Concentrated land ownership is causing “significant and long-term damage” to communities in some parts of Scotland, according to a new report by the Scottish Land Commission (SLC).
Scottish Land Commission
Concentrated land ownership appears to be causing “significant and long-term damage” to communities in some parts of Scotland, a report has found.
Scottish Land Commission chairman Andrew Thin has described Buccleuch Estates’ treatment of a tenant farming couple as “unreasonable” in the ongoing dispute over ending the tenancy to make way for trees.
The council-led redevelopment of Dundee waterfront has been held up as example for the rest of the country by the Scottish Land Commission.
Simpler tenancy law and a more business-minded and flexible approach to the sector has been proposed as a formula to unlock more Scottish farmland for let.
The Scottish Government has guaranteed funding for practical farm research in 2017 and unveiled a package of new money for its land reform agenda.