Scottish Land Commission

We established the Scottish Land Commission on 1 April 2017, after the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force. Its remit is to review the effectiveness and impact of our laws and policies relating to land, and to make recommendations to Scottish Ministers on future land reform.

The Commission's strategic plan reflects our commitments on land reform, as stated in the Programme for Government 2017 to 2018. It is also consistent with our Scottish land rights and responsibilities statement.

A key part of the strategic plan is to examine options for future land reform, including the concentration of land ownership in Scotland.

The Commission is reviewing tax and fiscal arrangements, examining constraints on the supply of land for housing, including land banking; and looking at options to bring vacant and derelict land into productive use.

It is also assessing whether better use could be made of common-good land and reviewing the effectiveness of right to buy mechanisms.

Find more information on the Scottish Land Commission website.