A research opportunity has arisen from the Scottish Government exploring examples of how diversity of ownership has led to different social economic and environments.
The Scottish Government wishes to commission research to assess the impact of diversified ownership, including from Land Settlement policies, on local outcomes. The findings of this research will contribute to the evidence base being developed to inform the future of Land Reform policy in Scotland.
The proposed research will attempt to evaluate the economic, social and environmental effects of splitting up estates and large farms into smaller units. To compare these outcomes we would ask the successful contractor to find a number of case studies of both large farms and estates that have been broken up and large farms or estates that are currently in operation.
The deadline for applications is 5th February 2015.
Full details can be found here