Scottish Land Commission calls for evidence on land ownership

Written by Tom Freeman on 5 June 2018 in News

Stakeholders have until 30 June to submit their examples and experience of issues associated with concentration of land ownership

A major review of land ownership in Scotland is looking for evidence to assist its inquiry.

Stakeholders have until 30 June to submit their examples and experience of issues associated with concentration of land ownership to the Scottish Land Commission.

Individuals, community groups, landowners and managers have been invited to provide examples of issues they’ve experienced.

SLC’s chief executive, Hamish Trench, said: “The issue of scale and concentration in land ownership has been an underlying theme and driver of the land reform debate in Scotland for decades. We want to look beyond the headline statistics to understand what the underlying issues are and how they can best be addressed.

“There has been a good response to the call so far and we have received over 300 submissions already. We want to hear from people directly involved or affected by concentration of ownership and their examples and experience, both positive and negative.”

Submissions should be made on the SLC’s website,  – and the body said they will be treated in strict confidence.



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