Register of controlling interests

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 requires Scottish Ministers to make regulations for a new public register of controlling interests in land owners and tenants. We expect to lay draft regulations in Parliament in 2018.

The new regulations will seek to ensure that land in Scotland is sustainably used and developed in the interests of landowners, communities and wider society by delivering increased transparency about the individuals taking decisions about Scotland's land.

We ran a consultation entitled improving transparency in land ownership in Scotland: a consultation on controlling interests in land in late 2016, and published the consultation analysis in June 2017.