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Tenant Farming Commissioner makes recommendations for a modern list of improvements

Tenant Farming Commissioner makes recommendations for a modern list of improvements Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner (TFC), Bob McIntosh, has provided recommendations to Ministers for a modern list of improvements to agricultural holdings. Schedule 5 of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991 sets out a list of improvements which may be…

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Discussion paper looks at land market intervention to increase housing supply in Scotland

The first in an independent series of discussion papers commissioned by the Scottish Land Commission, Land Lines, questions the level of intervention needed in Scotland’s land market. ‘The housing land market in Scotland: A discussion paper’  written by Laurie Macfarlane, Economics Editor at openDemocracy, addresses the “failure of housing supply…

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Scottish Land Commission – Conference

We held our first land reform conference on Thursday 28 September 2017 at the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline. 140 attendees joined us to look at the 'The Vision of Land Reform 2022 and beyond' and guest speakers included: Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham Laurie Macfarlane,…

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Tenant Farming Commissioner invites landlords & tenants to take part in survey of views on agents’ conduct

Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, is encouraging landlords and tenants to take part in a survey of views and experiences of the conduct of agents engaged to act on their behalf in matters relating to agricultural holdings. The survey is part of the review of agents which the Tenant…

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Scottish Land Commission publishes first Strategic Plan

The newly formed Scottish Land Commission has published its first three year Strategic Plan. The Land Commission published its first Strategic Plan at its conference held today, Thursday 28 September 2017, in Dunfermline. The Strategic Plan ‘Making More of Scotland’s Land’ sets out the priorities for the Land Commission focusing…

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Tenant Farming Commissioner issues Limited Partnerships Code of Practice

Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, has issued a Code of Practice to be followed by landowners, tenant farmers and land agents. The Code of Practice for Planning the Future of Limited Partnerships is the second to be published by the Commissioner under the authority of the Land Reform (Scotland)…

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Review of agents begins

Tenant Farming Commissioner starts work on the review of the conduct of agents of landlords and tenants  Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, has begun work on the review of agents. The review will look at the views and experiences of tenant farmers and landlords with regard to the conduct…

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New staff join growing Scottish Land Commission

Three new members of staff have joined the newly formed Scottish Land Commission.   Joining the growing organisation, which was officially established on the 1 April 2017, are Sarah Allen as Head of Policy & Research – Tenant Farming, Shona Glenn as Head of Policy & Research – Land and…

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Tenant Farming Commissioner issues first Code of Practice

Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, has issued the first Code of Practice to be followed by landowners, tenant farmers and land agents.   The Code of Practice for the Amnesty on Tenants’ Improvements is the first to be published by the Commissioner under the authority of the Land Reform…

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More dates added to Land Commission’s series of events

The Scottish Land Commission has added more dates to its series of Meet & Greet events which are taking place across Scotland over the coming months. Due to the success of the first Meet & Greet events held in April and May the Commission has announced the addition of three…

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Scottish Land Commission appoint Hamish Trench as Chief Executive

The newly formed Scottish Land Commission has announced the appointment of Hamish Trench as their permanent Chief Executive. Hamish will join the Scottish Land Commission from the Cairngorms National Park Authority. He will be responsible for the strategic leadership and operational management of the organisation and supporting Commissioners in fulfilling…

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Scottish Land Commission invites Aberdeenshire residents to community event

The newly formed Scottish Land Commission has announced a series of community ‘Meet and Greet’ events and the next one is taking place in Inverurie.   The Scottish Land Commission, which was officially established on the 1 April 2017, is holding an informal meet and greet event to give people…

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