The land of Scotland and the common good: report

The final report of the Land Reform Review Group.

Part Six Land Ownership and Use


1 In this Part of the Report, the Review Group considers a series of issues which were prominent in the submissions to the Group and which have long been the main focus of the land reform debate in Scotland.

2 In Section 23, the Group considers the flexibility that ownership gives rural land owners over their land use decisions and then, in Section 24, the Group considers the concentrated pattern of large scale private land ownership in rural Scotland.

3 In the final section in this Part of the Report, Section 25, the Group considers the role of tax concessions for land and incentive payments for land use, in the operation of the rural land market and the current pattern of rural land ownership in Scotland.


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