Scottish Land & Estates, which represents 2,500 landowners across Scotland, today paid tribute to the work of the Tenant Farming Forum following the passage of the Agricultural Holdings (Amendment) (Scotland)Bill at Holyrood.
Douglas McAdam, Chief Executive, said the work of the forum has been instrumental in the successful parliamentary passage of the Bill:
"The package of measures put forward to government by the TFF showed what can be achieved by the industry working through its challenges together. Of course there will be disagreements, but it is surely better for the industry to tackle these constructively together."
Scottish Land & Estates also welcomed the creation of a TFF Rent Review Working Group.
Mr McAdam said: "This group will as its first priority decide whether the current framework for rent reviews is broken and requires attention or whether it functions well. That is an important first step. No-one should be leaping to conclusions at this stage and I am sure that the new group will approach this important piece of work in the same constructive way as TFF conducts its general business."