A month-long campaign will drive forward the message that the public sector has a key role to play in transforming vacant and derelict land across Scotland. Land Reuse Month, hosted by the Scottish Land Commission, will support local authorities in addressing the ‘how to’ of tackling the
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).
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
The Scottish Land Commission has today launched a new campaign that aims to connect people to the land around them, using inspiring stories to show how Scotland’s land is owned, used and managed impacts people and the lives of those around them. The campaign is centred around a brand
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 today published its report Housing Land Allocation, Assembly and Delivery: Lessons from Europe – the sixth and final report in the series leading up to the Review of Housing for Land and Development, planned for early 2021. Senior policy officer David Stew
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.