Rural businesses play a key role in delivering Scottish Government objectives

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Scottish Land & Estates’ (SLE) members play a key role in delivering Scottish Government policy objectives in key areas such as forestry, farming, renewable energy and housing, MSPs have heard ahead of a Scottish Parliament debate on land reform.

Ranging from delivering vital affordable housing to providing clean and affordable energy from renewable energy, SLE members operate as modern businesses involved in a range of sectors such as agriculture, forestry, energy, leisure and tourism and pursuing innovation, economic prosperity and employment opportunities.

MSPs received a briefing ahead of the debate, which was led by Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, under the motion ‘Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future'.

In its briefing, SLE reiterated its support for the Scottish Land Commission’s Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement, which aligns with many aspects of Scottish Land & Estates’ own Landowners’ Commitment. The Landowners’ Commitment, which published three years prior to the Scottish Land Commission’s Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement, outlined SLE’s clear undertaking to be open, inclusive, enabling and responsible.

Click here to read our full briefing to MSPs.