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Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement – Consultation Response Report

Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement – Consultation Response Report

Thursday, September 28, 2017

ISBN: 9781788512701

Scottish Ministers have consulted on a draft Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement. This consultation report sets out the ways in which views expressed during the consultation process have been taken account of, and it is a requirement of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.

Executive Summary

Section 2(2) of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 requires that Scottish Ministers must, before publishing the first Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement, publish a draft Statement and consult such persons as they consider appropriate.

Section 2(3) of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2017 requires Scottish Ministers to lay before the Scottish Parliament a report setting out:

(a) the consultation process undertaken in order to comply with section 2(2), and

(b) the ways in which views expressed during that process have been taken account of in preparing the Statement (or stating that no account has been taken of such views)

Scottish Ministers published a written consultation on the draft Statement on 16th December 2016 with views invited by 10th March 2017. 62 responses were submitted, 37 from organisations and 25 from individuals.