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Just under a quarter of agricultural land in Scotland was rented under a lease lasting one year or more; about 1.32 million hectares. The proportion of land under these tenancies has fallen steadily over time, with the area dropping again, but only marginally, in 2016.

The map below shows the geographic distribution of tenanted land (excluding crofts). Tenanted land was more prevalent south of the central belt, in Angus and Moray, and around the mouth of the Clyde.

Map : Percentage of tenanted agricultural land by parish in 2016 (excluding tenanted croft land)

Tenanted agricultural land

Tenanted Agricultural Land in Scotland 2016 contains more detailed information on tenancies.

Other tenancy statistics



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