Publications & Resources

We are regularly issuing tenders for research projects in line with our Programme of Work and they can be found on Public Contracts Scotland.

Publications

Funding Sources for Bringing Vacant and Derelict Land Back in to Use

There is a wide variety of funding options available to communities and local authorities to help bring the land back into use and benefit those living around vacant and derelict sites. This table provides a brief description of different funding sources available, highlighting the main limitations of each and indicating what type of activity the funding is most suitable for.

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A Review of Funding Sources for the Re-use of Vacant and Derelict Land

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Vacant and Derelict Land in Scotland: Assessing the Impact of Vacant and Derelict Land on Communities

This report explores the harmful effects of vacant and derelict land (VDL) on communities and proposes an analytical framework which could be used by local authorities to assess the harmful impact of VDL sites.

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Young Scot report – Young People and their Local Urban Areas

Young Scot and Scottish Land Commission established a partnership to explore how young people understand, perceive and have a connection with their local urban areas. This partnership used a co-design approach to explore insights from a broad range of young people about land and buildings in cities and towns.

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SURF Report – Land and Communities: Beyond the Echo Chambers

This report is the result of a collaboration between Scotland’s Regeneration Forum (SURF) and the Scottish Land Commission (SLC) to consider the practical potential for realising the Scottish Government’s vision of a strong and dynamic relationship between Scotland’s land and its people. In particular, the Commission sought to engage SURF’s experience and networks to explore assets and challenges; and varied partner perspectives in the interlinked complexity of the urban context.

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Land Focus: Common Good Land

Scotland’s Common Good Funds are worth hundreds of millions of pounds but for many people there are questions about how the Common Good is managed, whether it could be put to better use, and what its purpose is in the 21st century: the Scottish Government has asked the Land Commission to look at how greater benefit could be delivered for communities through the Common Good.

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Delivering Greater Benefit from Common Good Land and Buildings

Common Good assets in Scotland have the potential to deliver much greater public benefit than they do currently, according to this research report written for the Scottish Land Commission by researchers at the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES).

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Vacant & Derelict Land Report – Ryden

Report looking at the main characteristics of sites on Scotland’s vacant and derelict land register.

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Vacant & Derelict Land Report – Ryden – Appendix 1

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Vacant & Derelict Land Report – Ryden – Appendix 2 (part a)

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Vacant & Derelict Land Report – Ryden – Appendix 2 (part b)

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Vacant & Derelict Land Report – Ryden – Appendix 2 (part c)

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Vacant & Derelict Land Report – Ryden – Appendix 3

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Scale & Concentration: Response from Ministers

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The range, nature and applicability of funding models to support community land ownership

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Community funding – models table

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Scottish Futures Trust – Enabling Infrastructure – Interim Report

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Advice to Scottish Ministers on Options for Land Value Capture

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Scale & Concentration: Overview of the evidence report and recommendations

Short summary of the Investigation into the issues associated with Large Scale and Concentrated Land Ownership in Scotland and the Recommendations to Scottish Ministers.

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Scale & Concentration: Investigation into the issues associated with scale and concentration land ownership in Scotland

Evidence report following an investigation into the impacts of scale and concentration of land ownership in Scotland.  The report follows a call for evidence by the Commission last year, for anyone with experience of living or working in parts of Scotland where most of the land is owned by a small number of people, to share their experiences.

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Scale & Concentration: Report to Ministers – Review of scale and concentration of land ownership

This report sets out the Commission’s conclusions and recommendations from our review into issues associated with scale and concentration of land ownership in Scotland.

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Scale & Concentration: Research review – The effects associated with concentrated and large Scale land ownership in Scotland

A review by SRUC of previous literature and a descriptive analysis of Scotland’s current pattern of landownership.

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Land Focus: Land Value Tax Briefing Paper

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Land Lines – Land acquisition – lessons for Scotland: A discussion paper

This, the sixth paper in the Land Lines series, Professor Tony Crook looks at examples of land acquisition in the Netherlands and Germany and the lessons that Scotland
could learn.

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Community Ownership and Community Right to Buy – recommendations to Ministers

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Compulsory Sales Orders – a proposal from the Scottish Land Commission

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Land Focus: Land Value Capture

This briefing paper looks at land value capture, what it is and the Land Commission’s work.

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Land Lines – Human rights and the work of the Scottish Land Commission

In this, the fifth paper in the Land Lines series, Dr Kirsteen Shields looks at the opportunities provided by land reform for further realisation of economic, social and cultural human rights.

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Land Lines – Encouraging agricultural land lettings in Scotland for the 21st century

This, the fourth paper in the Land Lines series, looks at ways to encourage agricultural land letting in Scotland with a particular focus on potential changes to taxation.

 

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Land Lines – Land: for the many, not the few? Limitations on the scale of land ownership

In this paper, the third in the Land Lines series, Peter Peacock looks at the scale of concentration of ownership of land in Scotland.

 

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Land Lines – The delivery of public interest led development in Scotland: A discussion paper

This, the second paper in the Land Lines series, Steven Tolson and Archie Rintoul look at the approaches adopted to achieve public interest led development in Scotland.

 

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Land Lines – The housing land market in Scotland: A discussion paper

In this first paper in the Land Lines series, ‘The housing land market in Scotland: A discussion paper’ Laurie Macfarlane looks at how the public sector could intervene to improve the operation of the land market and increase the supply of land for new housing.

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