Posts Tagged: Land Reform

Latest Stage of Land Reform Welcomed

Community Land Scotland is today (16.03.16) welcoming the passage of the latest Land Reform Bill. A spokesman said, “Today’s passage of the Land Reform Bill represents important progress in taking Scotland further down the road toward more enlightened land laws and in extending the rights of communities to own land. The Bill that is completing… Read more »

Land Reform – a statement from Aileen McLeod MSP

In a statement regarding the Land Reform Bill, community ownership and the role of Community Land Scotland, Minister for Environment, Land Reform and Climate Change, Dr Aileen McLeod said: The Land Reform Bill will fundamentally change the relationship between the people of Scotland and the land that we live, work and depend on. This Bill is the… Read more »

Manifesto ‘asks’ – Constructing a forward agenda for Land Reform

Community Land Scotland has prepared a short document for consideration by each of the main Scottish political parties as matters we would like to see considered for party manifestos for the 2016 Scottish Parliament election. Read our 2016 Menifesto ‘asks’ (also accessible via our Policy Documents page)

Breakthrough on transparency of ownership

Commenting on the announcement by the Scottish Government that they were now going to create a public Register of the people who really own Scotland, Community Land Scotland said, “Given where we were a week ago, when the Scottish Government seemed to be saying they were yet to be convinced this was possible, today’s announcement… Read more »

Scot Gov releases action plan for 1million acre target

The Scottish Government have recently published an action plan for reaching the target of one million acres into community ownership by 2020, which was set by then-First Minister Alex Salmond at our Annual Conference 2013. Lorne MacLeod, chair of Community Land Scotland said; “We see this as very positive. The target will be tough to… Read more »

Short speeches on Land Reform and Human Rights

On 9th December 2015, Scottish Human Rights Commission held an “Innovation Day” Conference at Dynamic Earth. We have published this paper comprising of the four short speeches delivered at the panel breakout session on the day. The speeches, in turn, were delivered by: Peter Peacock of Community Land Scotland; Megan MacInnes of Global Witness; Dr Kirsteen Shields of Dundee University;… Read more »

Land Reform & Human Rights – new paper published

Megan MacInnes (advisor to campaign group Global Witness) and Dr Kirsteen Shields (lecturer in Public Law and Human Rights at the University of Dundee) have this month published a paper entitled The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill and Human Rights: Key Points and Recommendations. The Abstract follows: This paper supports the view that human rights can be… Read more »

Land Reform Bill Stage 1 Report published

Community Land Scotland welcome the detailed, substantial and thorough Stage 1 Report from RACCE Committee of Parliament on need for and ideas on how to strengthen the Land Reform Bill. Find the report here Read the executive summary here

Landward & Out of Doors on iplayer

In case you missed these land reform specials… Watch In a special edition of Landward, the team tackle land reform and hear from those who may be affected. Dougie visits a small community group in Mull, and Euan meets the country’s largest landowner, the Duke of Buccleuch. The 30 minute programme is available to watch… Read more »

BLOG: How does the Land Reform Bill shape up to international land rights standards?

Community Land Scotland is pleased to publish an important piece of work by Megan MacInnes which analyses the Land Reform Bill currently before the Scottish Parliament against the provisions on the internationally agreed Voluntary Guidance on the Governance of Tenure. This is possibly the first such analysis comparing Scotland’s land reform proposal against internationally agreed… Read more »