New protocols build on positive work

Press Release

New protocols for diversification of ownership & tenure of land and negotiating transfer of land to communities help build on the positive work already taking place Scottish Land & Estates said today.

Gavin Mowat, Policy Adviser (Rural Communities) at Scottish Land & Estates, said:

“Land in Scotland is owned by many different entities, whether it be it individuals, public bodies, communities, trusts or charities.

“The new protocols build on the positive work already taking place between Scottish Land & Estates and Community Land Scotland, which has seen us produce a guide for landowners and community groups to work together on negotiating land transfer.

“Scottish Land & Estates is part of the SLC Good Practice Advisory Group, which provides information to help draw up the protocols, and many of the recommendations in the protocols chime with the Landowners’ Commitment we published in 2014, especially with regards to openness and transparency of ownership.”

The new protocols can be viewed on the SLC website.