This page will host a variety of material on the land reform process initiated in November 2014 by Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, when she announced that a land reform bill would be introduced to the Scottish Parliament in 2015.
LAND REFORM (SCOTLAND) BILL
22 June 2015 The Land Reform Bill, Policy Memorandum and Explanatory Notes are here.
Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee’s webpage on Bill here.
Caledonia Briefing No.8 by Andy Wightman on the Bill here and associated blog post here.
4 Dec 2015 Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee’s Stage One Report here.
5 Jan 2016 Scottish Government’s response to Stage One Report here
13 Jan 2016. Scottish Government letter proposing Stage 3 amendment on Part 3 here.
DECEMBER 2014 CONSULTATION ON FUTURE OF LAND REFORM IN SCOTLAND
Consultation on Future of Land Reform, Dec 2014 (to download pdf) or online here. Consultation closes 10 February 2015.
Caledonia Briefing No. 7 The Future of Land Reform in Scotland 21 January 2015 (1.7Mb pdf)
Analysis of Responses to Consultation on Future of Land Reform 15 May 2015
OTHER KEY LINKS
Land Reform Review Group Report, May 2014 (alternative link here) See here for separate page on the work of the LRRG.
Scottish Affairs Committee Land Reform Inquiry – Interim Report (2014) & Final Report (2015)
Review of Agricultural Holdings Legislation – Final Report 27 January 2015.