joins Land Commission to drive forward Regional Land Use Partnerships

A highly experienced land manager joins the Commission this month to work on proposals for Regional Land Use Partnerships across Scotland.

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The Value of Early Engagement

A guest blog from Nick Wright of Nick Wright Planning, introduced by Policy Officer Kathie Pollard.

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Scottish Land Matching Service - Up and running

The Scottish Land Matching Service is now up and running - here's how to access it.

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Community Engagement - What we can learn

What we can learn from the results of our recent surveys on community engagement.

Community Engagement Baseline Survey Report 2019 Results Announced

Knowledge about land ownership and plans for land use differ between rural and urban communities, the Scottish Land Commission has discovered through a survey.