Scottish land rights and responsibilities statement

Statement of land rights and responsibilities in Scotland, as required by Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.

Annex B - Relationship of the Statement to other Scottish Government Policies

The Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement Policy Context

This table sets out the relationship between the Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement and other key Scottish Government policy and strategy documents. The table includes those documents most closely related to the Scottish 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.

Human Rights and International Standards European Convention on Human Rights
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
National Performance Framework Purpose The Purpose of the Scottish Government is to focus government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.
Selected National Outcomes
  • We live in a Scotland that is the most attractive place for doing business in Europe.
  • We have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society.
  • We reduce the local and global environmental impact of our consumption and production.
  • We live in well-designed sustainable places where we are able to access the amenities and services we need.
  • We value and enjoy our built and natural environment and protect and enhance it for future generations.
  • We have strong, resilient and supportive communities where people take responsibility for their own actions and how they affect others.
  • Our public services are high quality, continually improving, efficient and responsive to local people's needs.
National Plans and Strategies Scotland's Economic Strategy
Fairer Scotland Action Plan
Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights
Land Strategies Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement Land Use Strategy National Marine Plan National Planning Framework 3
Related National Policies 2020 Challenge for Scotland's Biodiversity Climate Change Plan 2017* Creating Places: a policy statement on architecture and place Flood Risk Management Plan for Scotland Guidance on Engaging Communities* Homes Fit for the 21st Century Low Carbon Scotland National Islands Plan* National Peatland
National Transport Strategy Our Place in Time: the Historic Environment Strategy for Scotland
Physical Activity Implementation Plan: A More Active Scotland Pollinators Strategy Regeneration Strategy River Basin Management Plans Scottish Rural Development Programme Scotland's National Food & Drink Policy: Becoming a Good Food Nation Scottish Forestry Strategy Scottish Planning Policy Scoping report on a Strategic Vision for the Uplands The Future of Scottish Agriculture: a discussion document The Scottish Plant Health Strategy

*the document is proposed or under development


Email: Chris Bierley,

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