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Small landholdings legislation: guide to the law in Scotland

Published: 25 Sep 2018

There are only a few Small Landholdings left in Scotland and these are governed by complex, historic legislation. This guide summarises key legal elements for those with an interest.

Small landholdings legislation: guide to the law in Scotland
The Legislation

The Legislation

All legislation will collectively be referred to throughout the Guide as “the Landholders Acts”.

Links to the Acts:
Crofters Holdings (Scotland) Act 1886 (the “1886 Act”):
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Vict/49-50/29/enacted

Crofters Common Grazings Regulation Act 1891 (the “1891 Act”):
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Vict/54-55/41

Congested Districts (Scotland) Act 1897 (the “1897 Act”):
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Vict/60-61/53

Crofters Common Grazings Regulation Act 1908 (the “1908 Act”):
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Edw7/8/50

Small Landholders (Scotland) Act 1911 (the “1911 Act”):
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Geo5/1-2/49

Small Holdings Colonies Acts of 1916 (the “1916 Act”):
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Geo5/6-7/38

Small Holdings Colonies (Amendment) Act of 1918 (the “1918 Act”):
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Geo5/8-9/26/enacted

Land Settlement (Scotland) Act 1919 (the “1919 Act”):
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Geo5/9-10/97

Small Landholders and Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1931 (the “1931 Act”):
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Geo5/21-22/44


Contact

Emma.Glen@gov.scot