Scottish Agricultural Census - provisional results: June 2020

Provisional results from the 2020 June Agricultural Census on land use, crop areas, livestock and the number of people working on agricultural holdings.

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Area of rented land remains stable as shorter term tenancies increase

A chart showing area of secure tenancies, other tenancies and total tenanted land from 2014-2020.

The total area of tenanted land remained stable compared to 2019. The area of secure tenancies fell by two per cent, and the area of other tenancy types increased by four per cent.

Newer, limited period tenancy arrangements have been increasing in recent years. These arrangements accounted for just over one third of all tenancy types in 2020.

Area of rented land: 1.29 million hectares

Over the longer term, the amount of rented agricultural land has fallen steadily over the past ten years from 26 per cent in 2010 to 22 per cent in 2020.



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