Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture 2015

Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture 2015 presenting an overall picture of Scottish agriculture using data from the various agricultural surveys that RESAS manage.

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2.8 Rented land (Table C28)

Just under a quarter of agricultural land in Scotland was rented under a lease lasting one year or more; about 1.33 million hectares. This proportion of land has fallen steadily over time. However, in recent years, this reduction has been offset, in numerical terms at least, by a general increase in seasonal let land, which now accounts for 0.77 million hectares, or 13 per cent of agricultural land. There was a fall in both categories of rented land in 2014.

Map 7: Percentage of Tenanted Agricultural Land by Parish in 2014

Map 7 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.

More detailed information on tenancies is available in the separate publication, please see


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