Scottish Land Commission



Scottish Land Commission launches good practice guide to support land reform

The Scottish Land Commission has today launched a programme of good practice support, backed by a new online resource to help promote good practice in relation to land rights and responsibilities.

Published 3 December 2019

Kathie Pollard: Action on blight

Kathie Pollard, policy officer at the Scottish Land Commission, explores how a new framework can help decision-makers assess the impact of vacant and derelict land (VDL) sites on their local communities.

Published 19 November 2019

Hamish Trench: Regional land use partnerships

With the Scottish Land Commission being asked to advise the Scottish Government on the establishment of regional land use partnerships, chief executive Hamish Trench looks at what the body will need to consider.

Published 13 November 2019

Research reveals how derelict sites contribute to perceptions of urban decline

Derelict sites can have a detrimental impact on a community’s health, environment, economy and social cohesion, a new Scottish Land Commission research report has found.

Published 10 October 2019

Scottish Land Commission launches £1,000 student award

The potential to deliver affordable housing in rural communities is one of the research areas included in a new national student award which aims to encourage involvement in land reform and help with the work of the Scottish Land Commission.

Published 4 October 2019

Land reform unlocks opportunity as Scotland tackles climate emergency

Land reform can unlock opportunities to create resilient and empowered communities, improve productivity and reduce inequality, a national conference will hear today.

Published 2 October 2019

Scottish Land Commission: Common Good assets have much greater potential

Common Good assets in Scotland have the potential to deliver much greater public benefit than they do currently, the Scottish Land Commission has said.

Published 18 September 2019

Plans to tackle derelict land published

The steps needed to bring land back into productive use and prevent future sites from being abandoned have been published in a new report.

Published 19 August 2019

Scottish Land Commission seeks views on community engagement

The Scottish Land Commission has launched a new survey seeking views of communities across Scotland about community engagement in decisions relating to land.

Published 19 July 2019

Scottish Land Commission: Vacant land transformation ‘should benefit communities’

Transforming vacant and derelict land should deliver environmental benefit to communities throughout central Scotland, the Scottish Land Commission said today.

Published 6 June 2019

Shona Glenn: Let’s talk more about land value sharing and less about land value capture

Shona Glenn, head of policy & research at the Scottish Land Commission, offers some thoughts on how we can better fund and coordinate infrastructure provision to support housing development.

Published 28 May 2019

Mix of funding required to ensure community ownership success

Communities have many options to secure and develop land, but the full range of financing models is often not widely known, and there is more scope to develop innovative finance models to support community ownership, according to a new report.

Published 27 May 2019

Land ownership survey seeks to improve community engagement

The Scottish Land Commission has launched a survey into how community engagement in decisions relating to land is currently undertaken in Scotland and wants to hear from anyone with control over the way land is used or managed.

Published 11 April 2019

‘Abuse of power’ over Scottish land ownership having major impact on rural communities

Large concentrations of land ownership are having significant impacts on local economies and communities across rural Scotland, according to the Scottish Land Commission.

Published 20 March 2019

Scottish Land Commission champions community engagement for successful land management

A new Protocol and toolkit that sets out practical advice on how landowners, land managers and communities can work together to make better and fairer decisions about land use has launched today by the Scottish Land Commission.

Published 31 January 2019