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Land Rights and Responsibilities Protocols

We are publishing a series of protocols around the Scottish Government's Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement.

Setting out practical advice on how landowners, land managers and communities can work together to make better – and fairer – decisions about land use, the protocols are intended to be used by everyone to improve the transparency, accountability and governance of our land.

The protocols are:


Further protocols are planned on topics including Common Good land.

Webinar Series: Putting into Practice Land Rights and Responsibilities

Our Good Practice Team has hosted a four-part webinar series looking at our new Land Rights and Responsibilities protocols, to introduce the key messages and practical expectations of each. These webinars were recorded and are available for you to view below:

We are always keen to hear about positive examples of good working relationships and welcome information about successful collaboration that can inform case studies to help others. Get in touch with our Good Practice Team to share your stories or to find out more on how you can improve your practices.