Scottish Land Commission



David Stewart: Land for Housing - What Europe can teach us

The Scottish Land Commission has today published its report Housing Land Allocation, Assembly and Delivery: Lessons from Europe – the sixth and final report in the series leading up to the Review of Housing for Land and Development, planned for early 2021. Senior policy officer David Stewart explains the report’s importance, explores its main findings, and shares how they can contribute to thinking on land reform and the creation of better places.

Published 24 November 2020

Regional Land Use Partnerships can help drive urgent climate action, says Scottish Land Commission

The Scottish Land Commission has set out a series of proposals to the Scottish Government about how Regional Land Use Partnerships might function to deliver on Scotland’s big ambitions on climate action and help support green economic recovery.

Published 3 November 2020

Scottish Land Commissioners reappointed

Professor David Adams and Megan MacInnes have been reappointed as Scottish Land Commissioners.

Published 28 October 2020

Re-use derelict land to support economic growth and wellbeing, says taskforce

Derelict land is a wasted resource that should help to deliver national ambitions for a fair and green recovery, a national taskforce said today.

Published 1 October 2020

Bold reform is needed to realise Scotland’s potential, says Scottish Land Commission

Bold action is needed to transform Scotland’s economy to achieve a ‘fair and green recovery’ following COVID-19 and the ways we own and use land are central to this, according to the Scottish Land Commission’s new three-year strategic plan.

Published 29 September 2020

Scottish Land Commission publishes new protocol on good stewardship of land

Decisions made about land that consider the long-term impact on people’s lives, the environment and local community, will result in greater public benefit, according to a new Land Rights and Responsibilities Protocol published by the Scottish Land Commission.

Published 26 August 2020

New protocols to help give communities greater stake in land use

Two new protocols published by the Scottish Land Commission aim to help give communities a greater stake in how land is owned and used in Scotland.

Published 13 August 2020

Webinar: The Role of Land in Rural Housing Supply

What is the role of land in enabling, or preventing, the development of new homes in rural Scotland? What opportunities should we be making more of? And what changes need to be made to adequately satisfy housing need in rural communities, both for those who currently live there, and to allow for sustainable growth?

Published 5 August 2020

Scottish Land Commission releases interim report into Regional Land Use Partnerships

The Scottish Land Commission has published its interim report which will form the basis of advice to the Scottish Government on the establishment of new Regional Land Use Partnerships.

Published 17 July 2020

Scottish Land Commission calls for new models of rural housing delivery

The business model used by most large UK private housebuilders cannot deliver the necessary level of rural housing in Scotland, according to a new report.

Published 14 July 2020

'Wellbeing' central to assessing business case for developing vacant or derelict land

Guidance published this week by the Scottish Land Commission argues that wellbeing should be a central consideration when assessing the business case for developing vacant or derelict land.

Published 10 July 2020

New protocols launched for trusts and charities that own land

Two new protocols that set out practical expectations for private trusts and charities owning land in Scotland have been published today by the Scottish Land Commission.

Published 24 June 2020

Scottish Land Commission calls for fundamental reform to land for housing and development model

Scotland’s reliance on the speculative private development model will not help to achieve the level of new homes needed or help build more affordable homes and the whole system requires fundamental reform, according to the Scottish Land Commission.

Published 12 June 2020

Megan MacInnes: Shaping our futures - communities and the Right to Buy for Sustainable Development

With the Community Right to Buy for Sustainable Development coming in to place last weekend, land commissioner Megan MacInnes looks at what it means for communities and for land reform.

Published 28 April 2020

International approach to land ownership holds lessons for Scotland

Scotland should look to international examples of land ownership, use, and management to inform its land reform programme, the Scottish Land Commission has said.

Published 8 April 2020