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. They are undertaking a wide programme of engagement with the public in urban and rural Scotland on priorities for land reform, and work to support good practice in land ownership, management and use.

The Commission's strategic plan reflects the commitments on land reform in successive Programmes for Government, is consistent with the Scottish land rights and responsibilities statement, and supports work to deliver a green and inclusive economy and meet climate change targets.

Their plan sets out their key priorities for 2020 to 2023:

  • reforming land rights
  • embedding responsible land ownership and use
  • reforming land markets

They will deliver these priorities through a combination of leadership and non-regulatory culture change, alongside their statutory functions to review and advise on legislative and policy change.

Find more information on the Scottish Land Commission website.