Scottish Land Commission



Research reveals how derelict sites contribute to perceptions of urban decline

Derelict sites can have a detrimental impact on a community’s health, environment, economy and ...

Published 9 October 2019

Land reform unlocks opportunity as Scotland tackles climate emergency

Land reform can unlock opportunities to create resilient and empowered communities, improve produc ...

Published 2 October 2019

Scottish Land Commission: Common Good assets have much greater potential

Common Good assets in Scotland have the potential to deliver much greater public benefit than they d ...

Published 18 September 2019

Plans to tackle derelict land published

The steps needed to bring land back into productive use and prevent future sites from being abandone ...

Published 19 August 2019

Scottish Land Commission seeks views on community engagement

The Scottish Land Commission has launched a new survey seeking views of communities across Scotland ...

Published 19 July 2019

Scottish Land Commission: Vacant land transformation ‘should benefit communities’

Transforming vacant and derelict land should deliver environmental benefit to communities throughout ...

Published 6 June 2019

Buccleuch to sell 25,000 acre swathe of Borders estate

Buccleuch Group has announced that it intends to sell about 25,000 acres of its Borders estate follo ...

Published 30 May 2019

Shona Glenn: Let’s talk more about land value sharing and less about land value capture

Shona Glenn, head of policy & research at the Scottish Land Commission, offers some thoughts on ...

Published 28 May 2019

‘Fundamental rethink’ needed for Scotland’s approach to land development

Scotland’s land reform body has called for a “fundamental rethink” for Scotland&rs ...

Published 17 May 2019

Scottish Land Commission champions community engagement for successful land management

A new Protocol and toolkit that sets out practical advice on how landowners, land managers and commu ...

Published 31 January 2019

Land value capture to have ‘proactive role’ in place making

Ways in which Scotland can successfully harness land value capture to create places where people wan ...

Published 4 December 2018

New taskforce begins mission to reduce vacant and derelict land

The Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce has started the process of finding 100 sites in Scotland with ...

Published 27 November 2018

Task force launched to target new uses for derelict and vacant land

Two Scottish land and environment bodies have set their sights on finding ways to bring derelict and ...

Published 21 September 2018

Call for new laws to tackle blight of vacant and derelict land

The introduction of a new Compulsory Sales Order (CSO) power would tackle the blight of abandoned bu ...

Published 16 August 2018

Blog: Community Land Week: community land ownership becoming the norm

As community groups across Scotland are opening up their doors showcasing what happens on communit ...

Published 16 August 2018