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Tenanted Agricultural Land in Scotland 2016/17

Tenanted Agricultural Land in Scotland 2016/17

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ISBN: 9781786529411

Average rates of agricultural rent paid for farmland in Scotland; analysis over time and by category.

Executive Summary

Average rent paid for agricultural land in Scotland increased four per cent in 2016/17. The overall average was £40 per hectare, with and average of £27 per hectare on LFA land and £137 per hectare on non-LFA land.

The increase over 2015/16 was mainly due to the change in the structure of rents, with new arrangements being more expensive than those coming to an end.