Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement 2022: advisory notes

Advisory notes to accompany Revised 2022 Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement, September 2022.

Annex B: The Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement Policy Context

This table sets out the relationship between the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement and other key Scottish Government policy and strategy documents. The table includes those documents most closely related to the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement; however, due to breadth of policy areas and topics which are relevant to land, the table cannot be fully comprehensive. It should be noted that the influence of related policies and strategies may run up and down the vertical hierarchy, as well as horizontally. An asterisk (*) indicates policies currently under development or review.

Human Rights and International Standards

  • European Convention on Human Rights
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
  • Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

National Performance Framework


The framework is for all of Scotland. We aim to:

  • create a more successful country
  • give opportunities to all people living in Scotland
  • increase the wellbeing of people living in Scotland
  • create sustainable and inclusive growth
  • reduce inequalities and give equal importance to economic, environmental and social progress

Selected National Outcomes

  • We have a globally competitive, entrepreneurial, inclusive and sustainable economy
  • We respect, protect and fulfil human rights and live free from discrimination
  • We tackle poverty by sharing opportunities, wealth and power more equally
  • We live in communities that are inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe
  • We have thriving and innovative businesses, with quality jobs and fair work for everyone
  • We are healthy and active
  • We value, enjoy, protect and enhance our environment
  • We are creative and our vibrant and diverse cultures are expressed and enjoyed widely

National Plans and Strategies

  • National Strategy for Economic Transformation
  • Covid Recovery Strategy
  • Scotland's Second National Action Plan for Human Rights*
  • Update to the Climate Change Plan 2018 - 2032

Land Strategies

  • Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement
  • Land Use Strategy
  • National Marine Plan
  • National Planning Framework 4

Related National Policies

  • Scottish Biodiversity Strategy 2022*
  • The Place Principle
  • The Place Based Investment Framework
  • Guidance on Engaging Communities in Decisions Relating to Land
  • Community Wealth Building
  • Housing to 2040
  • Active Scotland Delivery Plan
  • The Pollinator Strategy for Scotland 2017-2027
  • River Basin Management Plans
  • Scottish Rural Development Programme
  • Scotland's National Food & Drink Policy: Becoming a Good Food Nation
  • Interim Principles for Responsible Investment in Natural Capital
  • Flood Risk Management Plan for Scotland
  • National Islands Plan
  • National Peatland Plan
  • Our Place in Time: the Historic Environment Strategy for Scotland*
  • Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029
  • Scottish Plant Health Strategy



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