Increasing the role land plays in Scotland’s tax base and a local authority power targeted at newly derelict property are among the key recommendations put to Government Ministers in a report from the Scottish Land Commission (SLC).
A team of 20 ‘wallunteers’ have been praised for playing a major role in restoring a key feature at one of Scotland’s most historic homes. To date, the group has repointed more than 150 square metres of wall at Bannockburn House, the magnificent 17th century mansion which Bonnie Pr
A major report has been commissioned to understand more about the nature and value of rural land sales in Scotland – in a move that will be crucial in considering the implications of new natural capital and carbon value in the land market.
The Scottish Land Commission has strengthened its Good Practice team this month with the appointment of Calum Stewart and Karen Grant as good practice advisers. Calum Stewart and Karen Grant will support the organisation’s work shaping change on the ground to ensure more people benefit fr
A new expert advisory forum launched by the Scottish Land Commission met for the first time yesterday to discuss the relationship between property rights and wider economic, social, and cultural rights.
In the fifth in the Scottish Land Commission's ‘Land &’ blog series, senior policy officer David Stewart explores why land for housing matters for much more than homes – it has an impact on the economy, the environment, and the wellbeing of everyone in Scotland. Land for housin
Significant reform is needed to the way land is brought forward for housing and development if Scotland is to build the houses it needs, according to the Scottish Land Commission. Publishing a review and recommendations to Scottish Ministers about land for housing – the culmination of two year
An architecture student at Edinburgh University has won the Scottish Land Commission’s national student award for 2021. Final year student Harry Whitmore will use the £1,000 award to undertake research into urban development and the role of community arts organisations to focus and drive
The opening of a new £50 million Scottish Government fund to help transform thousands of hectares of vacant and derelict land across Scotland signals a commitment to tackling the legacy blighting communities, according to the Scottish Land Commission. Scotland has almost 11,000 hectares of vac
Taxes on land and property could serve as a powerful tool for helping Scotland develop a robust, resilient wellbeing economy, according to a new report published today for the Scottish Land Commission.
Clear expectations on the management of Common Good land by local authorities will help make the most of this unique form of ownership for communities, according to the latest protocol from the Scottish Land Commission.
The Scottish Land Commission has set out a series of proposals to the Scottish Government about how Regional Land Use Partnerships might function to deliver on Scotland’s big ambitions on climate action and help support green economic recovery.