Date(s) - 03/11/2015
8:00 am - 11:00 am
The Radisson Blu Hotel
Community Land Scotland policy director, Peter Peacock, will be one of the speakers at this seminar which will explain the next steps as the draft Land Reform (Scotland) Bill moves through the legislative process.
It takes place the day after the final evidence session before the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment committee during Stage 1 of the Bill. Hearings will have focused on subjects as wide-ranging as Agricultural Holdings, Deer & Sporting Rates and Core paths & human rights, offering some indications as to the final shape of the Bill.
Experts will discuss whether a consensus can be found to move forward in this contentious area. What are the next steps, which areas are causing most concern across Scotland – and how are landowners facing up to potentially deep-rooted and long-term change?
How will “sustainable development” be defined to make a judgment on how land is being used? How might a Scottish Land Commission operate? Will secondary legislation be used to bring forward change in more challenging and divisive areas?
Experts will address these and many other questions and look at the potential wider impacts of land reform on Scotland as the debate intensifies ahead of the Holyrood elections in May 2016.